Who We Are
'An international band of actors, dancers and musicians whose credentials and commitment are impressive.' Latest 7.
Award winning Karavan Ensemble produces the work of a collective of internationally acclaimed performers, dancer and musicians, under the leadership of Yael Karavan.
The company was formed in 2009 by artistic director Yael Karavan with an experienced group of international performers who wanted to create original, bold and daring work, by exploring new performance languages which combine their various areas of specialism; dance, live music, physical theatre, object manipulation, visual live art and text-based performance. Since 2012 they have welcomed collaborations with a range of new international performers and artists to bring exceptional physical productions to new audiences across the UK.
Poetic without being pretentious, the Ensemble’s work attempts to find modes of physical performance that explore and re-cast our relationships to ourselves, our memories, the natural world, place and communities – from the profound to the glorious, the mundane and ridiculous.
The Ensemble are interested in finding new ways to raise environmental awareness through their interaction with site and the simple means they use in their productions. Relationships with new audiences are developed by placing performance in unexpected contexts.
To date they have created eight productions and numerous outdoor interventions, nationally as well as internationally. Their work has been supported by Arts Council England, South East Dance, Brighton and Hove Council, The Dome theatre Brighton, Awards for all, Hollingdean Youth Trust, Coachwerks, The Nightingale Theatre, West Hill Community Hall, Tenuta Delllo Scompiglio, Italy and Kolbhalle, Cologne.
The company is based in Brighton, U.K.