Deborah Claire Procter creates performance work that is a hybrid of live art, dance and theatre. She uses the difference forms to give audiences the experience of a new way of looking and a shift in perspective. Born in Wales, she studied drama at Exeter University and performance art at the University of Wales, Cardiff. Since 1995, she has worked internationally making performances for galleries and site specific locations, often working in collaboration with other performers, choreographers and directors.
In 2003 she made her first dance film as part of a commission by Welsh Independent Dance. She was also selected for the first Random Weekend run by Welfare State International.
The theatre critic David Adams (U.K.) described her solo show Don’t Know as both “lyrical and quirky.” In 2005 she received the Creative Wales Award for her work with video & experimental dance. Her collaboration with Oscar Edelstein began through British Council funding in 2003. Her vocals for the disc “La Grilla Acustica” with the ensemble of Edelstein were described by reviewer Carlos Marín as “simply dazzling.”
Having studied contemporary dance as a child, she has continued her physical training, working with Gardzienice Theatre Association in Poland as part of work with Theatre Alibi and extensively training in Body Weather, Skinner Release Technique and Kalaripayattu.