Sarah works holistically, expansively + experientially as a facilitator + arts practitioner. Specialising in participatory engagement, multi disciplinary play, theatre, development, transformation & innovation.
Missions take her beyond the arts, applying her practice for different people, places + purposes where we work, create, live, learn, connect, play and thrive.
“I was seeing and hearing in a new and ‘closer’ way. A very skilled practitioner.”
- Stephen Ward, Professor of Education
Sarah designs and delivers tailored workshops, experiential sessions, hosts + facilitates groups, creative + devising processes and participatory spaces, labs, talks + plays games. Making playful interventions with purpose. Crossing creative forms & combining influences as tools for breakthrough, innovation, transformation and cultural health that are unique to each project, community, organisation, person or place.
“Sarah is the 'go to' Director when I need an intelligent understanding and a dynamic realisation, underpinning any creative work I am commissioned to do.”
- Dr Sarah-Jane Dickenson, Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, playwright & researcher.
"Directed by Sarah Louise Davies, Castaway Arts Fest took local, community and wider arts audiences through an inspirational three days of contemporary performance arts programming and events in Goole”.
“Magical - and often ground-breaking - the range, energy and quality of work she gathered and brought to our new and small venue was astonishing.”
- Company Director, 2016
She works with individuals, organisations, groups + spaces. From the arts, theatre, drama, body, voice + music to corporate cultures, social, education to well being. Sometimes drawing on her creative network + team of remarkable people.
"Sarah was the artistic force, the sole Designer - her joy in curating and directing were palpable.”
- Jo Glover, Castaway Arts Fest 2016
Sarah works closely with creative industries, re-generation, participation + engagement, forwards thinking organisations, social projects, adult learning, young people, learning + physical differences, solo artists, established + emerging companies, social enterprises, co - working spaces, business, leaders, public venues, physical + mental health.
“Sarah is a multitalented ideas woman - a force of energy, with a passion for the transformative power of the arts. A hugely inspiring and engaging collaborator, with boundless creative skill, ambition and belief in people. She works with a high degree of professionalism, dedication and integrity”.
- Anna Webb, Artistic Director, Engine Room Theatre
Specialist areas include play, unlocking creativity, devising, physicality + movement, identity, communication, participation, facilitation techniques, interactive theatre, story, experience design, performance, drama, acting, the voice, the body, comedy, live music with theatre + cross disciplinary work.
Some of her wider knowledge + research combines the art, nuero - science, psychology + impact of play, the link between the body, mind + creative health for transformation, ecology of place + change.
“I believe in doing things that cultivate, celebrate and invite the best of community, true identity, radical curiosity, unbound imagination, courage, authentic connection and child like discovery. For joy, for transformation and for breakthrough in a culture that easily forgets and society where we sometimes settles for less.”
- Sarah Louise Davies