Lord & Slater are a performance collective. Featuring new collaborations connecting the duo Matthew Harrison-Lord and Josh Slater, currently touring three works: Mis-Guided Tour and Travel Agents and Thatcher May Trump Farage.

Lord & Slater are creating new and engaging performances whilst experimenting between disciplines. A performative duo creating characterful, participatory, and movement-based work.

Matthew Harrison-Lord Josh Slater

Matthew is an artist and performer making playful works involving audience participation and comedic exchanges. He has toured works internationally including: Tate Liverpool, MMK2 (Frankfurt), The Whitworth Gallery, Roman Susan Gallery (Chicago, IL), Teatro Iberico (Lisbon), Espai La Rambleta (Valencia), Imperial War Museum North, Live Art Bistro, Emergency by Word of Warning and in Italy when curated by Franko B.

Matthew’s works are either deceptively hyper-real, covert and critical of its surroundings, or delightfully DIY and parodic raising comment on its context. Humorous in tone, playful in participation and involve direct communication with the public to make his works flourish.

Matthew, originally from Leeds, achieved a Distinction for his MA in Drama (Performance Studies) and a First Class BA(Hons) degree in Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Chester. He is currently Programme Leader of the Acting Performance Foundation Degree and Performance Arts BA (Top-Up) Degree at University Centre Calderdale College.

Josh is Creative Director of EnCompass Collective, creating contemporary dance theatre. Josh’s recent commissions include; delivering performances for the Royal Northern College of Music, workshops for Man Made Youth Company, and has collaborated with the BBC Singers.

Josh’s creative and movement style has been influenced by a variety of different techniques including Skinner Releasing Technique and Low Flying Technique. He is particularly interested in complex contact work, site specific and dance films.

Josh, originally from Shropshire, achieved his MRes in Performing Arts and a First Class BA(Hons) degree in Dance with Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Chester. Currently Josh is a Lecturer in Dance and Theatre at Plymouth Conservatoire.

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