Matilda's work to date has combined circus aerial skills with physical theatre and dance. Her mission as an aerialist has never been to defy gravity. Instead she has wanted to use it - to highlight our weighty existence and our relationship to the earth by hovering just above it. Her approach has involved using the skills, not as a series of tricks, but as a medium through which to create images which 'reveal' rather than 'trick', which are human, rather than super-human. To this end Matilda has collaborated with a diverse range of theatre, dance and circus companies and artists, such as Fabrik Dance, Volcano Theatre, Kathryn Hunter, Marcello Magni and Annabel Arden from Theatre de Complicite. She has run two of her own research projects and produced three experimental solo pieces. She has worked extensively as a teacher, leading workshops in dance, physical theatre and circus and the relationship between these art forms. In 2006 she produced a full-length solo show 'Line, Point, Plane', in collaboration with Annabel Arden, Annie Castledine, Bryony Lavery, Rosemary Lee and Michele Weaver which has toured nationally and internationally.
'Her performance is a revelation... performed with subtlety and clarity... immaculately conceived and timed to perfection' The Times on Lifeline
'Combining subtle theatricality, emotive expression and super skilled aerial tricks, a beautiful and touching piece - lively, mesmeric and sensitively portrayed.' The Stage on Lifeline
After 8 years in the air Matilda is coming down to land and developing her career on the ground, as an actor. She has just completed an M.A. in European Classical Acting at The Drama Centre, London, which involved residencies and performances at Shakespeare's Globe and at the Vakhtangov Institute in Moscow. Her aim in undertaking this course was to synthesize her hitherto disparate trainings of literature graduate and physical performer, academic and circus aerialist. She is developing her vocal skills to match her physical, and re-connecting to words.
Working with Improbable Theatre on their new show, 'Panic'.
A collaboration with the multi-award winning writer David Almond, supported by Crying Out Loud production co.
A collaboration with Volcano Theatre on the writings of W.G.Sebald.
Teaching within Shakespeare's Globe Education department.