TECHNICAL SERVICES

I have worked for many years as a freelance technical manager, mentor and lighting designer for theatre and dance projects, venues and galleries.

“One common element of these three dance pieces is the strong technical support of John Collingswood, a freelance artist working with performers across Wales. His lighting in Army of Me is particularly stunning, and his technical work for all three a crucial part of their ability to connect clearly with the audience.”

Cath Barton, Wales Arts Review

2018 – Oulu Dance Hack – facilitation of 3-day dance/tech intensive – Oulu, Finland

2018 – Tanja Raman – Kaiho3 – technical mentor – Oulu, Finland

2018 – TaikaBox – KehoKone – interactive systems: dancer/robot/soundscape – Oulu and Tampere, Finland

2018 – TaikaBox – Born Old – video/sound/technical for shows in Norway and Finland

2018 – Cai Tomos and Debajo del Sombrero – Some Things From Somewhere – technical manager/curator/exhibition design/video artist – Madrid, Spain

2018/2017 – TaikaBox – DigiDance – technical manager for workshops in schools, community centres and galleries across Finland and Eindhoven, the Netherlands

2017 – Oulu Dance Hack – facilitation of 3-day dance/tech intensive – Oulu, Finland

2016 – TaikaBox – Between Coil and Recoil – lighting/sound/technical for shows in Sweden/Finland/Wales

2016 – Oulu Dance Hack – facilitation of 3-day dance/tech intensive – Oulu, Finland

2015 – TaikaBox – a study in telesymbiosis – lighting/sound/technical for simultaneous shows in Finland and Wales

2015 – Jo Fong – An Invitation… – technical management – UK tour

2014-present – TaikaBox – PSO – live lighting/sound/video design – across Europe

2014 – Ballet Nimba – N’tokee – lighting/video/technical – world premiere

2014 – Jo Fong – Witness – technical management – UK tour

2014 – Run Ragged – The First Time Machine – lighting/video/technical management – Welsh tour

2013 – Shut up & Dance – shh! – technical management – Welsh tour

2013 – Jo Young – Army of Me – lighting design/technical – Welsh tour

2013 – Karol Cysewski – Wonders of the Universe – lighting design/technical/photography – Welsh tour

2013 – Shock n Awe Productions – Fallen – lighting and video design – world premiere

2013 – MYDC – ignite – lighting design/technical management – Welsh tour

2013 – Jo Fong – Witness – technical management – UK tour

2013 – Mr and Mrs Clark – Nine – lighting design/technical management – Welsh tour

2012 – TaikaBox – unattaching – lighting/sound/video design/tech – international tour

2012 – Run Ragged – Out of the Box – lighting design – Welsh tour

2011 – re-live – Stories to Leave – lighting and video design – performance and short film

2011 – video consultation for Champloo – White Caps – international tour

2011 – technical cover for Bombastic Dance – Beyond the Stars – Welsh tour

2010 – lighting design for Deborah Light – cortex – the Place Prize

2010 – stage and lighting design for Cai Tomos & Annie Suganami – RE – Welsh tour

2009 – lighting/video design for ShermanCymru – Ceisio’i Bywyd Hi – Welsh tour

2009 – lighting design for 28degrees dance – DUCO – UK tour

2007/8/9/10 – technical mentor for Welsh Independent Dance’s dancebytes project

2008 – lighting design for Matthew Howells – Cube With Magic Ribbons

2008 – lighting design for Deborah Light – Angelica – international tour

2007 – Anushye Yarnell – the Animal Love Project – lighting design

2007/08 – Marc Rees – Gloria Days – technical management – international tour

2007 – design/lighting/technical for Gerald Tyler – Big Hands – site specific work in Wales

2007 – lighting design for Deborah Light – Angelica – Abundance Festival – Sweden

2007 – lighting design for Spectacle Theatre – the Lazy Ant – tour of China – winner of the ‘best production’ prize at Shanghai International Children’s Festival

2007 – lighting design and technical manager for India Dance Wales – Natya Kala – UK tour

2006 – dance bytes work in progress – technical manager and lighting design for Chloe Loftus, Deborah Light and Jenny Pill

2006 – Tanja Raman – kuuluako/kaihokaksi/kaiku – live music/video/publicity/lighting design

2006 – Jem Treays – Walkie Talkie – technician/lighting design/live sound manipulation

2006 – Welsh Independent Dance – dance bytes on tour – technical manager –

1998 – 2005 – Spacex Gallery – installation technician for various artists, including: Mika Taanila, Ori Gersht, Angus Fairhurst, Ellen Pau, John Virtue, Sigalit Landau, Gustav Metzger, Gavin Renwick & Lari Pitman

2006 – Stella Duffy – Breaststrokes – relight/stage manager

2006 – Dance Roads – international dance exchange – technical manager – world tour

2005 – Centre for Contemporary Art in the Natural World – Devon – audiovisual consultant

2005 – Theatre Alibi – Bonjour Bob – technical stage manager – UK tour

2005 – Jem Treays – is this it?/Walkie Talkie – technician

2005 – BeingFrank – Pandora’s Box – technical manager – UK tour

2005 – Welsh Independent Dance – Triple Exposure – technical manager

2005 – Theatre Alibi – Close to Home – video production/exhibition curator

2005 – Travelling Light – Clown – touring stage manager – UK tour

2004/05 – Fanclub Dance – Skimmed – technical manager – UK tour

2004 – Theatre Alibi – Wild One – touring stage manager – UK tour

2004 – National Trust Theatre – Sapling’s Song – technical manager – UK tour

2004 – Dance Roads – international dance exchange – technical manager – world tour

2003 – Theatre Alibi – You Can’t Catch Me – stage manager – UK tour

2003 – Exeter Phoenix – in-house technician

2002/03 – Earthfall – I Cant Stand Up For Falling Down – technical manager (lighting/video) – European tour

2002 – Theatre Alibi – Teapot – design assistant

2002 – Fanclub Dance – 342 – technical manager – UK tour

2002 – Theatre Alibi – The Freeze – stage manager/lighting/sound design – UK tour

2001 – Theatre Alibi – Clockwork – stage manager/design assistant – UK tour

2001 – Travelling Light – Walking the Tightrope – stage manager – UK tour

2001 – Theatre Alibi – Little White Lies – stage manager/lighting co-design – UK tour

2000 – Theatre Alibi – Shelf Life – stage manager – UK tour

2000 – Theatre Alibi – In One Ear and Out the Other – stage manager – UK tour

1999 – Theatre Alibi – Me and My Shadow – stage manager – UK tour

1999 – Theatre Alibi – 400 Jokes with the Devil – stage manager/video operator – UK tour

1998 – Theatre Alibi – Animal Tales – stage manager – UK tour

1996-98 – impact community theatre – production manager/writer/designer/project leader – Cambridge and various tours