Kate Flatt has over forty years' experience as a movement director and theatre choreographer. She has worked nationally and internationally, in text-based theatre, film, dance, opera and musicals, notably on the original Les Miserables with the RSC. Trained in ballet and contemporary dance, she has also travelled widely, researching vernacular dance forms in their traditional context. She has worked collaboratively with directors on landmark productions at the National Theatre, the Young Vic, the Royal Opera, the Donmar and in the West End. She is a highly experienced workshop leader, teacher, and mentor to movement practitioners, in a range of performance contexts.
Kate Flatt’s book is the ultimate toolkit for any aspiring movement director. She shares her adventures through the creation of the original production of a small show called Les Misérables after following a ‘hunch’. Movement Direction is an excellent handbook for artists to explore new perspectives
and you can expect to feel enlightened by the world of movement direction. Flatt ends the book in a creative way, leaving the reader with her final ten thoughts, my favourite being number 10: “Whatever the process, the results will live in the hearts and minds of the audience.”