Based in Glasgow, Bex Anson is an emerging performance director and scenographer working across disciplines including: circus (Bassline /Circolombia), contemporary dance (V/DA, Hidden Architecture’s) and visual arts (Lowsalt Gallery/85A Collective). Her interests lie in collective synergy, audience experience, site specificity and transgressive forms of performance.
As the newly appointed director of Bassline Circus, Bex created her first, large scale outdoor circus show 'The Boomtown Games’ and is currently developing a new small scale one ‘FLIP: A Vectorised Circus Concert’. Her collaborative Dance + Av performance ‘VOID’ is about to be re-staged in a sunken waste-ground under Glasgow’s M74 motorway before a tour of brutalist carparks and 70’s office blocks.
Bex graduated from Glasgow School of Arts painting department in 2006 and has since received support from Creative Scotland to undertake training in physical theatre with Mike Barnfarther (Complicite,London), writing and directing with Philippe Gaulier [Paris] and directing circus at Bristol's Circomedia. As an associate artist of Brighton’s Feral Theatre she trained in 'Rites of Passage' with Sue Fox from Welfare State International.
For over 10 years Bex has been co-devising with her husband AV designer/technical director Dav Bernard.
Bex has made work in conjunction with: Dance International Glasgow (DIG),Glasgow Imaginary Festival, Boomtown Fair,Glasgow Sculpture Studio's, GI Festival, GOMA, Glasgow Film Festival, Glastonbury, CONFLUX, Commonwealth Youth Circus, Arches LIVE, Behaviour Festival, Fusion Festival and Tramway.
VOID and FLIP are produced in association with Jill Smith and Kathryn Boyle from FERAL