Riotous Company is a crossover
theatre of stories, music, pictures, poetry and dance founded by
artistic director Mia Theil Have in close collaboration with
composer Nikola Kodjabashia and designer Luis F. Carvalho
comprising a collective of artists and associates.
Recently Riotous premiered hit musical 'PENELOPE X' by Nikola
Kodjabashia and Venko Andonovski (Balkanika Literary Award
Laureate) directed by Mia Theil Have, co-produced with The National
Opera and Ballet of Macedonia, continued collaborations with The
Freedom Theatre in Palestine, created and toured internationally
with the acclaimed dance theatre piece 'INSOMNIA a pas de deux
drama for two girls and a piano man', directed by Tage Larsen, in
association with Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium, as well as premiering
the aerial theatre concert with Gisele Edwards Divertimento for
rope and strings directed by Mia Theil Have.
Current projects include Out Of Blixen, directed by and starring
Kathryn Hunter; Scherzo for piano and stick, with Mia Theil Have
and Nikola Kodjabashia directed by Tage Larsen, and Unquiet, a
new opera for teenagers in development devised by the RPS
Award-winning creative team behind We Are Shadows (5*The
Theil Have is the founder and Artistic Director of Riotous
Company. As a director Mia received the Royal Philharmonic
Society Award together with the 'We Are Shadows' team in 2011, and
was selected for Teatertreffen, Berlin 2009 as well as The
Operating Table, Royal Opera House 2009. Theatre/opera direction
includes: 'Penelope X' (National Opera and Ballet of Macedonia),
'Sarha' (Guimaraes 2012 European Capital of Culture and The Freedom
Theatre Palestine), 'Bodas de Sangre' (Havana International Theatre
Festival, Cuba), 'Carnival over the Rainbow', 'Feast Kakhulu'
(Hilton Arts Festival in South Africa), 'The Caucasian Chalk
Circle' (Aarohan Theatre, Kathmandu and 14th Bharat Rang Mahotsav
Festival, Delhi), 'We are Shadows' (Spitalfields Music Festival,
RPS Award, 5* The Times), 'White Suit' (GDIF 2012 Greenwich
Festival), 'The Third Man' (Secret Cinema, Farmiloe Building). In
London Mia has collaborated with Helen Chadwick and Steven Hoggett
(Dalston Songs, Royal Opera House, 'War Correspondents', National
Theatre Studio), Walter Meierjohann (associate director on 'Kafka's
Monkey', Young Vic and international tour 2009-15, AD on 'The
Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui', Liverpool Playhouse, movement
director on 'Romeo & Juliet', HOME Manchester), and as an
associate director to Kathryn Hunter on Told by an Idiot's
acclaimed 'My Perfect Mind'.
part of ISTA (International School of Theatre Anthropology) and the
core ensemble at Odin Teatret in Denmark acting in four of Eugenio
Barba's main performances including Ophelia in 'Ur-Hamlet' at
Elsinore Castle in 2006. She recently devised and toured 'Insomnia
a pas de deux drama for two girls and a piano man' in the UK and
internationally, and is currently performing as Melisande's Double
in Katie Mitchell's production of 'Pelleas et Melisande' at the
Nikola Kodjabashiais considered to be one of the
most eminent representatives of the Balkan and East European
musical avant-garde and composer of 4 critically acclaimed albums.
"All composers want to sound unique - but few manage to be as
distinctive as Nikola Kodjabashia ..." John. L. Walters, Guardian,
Nikola has scored music for numerous internationally acclaimed and
award winning theatre productions in the UK and internationally.
Theatre includes: 'Bacchai' (Sir Peter Hall, National Theatre),
'Kafka's Monkey' (Young Vic, world tour), C.A.T.S. Awards 2011
multiple winner 'The Three Musketeers and The Princess of Spain'
(Dominic Hill, Traverse Theatre), C.A.T.S. 2014 Awards multiple
winner 'Crime and Punishment' (Dominic Hill, Glasgow Citizen's
Theatre), 'Hamlet' (Dominic Hill, Glasgow Citizen's Theatre),
'Scorched' (Old Vic), 'Hecuba' (Jonathan Kent, Donmar Warehouse).
Other commissions include scores for La Biennale di Venezia 2004,
BBC Singers 2010, numerous scores for BBC TV and Radio 2005/10 as
well as The National Theatre 2002/3. His music is released by ReR,
described by the Guardian as "one of the most adventurous and
coherent of avant-rock labels."
Luis F. Carvalho is born and brought up in
Portugal, and came to London in 1991 to follow his passion and
study Theatre Design. He has first-class honours degrees in
Theatre/Film Design and Women's-Wear Fashion Design from Wimbledon
School of Art and Central Saint Martins College respectively. Since
graduating, Luis has worked extensively in the theatre and fashion
industry and in 2012 set up 'Riotous Company' with co-founders Mia
Theil Have and Nikola Kodjabashia.
Design projects include: 'The Cunning Little Vixen' (Aalto Theatre
Germany 2017), 'La Fanciulla del West' (Teatro all Scala Italy
2016), 'Blixen' (The Print Room 2016), 'La Boheme' (Opera Zuid
Holland 2016), Schlumberger Plenary (Paris 2016), 'Insomnia'
(Teatro Vascello Rome/Park Theatre London 2015), 'Romeo &
Juliet' (Riverside Opera, Rose Theatre Kingston 2014),
'Penelope X' (Macedonia Opera & Ballet 2014), 'I Do!'
(Guimaraes Noc Noc Festival, Portugal 2013), 'Giulio Cesare' (Stand
Moutier, Switzerland 2013), 'Sarha' (Guimaraes Culture Capitol of
Europe 2012, Portugal), 'Darkroom' (Guimaraes Noc Noc Festival,
Portugal 2012), 'Turn of the Screw' (Theater an der Wien, Austria
2011), 'The Human Voice' (Trafalgar Studios, Westend), 'The Sound
of Silence' (Trafalgar Studios, Westend), 'Untitled' (Dance Short
Film, London), 'Profili' (Bloomsbury Theatre, London), 'Hong Kong
Depression 1999' (Place Theatre, London), 'Quirk' (Place Theatre,
London), 'Juicy Bits' (Lyric Hammersmith, London).
Previous collaborations include: 'The Phantom of the Opera' (UK/USA
Mega Tour), 'Turn of the screw' (Los Angeles Opera), 'A Dog's
Heart' (Dutch National Opera/English National Opera), 'Don
Giovanni' (Glyndebourne Opera Festival), 'The Coronation of Poppea'
(Theater An Der Wien), 'Aida' (Bregenz Opera), 'The Fairy
Queen' (Glyndebourne Opera Festival), 'Marguerite' (Theatre Royal
Haymarket), 'As You Desire Me' (The Playhouse), 'Lucio Silla'
(Santa Fe Opera), 'Hecuba' (Donmar Warehouse).
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