Samuel Hall: Epoch, Aeon Composer
Samuel's professional training in music and composition started at the Junior Department at Trinity Laban, studying composition with Kerry Andrews and Saxophone with Mick Foster. Sam is now in his final year of an undergraduate degree at the Royal College of Music, learning composition with Mark-Anthony Turnage as a Scholar.
Since 2011 Sam's work has been performed by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Aurora Orchestra, Juice Vocal Ensemble and the National Youth Orchestra in venues including the Royal Opera House, The Linbury Theatre, Snape Maltings, The Royal College of Music, the South Bank Centre, The London Science Museum and Rochester Cathedral. In 2012, Sam was commissioned to create 'Views' for Laban, with choreography by Lucy Anne Evans and performances at the South Bank Centre. In 2013 Sam collaborated with choreographer Molly Roberts to create a new work for The Linbury Studio Theatre, through Youth Dance England's Young Creatives Scheme.
Samuel is currently working as Children's Musical Director and 'Rock Coach' on School of Rock the Musical in London. Sam is thrilled to be collaborating with Richard again, following his research into Burnt Norton last year. This will be his first full evening collaboration with Richard Chappell Dance.
Photo: Eric Ollivier
Anne Chappell: Epoch, Aeon Researcher
Anne has a BA Hons degree in English Literature from Leeds University and a postgraduate certificate in Education. Alongside working as a teacher in various different schools throughout her career, Anne is an active creative writer.
For RCD Anne worked as lead researcher on 'Unto the Ground', analysing Milton's Paradise Lost and creating with Richard different ways of generating movement through text. She also wrote two poems for both IRIS and The Vast Rocks, rehearsing with the dancers in the studio, establishing intention in the movement through her text. In 2017 Anne will be assisting on the preliminary research into T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets for the company's new creation.
Photo: Faye Tan
Neus Gil Cortes: Epoch, Aeon Dramaturge
Neus is a dramaturge, dancer and choreographer. She started doing dramaturgy in 2011 assisting Eran Gisin for “Emotions, job, emotions, once a day” which won the second prize for choreography at the Solo Dance-Theatre festival in Stuttgart in 2012. Since then, Neus has been exploring deeper different art forms such as theatre, cinema and visual arts, the last mainly through her BA in Art History, in which she specialized in contemporary visual art and philosophy of Art.
Neus developed her dramaturgical skills further through several workshops with renown dramaturges such as Lou Cope, as well as being selected for a number of choreography workshops and residencies in collaborative practices like Dance OMI 2015. For “Epoch Aeon” she will be mentored by Lou Cope herself through COLLABORATE, a professional development program supported through South East Dance and Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
As a dramaturge, she has worked with Anna Llombart (2014), Chavi Bansal and Johnny Autin (2016). Most recently Neus was the dramaturge for “Movement Alphabet”, an immersive performance of a digital image series by choreographer Jan Lee and digital artist Tim Murray-Browne, presented at the V&A Museum and Tate Modern in 2016. As a dancer Neus has worked with National Dance Company Wales, Hofesh Schecter Company and Gwyn Emberton, and this is Neus's first collaboration with Richard Chappell Dance.
Hannah Taylor: Epoch, Aeon Costume Designer
As designer for dance, theatre, film and animation, Hannah graduated from BA (Hons) Performance Design and Practice at Central Saint Martins in 2016. Hannah has undertaken multiple projects, including costume design for ‘Veteran’s Day’ (Finborough Theatre 2017),short film ‘Amygdala’ (2016); and costume and set design for choreographer Faye Tan's ‘Eve and Adam’, a part of Design for Dance 2015 (Platform Theatre).
As a costume designer she has also worked on ‘Our American Cousin’(Finborough Theatre, 2015), ‘Childhood Memories’ as part of Vibrant 2014 (St Cuthbert Church, Finborough Theatre) and costume supervisor for ‘The Flouers o’Edinburgh’ at the (Finborough,2014).
Photo: Tim Gee
Faye Tan: Epoch, Aeon Artistic Adviser and Marketing and Media Officer
After training at the School of the Arts in Singapore, Faye moved to London to enter the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, where she was awarded the prestigious Charlotte Kirkpatrick Prize. Following graduation, Faye became a member of VERVE, and toured works by Anton Lachky, Efrosini Protopapa and Athina Vahla. As a dancer, Faye was featured in Richard Chappell Dance's first short film 'Linchpin' and has contributed actively towards the company's engagement work.
Whilst training, Faye became an avid film-maker and choreographer, creating independent films under the banner of FayeFilm and Photography. Faye's films have been shown at Dance Film Festival UK and at the Nottingham Playhouse. For RCD, Faye has created the documentaries for IRIS and The Vast Rocks. In 2015-2016, Faye received a diploma in digital marketing and now works as the company's Marketing and Media Officer, as well as providing regular artistic feedback on the company's work. From summer 2016, Faye became a full time dancer with Frontier Danceland in Singapore.
Photo: Faye Tan