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Madeline Shann is a multi-disciplinary artist and activist. Her various disciplines include theatre-making, performance, dance and choreography, writing, music, and film-making.
She works in dance, theatre, screen work and live art as a performer and in various collaborator roles for finished works and throughout research, development and production. She has worked with a range of other companies and artists including Eclipse, Sleepdogs, Gracefool Collective, Sharp Teeth, RashDash, Travelling Light and Third Angel.
Her own work explores and deconstructs mass media and pop culture messaging, and uses imagination and connection as an emancipatory tool to combat oppression, with a current focus on the environment, justice, feminism, race, joy, post-capitalist futures and the human experience of facing the age of collapse.
She was a recipient of the Northern Connections commission from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, the Naseem Khan commission from Bristol Old Vic, Manchester Lowry and Leicester Curve. She was selected for the Dance For Art's Sake artist development programme from Jerwood Arts and Yorkshire Dance, and has been supported by numerous Arts Council England grants.