MA Contemporary Performance
Ellie Higgins is a Scottish theatre-maker, performer and writer based in Salford. Whilst her practice is continually evolving, it is rooted in live performance, immersive theatre and a desire for intimacy with audiences. Over the past year her performances have primarily explored themes of grief and feminist geography, striving to intertwine personal experience and research in her process. Ellie is dedicated to developing a collaborative practice, she is co-founder of The Norm Project, an interdisciplinary collective, and Clocked On Theatre, a contemporary devising ensemble.
'The Best Of' is a one-to-one performance for library spaces and was first performed in the Manchester Poetry Library. Through comparison of human and CD memory, Ellie blends poetry, music and nostalgia to explore how we remember those we have lost. Asking whether we take the time to remember each moment or play the same fond memories on repeat.
Ellie’s final performance of the year, ‘Walk’ uses the lens of feminist geography to delve into the freedom of women’s movement. The performance loosely traces the history of women’s place in the city from the conception of the first department store to present day. Utilising a mix of live and pre-recorded film, audio and voice, Ellie invites audiences to travel with her as she tells an alternative tale of the modern everywoman, Barbie.