‘Naked’ // Film poem

Poetry & dance film. Choreography/Words, Helen Calcutt. Direction, Tina Barnes. Produced by Redstorm Productions.


Helen is highly experienced performer and dance practitioner, originally trained in classical ballet, jazz, and commercial dance, before moving into her contemporary practice, and a career in dance-theatre and movement direction. As a choreographer she works across the U.K. and internationally, sharing a compelling, energetic, full-bodied method of movement. Helen works either with specific dance techniques, or towards interdisciplinary performances, drawing on her knowledge of text-based choreography to create physically immersive, narrative work. She is also a professional Cuban-rhythms and Cuban-salsa dancer, bringing a deep sense of musicality and ensemble connection to her movement direction.


Film Poem ‘Naked’  produced by Redstorm Productions. Forthcoming in January 2019.

I’d Do It All Again movement directon, Midland’s Actors Theatre, June 2018.

The Darlaston Dog Fight, movement direction,The Arena Theatre, March 2018

‘Beyond Words’ original choreography combining contemporary dance & sign language. Commissioned by Southside Producers, Weekender Festival, 2017

The Darlaston Dog Fight, (showcase)  movement direction, The Arena Theatre March 2016.

Marina’, solo work devised and performed at The Southbank Centre as, Poetry International International Festival 2016

Four Squares, Birminghan Int. Dance Festival, June 2016

Last Act‘, cross-arts piece commissioned by the Birmingham Literature Festival and performed in The New Library of Birmingham. 2016

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The Darlaston Dog Fight, The Arena Theatre, March 2018