[Image by Julie Broadfoot]
Waypoint-1 is directed by Al Seed, a performance maker with over 20 years experience. The shows he has created in the fields of theatre, visual and physical theatre, dance, circus, outdoor arts and one-on-one performance have earned him Fringe First, Herald Angel, Herald Little Devil, and Total Theatre Awards. He has delivered projects in Japan, Australia, Malaysia, Russia, and throughout Europe.
He has been the resident mentor at Dance Base, Edinburgh, as well as the artist in residence for the Arches, Glasgow, and the Byre Theatre, St. Andrews. From 2009-2014 he was the founding Artistic Director of Surge, Scotland’s national organisation for physical performance. In this role he delivered professional development activities of all scales, for both ECPMs and experienced makers, and co-produced major events for the London Olympics, 2012, and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2014.
Waypoint-1 is based in The Rep Building, Dundee, home to Dundee Rep Theatre and Scottish Dance Theatre, whose core staff support Al in his delivery of the project. Waypoint-1’s advisory panel is headed by Liam Sinclair, Executive Director & Joint CEO of Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre, and Viktoria Begg, Dundee Rep’s Programme Manager. The project is further enhanced by the participation of guest specialists.