Theo Adams

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This article is about the performance artist. Theo Adams_sentence_0

For the American football player, see Theo Adams (American football). Theo Adams_sentence_1

For the opera singer, see Theo Adam. Theo Adams_sentence_2

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BornTheo Adams_header_cell_0_1_0 Theo Adams
(1989-09-29) 29 September 1989 (age 31)

London, EnglandTheo Adams_cell_0_1_1

NationalityTheo Adams_header_cell_0_2_0 BritishTheo Adams_cell_0_2_1
Known forTheo Adams_header_cell_0_3_0 Theatre Performance, Film, Music, Dance, Musical TheatreTheo Adams_cell_0_3_1

Theo Adams (born 29 September 1989 in London, England), is a performance artist and director of the contemporary theatrical performance group Theo Adams Company. Theo Adams_sentence_3

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Education Theo Adams_section_1

Adams studied at Fine Arts College, Hampstead. Theo Adams_sentence_4

He left the formal education system early, at the age of 15 to concentrate on performance. Theo Adams_sentence_5

Work Theo Adams_section_2

Adams is known for both his live productions and film work. Theo Adams_sentence_6

He made his professional stage debut aged 9 in the Royal National Theatre's production of An Inspector Calls directed by Stephen Daldry at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End. Theo Adams_sentence_7

Ponystep Magazine described the 15-year-old Adams as "central to a scintillating brand of gender-dysphoric, mid-2000s London nightclub chaos" and, over the next few years, he "turned his arresting social presence and brilliant performance compulsion into high art". Theo Adams_sentence_8

After several solo shows which he performed internationally, Adams formed The Theo Adams Company with their first performance on 4 January 2008 at the Tate Britain . Theo Adams_sentence_9

The contemporary theatrical performance art group comprises a collection of dancers, performers, actors, artists and musicians creating work described by CNN as part ballet, part theater, part pop. Theo Adams_sentence_10

Adams has contributed to a number of magazines including W Magazine, i-D and Dazed & Confused, appeared on the cover of Time Out London and was featured topless in the June 2008 issue of French Playboy shot by Rankin. Theo Adams_sentence_11

Adams has starred in music videos for artist such as Florence and the Machine and Róisín Murphy and was the focus of the BBC documentary Singing with the Enemy in 2007. Theo Adams_sentence_12

In April 2009, The Theo Adams Company completed their Performance project, a series of performances in an abandoned Catholic school in northwest London. Theo Adams_sentence_13

It was published as a 16-page photo feature in the May 2009 issue of W Magazine with photography by David Sims. Theo Adams_sentence_14

The company invited and were joined in their performances by special guests Lorna Luft daughter of Judy Garland and Tony award-winner Frances Ruffelle. Theo Adams_sentence_15

On 27 February 2010 the short film made as part of the project was screened at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York. Theo Adams_sentence_16

It was then screened at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia on 23 June 2010 Theo Adams_sentence_17

In November 2009, The Theo Adams Company announced Cry Out a new theatrical production. Theo Adams_sentence_18

The world premiere took place on 30 November 2009 at the Za Koenji Theatre in Tokyo, Japan. Theo Adams_sentence_19

While in Tokyo, Theo Adams Company were invited to give a lecture at the Musashino Art University about their work. Theo Adams_sentence_20

The production and build up to the world premiere was captured on film for the documentary, 9 Days Of Cry Out. Theo Adams_sentence_21

It had its premiere screeing on 28 February 2010 in Tokyo. Theo Adams_sentence_22

The full production had its European premiere on 8 May at Klangraum, in Krems, one of the oldest Mendicant orders’ churches in world. Theo Adams_sentence_23

The performance was part of the annual Donaufestival in Austria. Theo Adams_sentence_24

The performance was part of the final night of the festival which was curated by Peaches Theo Adams_sentence_25

It was announced on 15 November 2010 that The Theo Adams Company would present their UK premiere of 'Cry Out' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London on 18 and 19 December 2010 and tickets sold out within a day. Theo Adams_sentence_26

In June 2010, Adams was the youngest person to be shortlisted in the Emerging Performance category for the Hospital Club and Independent Newspaper's 100. Theo Adams_sentence_27

A search for the most influential people in the creative and media industries. Theo Adams_sentence_28

On 14 October 2010, Louis Vuitton presented a new promenade performance production by Theo Adams Company in Tokyo, Japan. Theo Adams_sentence_29

Collaborating with some of the most respected people within the performance world including Emmy award-winning set designer Joseph Bennett and 's stage designer and Tony award nominee Rumi Matsui, the company transformed a warehouse on the edge of Tokyo bay into a maze of rooms and walkways. Theo Adams_sentence_30

Adams' integrated international actors, singers and dancers within several separate performances around the space. Theo Adams_sentence_31

The performance culminated in a finale performance on a two story high set featuring a cast of over 50 and a special performance by legendary Disco group Sister Sledge Theo Adams_sentence_32


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