"Caitlin Barnett has mined something individual from her melting pot of influences" (Keith Watson)
I create energising, visually stimulating work that focuses on bold characters and stylistic movement, portrayed through a strong a sense of musicality.
Escapism through theatre is important to me. When creating work, my focus is on using strong imagery, integrated with original music and diverse movement language to create a cinematic world in which audiences can be entertained and immersed by the characters and stories, leaving them with the urge to know more, do more and be more.
After graduating from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts with a BA(Hons) in Dance (now based in South West London), I have gone on to explore how I can utilise the various genres and styles I have been exposed to throughout my life, to create something individual and unique.
My movement language stems from multiple influences. At its core is a strong sense of musicality. Rhythm drives the choreography and story forward, giving the audience something to latch onto, taking them on a ride, leaving them feeling re-energised.
"The performers of Comrades in the Dark put their feet down - metaphorically and literally - and re-energise the whole theatre"
(Asteropi Tia Chatzinikola)
As well as my own choreography, I regularly work within an educational environment, assisting GCSE and A-level theatre studies students with devising physical theatre and choreography, and choreographing co-curricular productions.
I also work with dancers who are undergoing professional training, most notably, as a visiting choreographer at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.
I continue to teach, supporting dancers and non-dancers from the age of 6+, and continue to learn from and be inspired by them.