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Formed in 2017 by Canadian dance choreographer
Jennifer Essex and English poet Harry Man, Fully Booked have toured to libraries, theatres and festivals. Fully Booked Theatre joyfully plops the worlds of dance and poetry into the mixer and whizzes the two together.
The company delivers indoor and outdoor performances and workshops, collaborating with established partners both nationally and internationally from the worlds of literature, dance, music and technology.
Choreographer, Chief Rocket Scientist
& Artistic Director
With over 15 years of professional experience, Jennifer has performed across Canada, Europe and Mexico. She’s performed in the feature films Anna Karenina and Les Miserables and toured with “Ben Hur Live” to arenas across Europe, including London’s O2. Her digitally interactive outdoor dance work REPLICAS was premiered at Stockton International Riverside Festival in 2016.
Jennifer’s works has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Council England, Pavilion Dance, Dance City, Middlesbrough Council, Stockton International Riverside Festival, and Tees Valley Dance, among others. Jennifer is a Senior Lecturer in Dance and Performance at Teesside University where she is the leader of the Children and Young People’s module.
In this photo Jennifer is testing her rocket engines.
Harry was a 2016 Clarissa Luard Wordsworth Trust Poet in Residence.
He was also a 2016 TOAST Poet.
His most recent pamphlet, Finders Keepers, a collaboration with
the artist Sophie Gainsley, was shortlisted
for the Ted Hughes Award in 2017.
Harry has also taught in schools throughout country in libraries, schools
and community centres throughout the country including Cumbria, Oxfordshire, Somerset and Teesside and elsewhere.
In this photo Harry is blasting into space.
A reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairytale.
In the wilds of the far, far North, join an Arctic explorer as he searches for his lost friend Gerda who has become imprisoned in the ice. Discover lost letters, cast a magic spell, take part in a traditional
Finnish circle dance in this magical winter adventure which premiered at Wintertide in 2018.
Suitable for indoor and outdoor spaces
Runtime: Approximately 25 minutes
DN Festival, Doncaster Stockton International Riverside Festival Greenbelt Festival Tamworth Library
27th July - 28th July 2018
2nd - 5th August 2018
24th - 27th August 2018
1st September 2018
11:00am and 2:00pm
DN Festival, Doncaster
Stockton International Riverside Festival
Includfest Durham Tram Sunday Fleetwood IncludFest Darlington TRAction Festival Crewe Middlesbrough Library YoungFest Liverpool Sandbach Festival of Transport
18th September 2017
16th July 2017
15th July 2017
7th July 2017
1st July 2017
2nd June 2017
22nd April 2017
Tram Sunday Fleetwood
TRAction Festival Crewe
Sandbach Festival of Transport