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Marc Rees is one of Wales’s leading exponents of contemporary performance and installation. His innovative interdisciplinary artworks are known for their flamboyant, humorous and often extreme interpretations of history, culture and personal experience. In addition to working with some of Britain’s foremost physical theatre companies (Brith Gof, Earthfall and DV8) and Germany’s premiere choreographers (Angela Guerreiro, Thomas Lehmen and Tanz Compagnie Rubato) his own extensive body of work includes the solo stage works Iddo Ef/Caligula Disco/Gloria Days, the installation/performances The House Project /RevolUn/Shed*light and the BBC film A Very Gladys night.

He has lived and worked in Amsterdam, Montreal and Berlin and has initiated under his company R.I.P.E (Rees International Projects Enterprise) several highly successful artistic alliances with furniture designers, film makers, authors, composers and choreographers across Europe and North America.

Rees' most recent international commissions and site-specific events include:
‘ Adain Avion’:Artist taking the lead project, Cutural Olympiad 2012; ‘For Montain, Sand & Sea’, National Theater Wales , Barmouth 2010; ‘En Residencia’, Teatro de la Laboral, Gijon, Spain, March 2009; 'Cambrian Glass Collection and Cabinet', National History Museum, St Fagans, Cardiff, September 2007; 'Comfort Zone', Recontres Internationales, Paris, December 2006; 'Sx3 duet', SINOPALE, Sinop, Turkey, August 2006; 'Vaseline Machine', VERBO, Galeria Vermehlo, Sao Paulo, May 2006; 'Adagietto Ara Deg', 51st Venice Biennale, 2005 and Shed*light: 'Norman Behaviour', ARCO 05, Madrid, February 2005.

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Gloria Days

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Photo Credit: Roy Campbell Moore

"I can't readily think of another recent work that has anything like the quality of lapidary craftsmanship this one has.”
Dance Europe, December 2007, Donald Hutera

‘ An arresting and thrillingly sensual combination of dance, film and sound’
The Guardian, October 2007 **** Elisabeth Mahoney

‘ A superlative production that has to rank as one of the most persuasive and utterly magical pieces of contemporary dance for some time’
The Western Mail, October 2007 **** Graham Williams

‘ This mesmerising and sensual dance is quite stunning’
South Wales Echo, October 2007 **** Mike Smith