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Movement Direction

Cathy works as a Movement Director for award-winning Theatre companies, touring shows, in film and for commercial work.

Cathy works with a versatile range of designs and genres, working with professional dancers, actors and community casts to bring the vision to life.

Photography: Courtesy of Theatr Clywd

Selected Works

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Missing Julie

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Missing Julie

 

A new version by Kaite O’Reilly

Theatr Clywd

1921.

The world is changed after the Great War.

Anything seems possible now.

Miss Julie, heiress to a stately home, is searching for an escape. John, her servant, is dreaming of a brighter future. When a May Day party throws them together, tensions sizzle. But are the old hierarchies really over?

Strindberg’s controversial classic is given a modern twist.

Direction: Chelsea Walker
Design: Georgia Lowe
Movement Dir: Cathy Waller
Lighting: Elliot Griggs
Sound and Composition: Jasmin Kent Rodgman
Fight: Owain Gwynn
Intimacy Direction: Jess Tucker Boyd
Intimacy Direction Consultant: Ita O’Brien
 
Cast: Heledd Gwynn, Tim Pritchett, Catrin Aaron

Photography by Marc Brenner, Courtesy of Theatr Clywd

Critic Reviews of Missing Julie

‘Gripping take on Strindberg simmers with tension… a sophisticated and exact vision’
Gareth Lyr Evans, Guardian

'The social inequalities laid bare by the pandemic are at risk of being maintained in its aftermath. Missing Julie signifies that this is a moment when we can do something about it'
Gareth Williams, Whatsonstage

Gripping theatre that captures and holds the attention. It is a thoroughly worthwhile return to live theatre’
Richard Evans, Theatre Review North

‘Stylish, steamy and tightly wrought’

Nigel Smith, The Stage

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The Solid Life of
Sugar Water

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The Solid Life of Sugar Water

By Jack Thorne

A Graeae Theatre Company & Theatre Royal Plymouth co-production National Tour

 

           

Phil and Alice are in love. Phil and Alice are healing wounds. Phil and Alice are desperate to communicate.

Candid, uninhibited and visceral, this new play from the award winning Jack Thorne is an intimate, tender portrait of loss, hurt and recovery.

Director: Amit Sharma

Designer: Lily Arnold

Lighting Designer: Ian Scott

Sound Designer/Composer: Lewis Gibson

Movement Director: Cathy Waller

Cast: Arthur Hughes, Genevieve Barr

Critic Reviews of The Solid Life of Sugar Water

The Observer

The Guardian

The Sunday Times

The Stage

British Theatre Guide

Time Out

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Thor + Loki

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Thor + Loki

By Harry Blake (House of Blakewell)

Vicky Graham Productions in association with HighTide, Harlow Playhouse and Something for the Weekend.

Our heroes Thor and Loki have destinies – destinies that just don’t fit. The Gods are counting on Thor to win the war against the Giants, but he hates violence, is useless with a hammer and prefers writing poetry. Hideous half-Giant Loki is destined to destroy the Nine Worlds, but she’s never hurt a fly. As war rages and The End Of The World approaches, an unlikely friendship is born. Can Thor and Loki find the strength to be themselves and save the world? Expect epic battles, mighty ballads and a chorus of tap-dancing trolls in this big-hearted comedy about friends, heroes and making a stand. Freely adapted from Norse mythology, Thor and Loki is a fierce and fabulous new musical for every misfit who wants to change the world a little bit.

Director: Eleanor Rhode

Writer and Performer: Harry Blake

Co-Creator: Alice Keedwelll

Choreographer: Jenni Fletcher

Associate Choreographer: Cathy Waller

Design: Amy Jane Cook

Musical Director: Harrison White

Sound Designer: David Gregory

Lighting Designer: Richard Williamson

Production Manager: Ben O’Grady

Dramaturg: Sarah Dickenson

 

Cast: Harry Blake, Alice Keedwell, Boadicea Ricketts, Julie Jupp, Bob Harms

Critic Reviews of Loki + Thor

‘Crowd-teasing, crowd-pleasing, spectacular… theatre at its very best’
Mumble Musicals

‘Thunderously good fun’

Time Out

‘A glittery antidote to a world in chaos… refreshing to see a new British musical this original’
The Scotsman

‘Musical theatre Valhalla’
The i Paper

‘Surprisingly contemporary… Funny… funny… funny’

Exeunt Magazie

‘A smash hit for Marvel and musical fans alike’
The List

Supported by:

First produced at the Edinburgh Fringe in association with HighTide, Harlow Playhouse and Something for the Weekend with support from the North Wall.

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Julie Ann Minaai

Dance Film Production

A new choreographic short dance film, ba(ME), focuses on experiences of immigrating to the UK and Julie Ann Minaai’s  journey as a minority East Asian professional dance artist in a new country. These storylines are told in tandem, with evocative imagery of internal and external struggle, and the exceptionalism and burden of Julie’s immigrant and minority status.

Director & Choreographer: Julie Ann Minaai

Consultant & Movement Director: Cathy Waller

Co-Director: Ailin Conant

Filmmaker & Editor: Mike Garrett

Choreographic Consultant: Yukiko Masui

Composer: Lewis Wright

Photographer: Camilla Greenwell

BTS Videographer: Cher Nicolette Ho

 

Cast: Julie Ann Minaai, Alistair Goldsmith

ba(ME) Trailer

Architecture of Autonomy

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Architecture of Autonomy

Kristina Walsh

Design / Dance Film Production

Architecture of Autonomy (2020) developed over two years and sees Designer Kristina Walsh’s sculptural approach to design evolve across mediums and join forces with multi-disciplinary creatives across film, dance, and circus. Motivated by collaboration and personal experiences, an exploration of independence and connection unfolds through a design series, short film, and exhibition.

Creative Director, Designer, Producer: Kristina Walsh

Film Director, D.O.P, Editor: Mae Sass

Choreographer & Movement Director: Cathy Waller

Rehearsal Director: Julie Ann Minaai

Music ‘Alison’ by Saxophonist + Composer: Trish Clowes

with Pianist + Organist - Ross Stanley

Fashion: ROBERTS|WOOD

Hair + Make Up: Ellie Morris

Film Assistant: Cengi Sen

Production Assistant: Baani Singh

 

Cast: Erin Ball,  Leanne Thompson, Sade Alleyne, Vanessa Guevara, Yukiko Masui

Architecture of Autonomy Full Film

Supported by:

Arts Council England, Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation

Cathy has also worked as Choreographer and Movement Director with: