Commonality - Online Portfolio

A shared experience in a time of division

"By the end of this astonishing piece, the company has broken barriers and come together, illustrating how we can break free from a trapped society and become a community, and emphasising the power of dance."
-Sophie Emma, Daily Info Review, Oxford
"When Marcus and I hug & Llewelyn and Hara hug too. There's a real conviction on stage and I think that's what 'Commonality' is about - real human connection."
-Taylor Han, Dance Artist
Original Cast:
Marcus Bell
Flavia Catena
Jazzula Donoghue
Taylor Han
Hara Kyriazi
Llewelyn Lewis
Creative Team:
Joel Levine - Lighting Designer
Thomas Page - Choreographer 
Max Winter - Composer
"For me, Being involved in rehearsal and development is incredibly valuable and what I enjoy most about the process. To be able to create the music as a direct response to the dancers and interact with them about their needs from the music - rather than having separation between the process and only communicating via the choreographer."
-Max Winter, Composer
“It has been a pleasure to see and support the development of Thomas Page Dances over the last few years. Thomas is a talented choreographer and his work appeals across a wide age range, with a particular accessibility for young people. Thomas’ dedication and commitment to both the development of himself as an artist, his company, and his place within the dance sector in Oxford is admirable."
 -Claire Thompson, Arts Officer (Oxford City Council) and Moving With The Times Producer
“Thomas Page Dances’ ‘Commonality’ unites audiences through a shared experience beyond the boundaries of the stage. The complex narrative is woven with physicality; with an intricate network of coloured tape adding a sculptural element to the work. 
 
This particular work by TPD is an elevation of their already strong programme of work, offering a multitude of ways to connect with the piece and the creative community. As a producer and programmer, I see this work as an opportunity to maximise engagement and empower new dance audiences.”
-Nadia Rich, Producer and Programer at Pegasus Theatre
"Tom really lets me play with the phrase and listens to how people's bodies move, which has been a gift when bringing all the collaborators together."
-Marcus Bell, Dance Artist