Jane Mason trained in theatre at Bretton Hall in the early 90’s before dancing for various choreographers (Wayne McGregor, Colin Poole, Wendy Houstoun, Deborah Hay). Since the, her own work to tour has included Life Forces (with Phil Smith) Singer, Desert, Come on Sun (shortlisted for The Place Prize) and films (ANDOUT, Hard Told, The Pleasure of Gliding, REST YOUR HEAD).
She collaborates widely (Quarantine, Lone Twin, Theatre Alibi) works in a range of community contexts (in homes, on streets, with families) and in education and academic research (most recently with people and their experience of homelessness). Across her practice is a special interest working with non-trained performers.
Her approach, often working with materials and objects that transform, invites a quiet attention to detail, and an active slowing down into present process. Her current work Night Flying is created in collaboration with David Williams. Jane is an associate artist at Exeter Phoenix and a Kaleider Resident.
Jane forms part of the newly-formed company of dance artists coming together to create and perform a site-sensitive performance ‘Take a Seat’, co-produced by Dance in Devon and Eyeview, curated by Mole Wetherell from Reckless Sleepers.