Ruth Little


Ruth Little is a dance and theatre dramaturg, a teacher and writer. Her work has encompassed national arts organisations, remote rural communities, site-specific production and large and small-scale exhibitions and expeditions. She lectured in English literature at the University of Sydney, and was literary manager at Out of Joint, Soho Theatre, the Young Vic and the Royal Court. Ruth was associate director at Cape Farewell from 2010-2016. She is dramaturg with Akram Khan Company (Gnosis, Vertical Road, Desh, iTMOi, Dust, Techne, Until the Lions, Giselle) and has worked with Banff Arts Centre, Sadlers Wells, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet, Spitalfields Festival, Barbican, National Theatre Connections, Fuel Theatre, Siobhan Davies Dance, Dance Umbrella, Le Patin Libre and many others. Winner of 2012 Kenneth Tynan Award for dramaturgy. Publications include The Young Vic Book (Methuen, 2004), The Royal Court Theatre Inside Out (Oberon, 2007); ‘The Slow Art of Contemporary Expedition: Islandings’ (in Expedition, University of the Arts, 2012), ‘Art, Place, Climate: Situated Ethics’ (In Art and Ethics, Springer, 2014), ‘War in the Body’ (La Monnaie/de Munt, 2014), ‘The Meteorological Body’ (In Imaginative Bodies: Dialogues in Performance Practices, Valiz, 2016).

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