Phil Sanger

Photos: Richard Moran, Maria Falconer, Joe Armitage

Phil Sanger (UK) trained in Yorkshire between Barnsley College: Electric Theatre and The Northern School of Contemporary Dance, where he worked with many choreographers such as Fin Walker, Hofesh Schector, Kim Brandstrup and Janet Smith. Upon completion of a postgraduate study he worked on a project basis for Slanjayvah Danza and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company and then joined Phoenix Dance Theatre where he danced from 2009 to 2014.  His professional career, now spanning 15 years, has ventured into many forms of dance and movement research such as Martial Arts, Burlesque & Cabaret, Tango and Butoh and includes performances of work by Robert Cohan, Philip Taylor, Charlotte Vincent, Richard Alston, Aletta Collins, Darshan Sign Bhuller, Rui Horta and Douglas Thorpe to name but a few. Television and film credits include appearance and choreographic assistance in BBC Three’s ‘Frankensteins Wedding’, appearance in the BBC mini-series ‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell’ and appearance in Macbeth, by Green Screen Productions. Phil has a keen interest in choreographic practice, particularly through collaboration, unconventional performance and research. Phil joined DeNada Dance Theatre for the Ham and Passion 2015/16 tour, where he performs the roles of Anna (Passionaria), Man in Yellow/Death (Young Man!), and Maria (O Maria).