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Marie-Gabrielle Rotie





Teaching and lecturing for the BA and MA Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths University of London and  University of Falmouth BA Dance.


Screenings of Dreamt in Flesh and Quarter inch created by Ian Pons Jewell at London Short Film Festival. Both films feature my self as main solo actress/performer. Both films won awards for best animation and best short.




External Assessing for Lassalle University in Singapore. This marks the beginning of some interesting collaborative possibilities with the dance department.




Performance in Pamplona Spain May 29th 2012 wins first prize!


Restaging of PAMPLONA, a short solo performance/live art piece which I choreographed and directed for an original concept and costumes by artist/costume designer Sandra Arroniz Lacunza and performed by Sally E. Dean, with sound collage by Nick Parkin. The piece won first prize of 6000 euros.




Marie-Gabrielle is honored to be teaching as part of a residential at Queens College, for NISDA (National Independent Schools Drama Association) in Taunton in June.



Creation of a film with talented independent filmmaker Sabine El Chamaa. Her films draw upon her roots in Lebanon and for this film I created and performed a solo based on her concept 'From a City with No Images'. The film is currently in post-production and forms a sketch for a full length film.




Butoh workshop with Marie-Gabrielle Rotie and Nick Parkin

Gravity and Emptiness


July 7th and 8th

11-5pm each day

Cost £95 (or £80 for full time students from weekly classes in 2012)

LBAC, Eastbourne House, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green E2




This two day intensive delves into our relationship to the ground and gravity in Butoh. We will explore  the connection between breath and gravity connecting to  the profundity of simple tasks such as rising, crouching, rolling, standing, walking and within these find a poetic and imagistic universe. We embrace the egg or primordial being, the body between life and death, 'weak' body, falling body and the necessary internal focus to accomplish these states and will also explore the impact of working with different kinds of images – abstract/concrete/sensation/ the surreal and the impossible and also work with images tied to the anatomical body working with pelvis/spine/back/head/feet/hands/breastbone.

This workshop is a rare opportunity to work with two highly experienced practitioners. Nick and Marie-Gabrielle have created work together for over 18 years, embracing productions for stage, film and site-specific works.  Open to all levels of experience and any age  15+.



Crypt2: the anatomy of architecture


Friday 6th July 8 pm

Christ Church Spitalfields

Commercial St London E1 6LY


Live Sound: Nick Parkin

Movement: Kirill Burlov and Marie-Gabrielle Rotie

Costume: Yuliya Krylova


Our activities are governed and sustained by materials and signals that emanate from beneath the ground; a pulse, an ebb, a flow, a signal, a light, or run of water, will affect us. It is a shadow or replica of the city.’

(Peter Ackroyd, London Under 2011)


The Crypt is thickly atmospheric and alive with resonant acoustics, and Nick Parkin’s improvised sound seeks to resonate with the space and connect with the subterranean archaic history layered below. Yuliya Krylova has created an evocative installation of costumes. Dancers Kirill Burlov and Marie-Gabrielle Rotie bring together their respective expertise in contemporary, experimental movement to incarnate and transform their physicality’s and the space around them, imaging the body as the architecture of death, decay and rebirth and the crypt as a space of imagination and memory.





Leda and The Swan


Research commences for a costume led project with Yuliya Krylova on Leda and the Swan at the National Gallery. We are working from the Michalangelo version which has been 'retired' from site, no doubt as its construed as 'too erotic?". This project is supported by the National Gallery and London College of Fashion and will culminate in performances and presentations Spring 2012. 



Marie-Gabrielle Rotie teaches Butoh for The Place Summer School


Monday 13th - Friday 17th August

4pm- 5.30 pm each day

Week 1 of the Summer Intensives programme with BalletBoyz and Jasmin Vardimon.

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Weekly Butoh Classes with Marie-Gabrielle Rotie

September 25th to November 6th (7 weeks)

                                                                                                                                             Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm until June 19th  Cost £95 /or for last terms students £80

Price for drop-in per class is £15

LBAC, Eastbourne House, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green E2


Suitable for all levels of ability.




Teaching for BA and MA Theatre and Performance at Goldmiths, University of London




Invited to undetake teaching and choreography of final year show for Performers House, Denmark




Engagements in Singapore .



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