Jane Mason is an independent choreographer and performer based in Devon. She trained in theatre at Bretton Hall in the early 90s before freelancing as a dancer for choreographers including: Wayne McGregor, Charles Linehan, Wendy Houstoun and Deborah Hay amongst others.
Since 1997 she’s made work in various collaborative contexts both independently and with companies such as: Lone Twin, Quarantine and The Gate Theatre. Since 2004 she’s evolved a particular interest in the solo construct, creating solo performances often with live music. In recent years her collaborative approach has expanded to working closely with transforming materials, where she explores ways in which the movements of bodies and objects can create image worlds of great affective resonance and tenderness. Usually triggered by some aspect of her own lived experience, these ‘worlds’ invite a quiet attention to detail, and an active slowing down into present process.
Jane also makes movement-based films, collaborates regularly on theatre productions, teaches in various community and educational settings and undertakes commissions. At the core of her enquiries is a persistent fascination and love for the human body and its movement.
Jane’s work might be characterised by a patient attention to remaining present to the detail of environment, materials and structures, and their intricate possibilities as they morph and unravel into spaces of freedom and uncertainty.
Jane was an associate artist at Dance South West between 2004 - 2006.