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Knights of the Invisible is Iona Kewney and Joseph Quimby. They joined forces in 2009 and have been creating works internationally as a duo ever since.

Iona as Artistic Director, Choreographer, Visual artist, Performance artist, Dancer and Teacher.

Joseph as Composer, Musician and Actor. 

Together they are a radical dance company of hyper realist detail and surrealist vision engaged in the physical, sonic and emotional language of life. 

They create visionary worlds of live art.

Their performances are a fragile journey of interconnected life and death. A transitory live happening; viscerally present, and yet both deeply ancient and futuristic. They challenge the limits and edges of existence to points of transformation and metamorphosis. Their unorthodox and idiosyncratic methods unite with an unspoken magic, sensitivity and vivid imagination.

ABOUT

Metamorphosis and the poetry of choices. 

Knights of the Invisible create raw visionary worlds of performance art. 

Their visceral connection conjures an emotional atmosphere housing both physical and psychological tension. They weave the pores of existence into a sonic physical journey. 

Metaphysical and ritualistic matter fuel the work.

They are the white noise of many charactered selves.

Their open technique exposes them to transformation and chance in time and space.

Iona and Joseph’s methods balance on the borderlines of extremes and fragility.

Their practise weighs on the edges of change where different energies and emotion accumulate to transcend daily life into surrealist territory. 

The combined ‘force major’ imagines a world bigger than both of them. At once both primeval and futuristic. 

The music is composed as a network of energy states and vocal passion. A magnetic soundscape touching and colliding in the atmosphere uniting Joseph and Iona. Connecting and echoing their souls, surrounding environment and dreamworlds. The taste of the vibrating atmosphere shaping physical imagery in the space.

Their dance is the theatre of life. 

A spiritual uprising of the will and emotions pushing the inner world through the outer skin.

Anatomical frankenstiening of the body and being. 

vISION.

An ode to life and all its sensations. 

Detail to extremes.

Conducting a world of enlightenment through the mediums of dance, music and visual art.

The raw physicality and exposure of the selfs in their multiple guises, inner voices, sounds, movement and imagination.

Radical contemporary dance. 

Live composed improvisation. The right here and now atmospheric vibration seeped in history, life and mythology.

The pores of thought.

KNIGHTS OF THE INVISIBLE PERFORMANCE ARCHIVE

SAN FRANCISCO Theatre Yugen NoH Space. 

LONDON Roundhouse. 

PRAGUE Teatro Divadlo v Celetné, Nulty Bod Festival.

PARIS Théâtre de la cité Internationale. 

LIVERPOOL The Bluecoat. 

BRISTOL In Between Time Festival. Tyntesfield National Trust.

BIRMINGHAM Ikon Gallery. 

BIRMINGHAM Fierce Festival, Patrick Centre. 

BRUSSELS Kaaitheater.

LONDON International Mime Festival Purcell Room.

LONDON Chisehale dance space. 

EDINBURGH Dancebase Edinburgh Fringe. 

MEXICO CITY Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris. 

RIGA Riga Dom Cathedral, Time to Dance Festival. 

HELSINKI Kattilahalli.

STOCKHOLM Cirkusmania. 

GLASGOW Brunswick Hotel.

KAUKONEN Silence festival Lapland. 

GUIMARAES Centro Cultural Vila Flor. 

AARAU Cirqu'6 Festival.

KAUKONEN Hiljaisuus-festivaali / Silence Festival.

BERLIN Unidram International Theatre Festival. 

EDINBURGH Traverse Theatre.

FOSSANO Mirabilia. 

BRUSSELS Garage 29. 

STRASBOURG Theatre de Hautepierre. 2013. 2015.

GLASGOW Centre for Contemporary Arts NRLA. 

MULHOUSE Scenes des Arts de la Rue. 

RENNES Ay-Roop. 

PARIS La Marbrerie. 

SIGULDA Baltais Fligelis Koncertzale.

GLASGOW Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. 

TOULOUSE La Grainere. 

NEERPELT Dommelhof. 

PAYS DE MONTBELIARD MA Scene Nationalé. 

GLASGOW National Review of Live Art, The Arches. 

GLASGOW Gilmorehill Theatre.

LYON Les Subsistance.

ODENSE Workspace for Circus and Performing Arts. 

Iona is a regular guest teacher at major universities and schools of Performing arts throughout Europe. 

She also teaches Professional dance and circus workshops and is frequently invited as personal artistic mentor to international artists and choreographers from a variety of disciplines.

ANATOMICAL WONDERLAND

The awakening of physical expressionism through technique and visualisation. 

Focusing on emotional energy and athletic instinct to the edges and depths of movement possibility. 

Improvisation structures to transformation and metamorphosis. 

The Workshops will also incorporate methods of movement with handstand and sporting action and reaction in the space. 

Collapsing and falling and arriving.

Previous regular Workshops and courses 

 

TALLINN CPPM Masters in Contemporary Physical Performance Making.

STOCKHOLM DOCH Dance and Circus University Masters and Bachelor degrees.. 

EDINBURGH Dancebase. 

RIGA Latvian Institute of Culture. 

PRAGUE Hamu Academy of Performing Arts, 

GENT Circus centrum. 

HAMAR Teatro innlandet

DUBLIN Dance Ireland.

TALLINN Nordic Baltic Circus Network. 

ODENSE

Waiting for the Sea Eagle. September 11th, 12th, 13th

2023

WORLD 

Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus 'Infamous Offspring' on Tour.

2022

 

VIENNA.  

Austrian Premiere. 24th, 25th November. On the Edge Festival.

 

LYON.

Les Subsistances. World Premiere Waiting for the Sea Eagle. November 10th, 11th, 12th.

 

LYON.

Knights of the Invisible Co-Production with Les -Subsistances. October 31st -12th Nov.

 

BRUSSELS.

17th- 25th October. Rehearsals supported by Ultima Vez studio.

 

DENMARK.

14th May. Dynamo, Odense. Workshop 1100 -1700.

 

DENMARK.

1-14th May. Dynamo Workspace for Performing Arts.

 

PAISLEY.

23rd April, 19th May, 21st May. Drawing workshops at Outspoken Arts.

 

EDINBURGH.

25- 29th April. Dance Base residency.

SWITZERLAND. 

25- 31st March. Dance/ Art Film making with Augustin Rebetez.

PARIS. 

February 22-24th. Dance Film with Musician Ela Orleans.

PAISLEY.

Feb 10th, 17th, 19th. Drawing workshops at Paisley Arts Institute / Outspoken Arts. 

DUBLIN.

January 31st -5th Feb. Choreographic and movement Mentor. Dance Ireland.

2021

PAISLEY.

Teaching drawing workshops for Outspoken Arts. October 7th, 14th, 21st.

 

PAISLEY.

Paisley Institute of Arts Drawing Competition Exhibition. 4-26th June.

 

GLASGOW.

The Briggait WASPS artists and makers Market. Sept 4th,5th.

 

PERTH.

Wasps artists and Makers market. July 31st, August 1st.

 

GLASGOW

New Society East. 'Portal' Art exhibition of 8 visual artists. May 1, 2, 3rd. 

 

GLASGOW.

Royal Glasgow Institute. 'Interactions of Colour' Group Exhibition. Dec 5th-Jan 29th 2021. 

 

GLASGOW.

WASPS The Briggait. Solo art exhibition' Levitation to the future' in the front galleries. Dec 11th -Feb 4th 2021.

2020

NANTES 

France. Le Lieu Unique . OCTOBER 2nd, 3rd. Knights of the Invisible performances. 

 

ODENSE (DK).

Dynamo Workspace for Circus and Performing Arts. July 22nd -August 9th.Residency Award.

 

ODENSE (DK).

Writer of 2 page Article for Nordic Circus Magazine. Performance and artist talk 8th August.

 

GLASGOW.  

SWG3 National Review of Live Arts Legacy Archive Launch. March (cancelled).

 

STOCKHOLM.

Cirkus Mania. Solo at Nikikitopia Under Bron.  Feb 15th.

 

GHENT.

KASK School of Arts and Conservatorium . Circus Dialogues Residency . Jan 10-17th.

 

2019

TALLiNN.

Guest Teacher MA Contemporary Physical Performance Making (CPPM). November 24th-30th.

BERLIN.

International Theatre festival POTSDAM 'Black Regent ' November 1st,2nd.

STOCKHOLM.

Teaching the 1st and 3rd year Bachelors Students DOCH, University of Circus and dance. OCTOBER 14th-25th.

MERVELIER.

Switzerland Art film creation August 5th-12th.

STOCKHOLM.

Guest Teacher for MAsters students at DOCH, University of Circus and Dance. FEB 27th, 28th, MARCH 1st.

KILBIRNIE.

Solo Art Exhibition at The Studio Gallery May 11-25th.

EDINBURGH.

Dancebase. Handbalancing workshop May 5th.

BRUSSELS.

Rehearsals for new work  'The Lighthouse' at Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus Studios. Feb 8th-24th.

LONDON.

Rambert School of Contemporary Dance. Guest teacher for 2nd year & 3rd year students.

2018

ABERDEEN.

National Trust for Scotland -Haddo House and Aberdeen Artists Society- Residency October.

KAUKONEN (FIN).

Hiljaisuus-festivaali / Silence Festival in Lappi, Finland. Dates  tbc June 6-9th.

NORWAY.  

Teater Innlandet , Hamar. Teaching Movement Workshops. June 21, 22,23rd.

EDINBURGH.

Dance base residency 22nd April- 4th May.

NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME.

New Vic Theatre. Circus 50:50- Teaching Day lecture on Visualisation through physicality to selected participants. April 16th.

NANTES (FR).

RENTRER AU VOLCAN. 10th, 11th April.

BERLIN.

Guest teacher at Katapult. March 23rd,24th,25th.

STOCKHOLM

Subtopia Residency .Alby March 1-14th.

2017

AARAU (CH). 

CIRQU'6 at Alte Reithalle. 'Black Regent'. 23,24th June.

DUBLIN.

Circus school teaching Movement Workshop. May 30th,31st, June 1st.

PORTUGAL.

CCVF Centro Cultural Vila Flor. Guimaraes. May 13th.

NANTES (FR).

'Rentrer au Volcan' April 10, 11th.

STOCKHOLM.

Teaching at DOCH Masters in contemporary circus .21,22,23rd Feb.

BASEL. (CH)

'Rentrer au Volcan'. Jan 6,7th.

2016

PARIS.

La Marbrerie. 'Black Regent' -November 5th.

Mexico City.

International Contemporary Dance Festival of Mexico City-Teatro de la Ciudad. 'Black Regent'. July 29,30,31st

PRAGUE (CZ).

Zero Point Festival. Teatro Divadlo v Celetné. 'Black Regent'.July 20th.

PRAGUE (CZ).

Theatre Academy of Prague HAMU. Workshop Masterclasses. July 21.22.23rd.

GLASGOW.

Solo Art Exhibition 'My Machines' at Mono. July 6th-August 10th.

DELÉMONT (CH).

October 20,21st.

PARIS.

Centre Culturel Suisse. 'Rentrer au Volcan.' October 26,27,28th.

NORFOLK NORWICH Festival.

White Nights Kabaret RHCompany. May 18-29th.

PAYS de MONTBELIARD (FR).

MA Scene Nationale de Montbeliard (FR). 'WILD WOMEN' Festival. April 6th.

BRUSSELS (B). 

Rehearsals at Ultima Vez studio Mar22-April 2nd.

2015

LAUSANNE (CH).

'RENTRER AU VOLCAN' Nov 26th- December 11th.

LAUSANNE (CH).

THEATRE VIDY Oct /Nov /December.

BRUSSELS (B).

New performance creation with 2 others at Wim Vandekeybus studio. October.

TALLIN (EE).

Movement Masterclass, Tallin. Baltic Nordic Network. August 27,28th.

HELSINKI (FIN).

ZODIAK Centre for New Dance. Residency. July1-31st.

BRUSSELS (B).

Garage29. OFF Festival, May 29th.

GENT (B).

RESIDENCY. Les Ballets C de La B. and Circuscentrum. April.

RENNES (FR).

Ay-Roop Festival. Cirque au Théâtre du Vieux St Etienne.March 25,26th.

BRISTOL (UK).

In Between Time Festival. National Trust Tyntesfield House. Feb 14, 15th.

GLASGOW

CREATIVE SCOTLAND QUALITY PRODUCTIONS FUNDING AWARD.

LONDON (UK).

London International Mime Festival. Southbank Centre. Jan 12, 13th. 'Black Regent'.

LONDON (UK).

Queen Elizabeth Hall. Invited speaker at Circus Futures Conference.

2014

HELSINKI (FI).

WHITE NIGHTS KABARET with RACEHORSE  COMPANY. DEC 2-21st

STRASBOURG (FR).

Les Migrateurs residency NOV 1-16th. Premiere. 'Black Regent'.

TURINO (IT).

Mirabilia residency OCT 7-21st.

GENT. (B).

MIRAMIRO Festival at Sint-Baafsabdij/St Baafs Abbey. JULY 26, 27th.

MULHOUSE (FR).

Scenes des Arts de la Rue. JULY 18,19th.

TOULOUSE.

La Grainerie, fabrique des arts du cirque et du l'itinerance. Festival-JUNE 6th.

Mexico City.

Festival Internacional Cuatro X Cuatro/ arte escenico. MAY 1 - 10th.

STRASBOURG.

Theatre Haute Pierre. Residency . APRIL 15-26th.

LONDON.

National Theatre Studio Residency. March 26th-April 4th.

2013

LYON (FR).

Les Subsistances. Festival Mode d'Emploi. NOVEMBER 16th and 17th. 

CHERBOURG (FR).

LA BRECHE Pole National des Arts du Cirque. France. Co -production Residency OCT 15th - Nov 1st.

BIRMINGHAM.

We are Fierce Festival. OCT 5th. Birmingham Hippodrome. The Patrick Centre.

LONDON.

ROUNDHOUSE. Collaboration with kinetic artist Conrad Shawcross. AUG 15th.

FOSSANO (IT).

International Circus and Performing Arts Festival. 'MIRABILIA'. Teatro Milanollo. JUNE 21/22. 

SIGULDA (LT).

Baltais Fligelis Koncertzale. Performance-MAY 24th Latvia.

RIGA (LT).

Latvia Institute of Culture. Guest Teacher May 25 & 26th.

PARIS.

Theatre de la Cite International. Festival Circus Next. APRIL 27/28th. 

STRASBOURG.

Festival Haute Tendance. Theatre de Hautepierre. April 7th.

BRUSSELS. 

Kaaitheatre. MARCH 6th. 

2012

NEERPELT (B).

Circus Next. Dommelhof NOV.                       

RIGA (LT). 

International Dance Festival. June. “MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS GOT HER HEAD CHOPPED OFF.”

RIGA (LT).

Latvian Institute of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Teaching 3 day Workshop.
GLASGOW.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. March 3rd. “ELECTRIC WOODS.”
SAN FRANCISCO.

Theatre of Yugen, NOH Space. Feb 6,7th. “ELECTRIC WOODS.”
LIVERPOOL.

The Bluecoat Theatre. Jan 28th. “ELECTRIC WOODS.”

 LIVERPOOL.

The Bluecoat Theatre. Jan 29th. Performance Talk together with Chris Watson and Gina Czarnecki about our

works 'Quarantine' and 'Infected'.

2011
 

LONDON.

Chisenhale Dance Space. Nov. “ELECTRIC WOODS.”
GLASGOW.

CCA ‘International New Territories’. March 2nd.“KNIGHTS OF THE INVISIBLE.”

GLASGOW.

Brunswick Hotel. May 1st.“HOTEL.”
 

LONDON.

Chisenhale Dance Space. June 19th. “MARY QUEEN Of SCOTS GOT HER HEAD CHOPPED OFF.”

2010

BRUGGE.

'De Aankomst van Walvissen' 9 -30th December. Solo for PETER VERHELST.

GLASGOW.

‘National Review of Live Art’. March 19th. The ARCHES. “FAUXPAS” 30th Anniversary NRLA.
BIRMINGHAM.

‘BRITISH Dance Edition’. Ikon Gallery.Feb. “SELF-INTERRUPTED EXHIBITION.”

BIRMINGHAM.

British Dance Edition Research Award Fund

EDINBURGH.

Traverse Theatre. Nov 18,19,20th. “ELECTRIC WOODS.”

2009
 EDINBURGH. Dance Base Fringe Festival. Aug 6-16th. “SELF-INTERRUPTED EXHIBITION.

 

 BERLIN. AKADEMIE DER KUNSTE. June. Solo for ALAIN PLATELs Lecture.

2007

 LES BALLETS C DE LA B - ALAIN PLATEL . 'VSPRS' on Tour.

 LONDON. July 11th,12th. Twisted Circus Front Festival  - Solo at THE ROUNDHOUSE.

 

 GENT. 13th Intenational Straattheatre Festival Performer for Poster Image.

2006

 LES BALLETS C DE LA B - ALAIN PLATEL . 'VSPRS' on Tour.

2005

 LES BALLETS C DE LA B - ALAIN PLATEL . 'VSPRS' on Tour.

 GENT. Dr. Guislain Museum. Solo for ALAIN PLATEL Lecture. at RAW VISION.

 

 STOCKHOLM. Ladight Nutida. Vitabergsparken. Open air theatre Festival.

 

 STOCKHOLM. Alby. CIRKUSPILOTERNA. Dans och  cirkushögskolan.

2004

 CIRKUSPILOTERNA. Dans och cirkushögskolan. Alby. Circus School. Stockholm

 EDINBURGH. Edinburgh City Arts Centre. Solo on 3 gallery floors at 'Pleasure Lands' Exhibition.

2003

 GLASGOW. National Review of Live Arts 'Scarglitter Retina'. With Eavesdropper KNOBSOUNDS Belgium.

2002 

 WIM VANDEKEYBUS- ULTIMA VEZ. 'Scratching the Inner Fields' on Tour.

 BRUSSELS. Matrix M:A:P Dance for Alice Evermores Book launch.

 GLASGOW. 'INFECTED' New Territories TRAMWAY . Film with Gina Czarnecki. Dance & Screen. 

2001

 WIM VANDEKEYBUS- ULTIMA VEZ. 'Scratching the Inner Fields' on Tour.

 WORLD. 'INFECTED' TOUCH CAPTURE TOUR.  Iona Kewney, Gina Czarnecki, Christian Fennesz. British Tour 2002.  European Tour 2003. Touring 2002-2019.

 BRUSSELS. BELGIUM MWD Productions. Lead actress in short film/advert by WIM VANDEKEYBUS for DE STANDARD for tv and cinema. 

2000

 WIM VANDEKEYBUS- ULTIMA VEZ. 'Scratching the Inner Fields'.

 GLASGOW. 'INFECTED' Video installation at National Review of Live arts  NRLA on The Tall Ship.

1999

 NEW YORK. 'Bullet at Sternum' at New York Improvisation Festival -St.Marks Church. Music by BARRY 7 of ADD N to (X).

 GLASGOW.  'Ox-ZooMorphic Spyangles' at International New Moves. Tramway dark lights commission. with musicians TRIO AAB.

 EDINBURGH. 'Discolexic' solo with drawings. Edinburgh Fringe -The Famous Grouse House. 

 EDINBURGH. The Bongo Club with the Bancroft Brothers. Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

 LONDON. Film documentation of my work on Performance , art and writing. 

1998

 GLASGOW. 'LYMPHonic WARbellHOUND' Cottiers Theatre with musicians TRIO AAB.

 AMSTERDAM. Muiderpoort Theatre. Solo with art .

 EDINBURGH. 'Queen Lordosis' with musician Alan Purves at Dancebase, Edinburgh Fringe .

 GLASGOW. 'Cardiovascular Dejavu' Princes Square . Solo on 3 floors. 

LONDON. Ballroom Blitz, Royal Festival Hall. Scottish Platform.

EDINBURGH. Assembly rooms. 'Moving in Mysterious ways' Solo with drawings.

1997

SCHOOL FOR NEW DANCE DEVELOPMENT. SNDO. Amsterdam. 

AMSTERDAM 'Exclimbation' School voor Nieuwe Dance SNDO.

1996

SCHOOL FOR NEW DANCE DEVELOPMENT. SNDO. Amsterdam. 

1994

DUNDEE 'Body Expression' Live Performance art with apparatus in old gymnasium.

1991-1995.

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee Scotland.

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