We look for simple strong ideas that explore human movement and people who want to work with us to realise their ideas.
Our projects are made in a collaboration between producers and the artists whose creative practice drives the work. We tend to develop projects over a long period, starting with a period of research and development. Our overriding aim is to produce exciting new work which involves communities, is about important ideas and creates excellent and surprising experiences for audiences.
We instigate new projects in a number of different ways. Sometimes we approach artists with an idea we’ve had that we think they might be interested in. Sometimes we put an open call out for emerging or established artists to pitch their ideas to us. This can be the start of a relationship with an artist we haven’t worked with before, or a new journey with artists whose work we know through previous projects with them.
We have created projects with a number of associate artists, whose work we have commissioned more than once, and with whom we hope to have an ongoing relationship. Our current artists are listed here and you can read about past collaborations in our Projects pages.
If you are interested in working with Imove or have an idea which you would like to explore with us, please get in touch.
Tessa is Imove’s Creative Director and the driving force behind the original Cultural Olympiad programme and in establishing Imove as a company.
Tessa has produced projects across all forms of arts and culture, locations and scale with an emphasis on staging events in unusual settings that reach new audiences.
Tessa is the Producer for Breath[e]:LESS and Haunt, is the creative driver behind Breath[e]:LESS and is one of its writer/performers.
Tessa is supported by a Board of Directors who counsel and help her realise Imove’s work, alongside the trustees of Imove Trust who help ensure that Imove’s charitable aims and values are delivered through its work.
Steve Toase is a writer based in North Yorkshire. He was commissioned as one of the Runs On The Board writers in 2013 and, as a result of that relationship, instigated Haunt in association with Imove.
Becky Cherriman is a writer based in West Yorkshire. Working alongside Steve Toase, she is one of the lead artists for Haunt.
Ralph Dartford is a prolific poet and performer an one of the founding members of A Firm of Poets. He is one of the writers for Breath[e]:LESS.
Tom Hunt is a writer, a performer and a circus artist. He is one of the writers for Breath[e]:LESS.
Kwah (aka Rory Gordziejko) is one of the north’s leading DJs and music producer. He is the Musical Director for Breath[e]:LESS and is the composer for the performative stage of Haunt.
Al Orange is a multi-talented performer, designer and producer. She is our visual designer and projection artist for Breath[e]:LESS.