Tom Roden is a director and performer working in dance, theatre and comedy. He directed Air Dance Company from 1994-2000 before forming New Art Club with Pete Shenton in 2001.
As well as his work with New Art Club, Tom created ‘The Doodle Dance Show’ with Anna Williams. An interactive work for families that takes place around a large piece of paper, it has had over 50 performances and continues to tour. The follow up project ‘The Building Dance Show’ is currently being developed for touring 2017.
His latest solo show, ‘A Pub Quiz’ was created with long term mentor Mark Whitelaw. Commissioned by Cambridge Museums and Cambridge Junction the work combines a theatre piece with a pub quiz. The show has been performed in arts centres and pubs and features challenges such as identifying dead animals from their bones and the question: Is there a god?
Other recent work includes directing the play ‘Prelude To A Coat’ a one woman show with Steffi Muller, directing ‘I Am Joan’ for Mean Feet and choreographing ‘The Tide’ for postgraduate dance company EDge.
His recent interest in mentoring/dramaturgy and guest directing has lead to work with Talking Birds, Corey Baker Dance, The Mostly Everything People, Pestiferous, Claire Cunningham, Hunt and Darton, Lewys Holt and Moxie Brawl.
He has worked as a movement director at the worlds leading Opera Houses including Billy Budd at Glyndebourne, Babette’s Feast at The Royal Opera House and Magic Flute at Opera North. His choreography with dance and theatre companies includes work with Scottish Dance Theatre, The Royal Exchange, Ricochet, Bolton Octagon, Reckless Sleepers and Probe.