COMPANIES

ALAIN PLATEL (Belgium).   LES BALLETS C DE LA B. 2005-2006-2007. “VSPRS”. www.lesballetscdela.be


WIM VANDEKEYBUS (Belgium).  ULTIMA VEZ. 2000-2001-2002. “Scratching the Inner Fields”. www.ultimavez.com

KNIGHTS OF THE INVISIBLE. 2010-2020 >

AUGUSTIN REBETEZ (CH) 2015. 2016.2017. "Rentrer au Volcan".

PETER VERHELST (B) Nov and 9-30th Dec 2010. “De Aankomst van Walvissen".

MARTIN BUTLER (NL).1997. “Tued” and “Haughty Cultural implications of the 2nd Circle”.
MARK BRUCE (UK) 1996. “Horse”.

IONA KEWNEY SOLOS 1998-2018... 'BULLET AT STERNUM'. LYMPHONIC WarBellHoiund'. E'LECTRIC WOODS'. 'MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS GOT HER HEAD CHOPPED OFF'. 'BLACK REGENT'. 'QUEEN LORDOSIS'. 'DISCOLEXIC'. 'Ox-Zoomorphic SpyAngles'. 'SCarglitter RETINA'. 'SHY OF FIRE'.


EDUCATION
1991-1995. DUNCAN OF JORDANSTONE COLLEGE OF ART, DUNDEE.1stCLASS BA Hons FINE ART.
1996-1998. SCHOOL FOR NEW DANCE DEVELOPMENT, AMSTERDAM.
2003-2005. CIRKUSPILOTERNA, SWEDEN. Circus school (DOCH).

 

SOLOS 1998-2020

 

Iona is a Scottish artist born in 1973.

She trained in Fine art Printmaking at DJCA Scotland and continued to dance school SNDO  in Netherlands.

The next 25 years have been predominantly spent performing, touring all over Europe and beyond based in Belgium, Sweden, Amsterdam and Helsinki.

Iona is currently living in Glasgow, performing and teaching internationally.

Her works have been shown in 21 countries and hundreds of theatres and international festivals of Contemporary Dance, Circus, Performance Art and Theatre. 

Iona is trained in competition gymnastics and tennis and has won many medals and awards. 

She was a dancer for many years with WIM VANDEKEYBUS / ULTIMA VEZ and ALAIN PLATEL / LES BALLETS C DE LA B in Belgium.

 

Over the years she has collaborated and performed with film makers, musicians, bands, visual artists to make works aside her own creations; 

Add N to (X).    Trio AAb.  Peter Verhelst.    Chris Watson Sound.    Augustin Rebetez.    Racehorse Company.      Gina Czarnecki.    Yves de Mey - Knobsounds.    Wim Vandekeybus film.     Alain Platel lectures.      Conrad Shawcross. Martin Butler.     Mark Bruce.

In the last ten years she has been teaching at various Dance and Circus universities around Europe; regularly at DOCH Stockholm the Masters and Bachelorlor courses . 

Others include HAMU- Academy of Performing Arts PRAGUE. Baltic Nordic Network TALLINN. Dublin Circus school. EDINBURGH Fringe Festival Dancebase. HAMAR Teatro Innlandett Norway. Lativian Cultural Institute /Ballet and contemporary dance RIGA. Masters CPPM Estonian Music Institute TALLINN. 

KNIGHTS OF THE INVISIBLE

is her current performance company established in 2009 with musician Joseph Quimby.

Together they have performed for over 10 years from San Francisco to Mexico City to Prague and much of Europe in between. Their works together are;

 'Electric Woods'.   'Fauxpas'.   'Self-Interrupted Exhibition'.   'Knights of the Invisible'.     'Mary Queen of Scots got her head chopped off'.    'Black Regent'.  

and coming in 2021 'Waiting for the Sea Eagle' .

They were Circus Next Laureate  2012/13.


 ONGOING/ CURRENT SOLOS click here.

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2018-Aberdeen artists society Visual art Residency award at Haddo House -National Trust for Scotland.

2014/15. CREATIVE SCOTLAND QUALITY PRODUCTIONS AWARD.

2013. CIRCUS NEXT LAUREATE AWARD/Jeunes Talents du Cirque.

2012. CHOREOGRAPHIC FUTURES AWARD. SCOTLAND.

2011. Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh. Group Exhibition of International Drawing.

2010-British Dance Edition Research Award.

Scottish Arts Council Creative Development Award.
 ‘SPIRIT of The FRINGE AWARD’.Edinburgh Festival 2005.

Scottish Arts Council Artist development fund for training.
2000- Nikki Milican’s Choreographic Core. International New Moves member.
RE-ANIMATED magazine, on work as a dancer and artist.
1998- S.A.C. Dance development award.1995 ‘Stuart Prize’ Royal Scottish academy. ‘National ‘UNIPART’ competition. “LIMBSKIN”. Winner.Exhibition at London and Oxford Train stations.


RESIDENCIES.

 SUBTOPIA-Stockholm. Dance base National centre for dance- Edinburgh.

 Ultima Vez studios.(BE).

 HIAP- Zodiak Centre for Dance (FI), Circuscentrum (BE), Les Ballets C de la b studio (BE).  

 Les Migrateurs (FR)  Torino-Mirabilia (IT), London-National Theatre Studio.                                    

 La Breche National pole des Arts du cirque- Cherboug(FR). Budascoop-Kortrijk.(B). Les Migrateurs (FR).

 Studio 3- Sweden. Tramway Glasgow.

Les Ballets C de La B, Belgium.  

 


 




SPORT
Scottish gymnastic squad/ Ayrshire gymnastic team.
South of Scotland Tennis Squad. (ladies and U18’s) Winner of Volkswagen ratings tournaments and
National Singles competitions. 6 times holder of Ayrshire cup.
Winner of more than 50 tennis awards/cups in Scotland.

 

ARTIST VISION SUPPORTED BY:

Circus Next Laureate /Jeune Talents du Cirque Europe. Choreographic Futures Award (UK). Les Ballets C de La B studios (BE). Ultima Vez studios (BE). Circus Centrum (BE). La Breche National Pole des Arts du cirque (FR). Subtopia (SE). Creative Scotland Quality Productions (UK). London National Theatre Studios (UK). Dance Base National Centre for Dance Edinburgh (UK). Les Migrateurs, Pole National des arts du Cirque, Strasbourg (FR). NRLAs-National Review of Live Arts (UK). British Dance Edition Research Award (UK). Ay-Roop Rennes- National Pole des arts du cirque (FR). Budascoop Kortijk (BE). Torino Mirabilia Residency (IT). London International Mime Festival (UK). Zodiak Centre for New dance Helsinki and HIAP (FI). Mexico International Contemporary Dance Festival (MX).

PHOTO : MILAN SZYPURA (FR).