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AN EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE COMPANY EXCELLING AT

POINTED POINTLESSNESS

WHAT

With wholesome earnestness and fantastical thinking, ANTS bring to light important reflections from a pursuit of an unspoken utopia.

We formed in 2020 during our collective MA/MFAs in Advanced Theatre Practice at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, in the eye of the pandemic.

The theatre we create transforms spaces, advocates analogue and challenges audiences. We take that which may seem pointless and pursue it until it becomes poignant.

WHO

We are a group of six artists from across the world who have come together to seek that which is most sought; pointed pointlessness.

WHY

Much like ants, we work together as one to build worlds; merging fantasy and reality to bring people together and provoke autonomous thought.

We are based in London, but have roots across the world. We come from England, Scotland, China, South Korea and Catalonia.

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HOW

Our work is usually created through playing with ideas, prompts and provocations, patiently repeating them in order to find what wants to be said without actually saying it.

Shortlisted for the Bread & Roses Emerging Companies Award, 2021.

Lu is an award-winning director, theatre-maker and facilitator with over 5 years’ experience in the arts. She graduated from RCSSD last September with a distinction in MA Advanced Theatre Practice.
 
Lu was nominated for both the Saville Scholarship and the Evening Standard Future Theatre Fund as Director/Theatre Maker, and enjoys directing new work that is both playful and thought-provoking. 

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LU CURTIS

HIVE MIND

Eva is a South Korean interdisciplinary artist born in Spain, raised in Brazil, educated in Beijing, and now living in the UK.

 

Her work, very much influenced by her nomadic life, often contemplates the heterogeneity of identity and complexities of being human.

 

A performer, painter and theatre-maker, her work is explored through care and the want to unveil her own internalised prejudices.

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EVA H. LEE

Diana is a mathematician and theatre-maker from Barcelona, Spain.

 

She studied at Polytechnic University of Catalunya (UPC) and has worked as a programmer.

 

With ANTS, she has combined her two passions; applying logic to theatre making.

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DIANA VALLVERDU

I CABRERA

Paul is an award-winning rural theatre-maker from the West-highlands of Scotland with a taste for performance in non-theatre spaces.

 

Past performance locations range from abandoned castles to railway station tearooms.

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PAUL HERNES BARNES

Qiu is a performer and theatre-maker from Nanjing, China.

 

She worked as a performer for 5 years in China before receiving a postgraduate degree from RSCCD in Advanced Theatre Practice, as well as from UCL in Environmental Design and Engineering.

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MENGQIU XU

Zhaolin is a theatre-maker and performer from China.

 

Before working in theatre, he received a degree in medicine from Peking University, and uses his experience to explore the journey of who we are in this rapidly changing world.

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ZHAOLIN ZHOU