WHO ARE THEY?
LYNNEBEC are a performance company based in Birmingham. It is made up of creative duo Jessica Barber (she/her) and Catherine Butler (she/her).
LYNNEBEC makes work that is highly visual, energetic and draws on our shared interests in pop-culture, contemporary circus/dance, site-responsive performance, and live/visual arts. It's characterised by themes of connection, queerness, identity, movement, humour, and most importantly, JOY.
Our artistic practice butterflies between our interests above. It is expanding to explore the cathartic joy of letting rip, science and arts.
Jess and Cat met at the Uni of Birmingham whilst studying Drama and Theatre Arts (2013) where they worked together on different shows and productions. They found out that they really enjoyed making stuff together.
Their backgrounds are in theatre, physical theatre and dance; Jess having danced commercial and street and worked with National Youth Theatre, Lucy Hind (Slung Low) and RashDash; Cat danced contemporary and jazz and worked with choreographer Nikki McCretton, Exeter Northcott Young REP, NorthWall Oxford and the National Youth Theatre.
Jess and Cat have also worked as Producers, Project Managers and Facilitators for festivals and organisations such as: BE FESTIVAL, SHOUT Festival, Birmingham Dance Network, The Birmingham Hippodrome and Sleepwalk Collective.