Congratulations to Ayse Tashkiran who has been appointed as a new Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Ayse Tashkiran, Senior Lecturer and Co-Course Leader of Central’s MA/MFA Movement: Directing and Teaching, is one of 6 new Associate Artists to have been announced this week by the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Artistic Director Gregory Doran. Ayse’s appointment was made in recognition of her movement work with the RSC, having previously undertaken movement direction on a number of productions for the Company. Recent productions include Dido, Queen of Carthage by Christopher Marlowe and directed by Kimberley Sykes, and Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe and directed by Maria Aberg.
Of the announcement, Ayse Tashkiran said:
“I'm delighted and honoured to become an Associate Artist at the RSC, where I have been priviledged to work on movement with inspiring actors, directors and writers amongst many others. There are fine lineages of movement at the RSC and Central, and I am very proud to play a part in both. Equally, this is an occasion to celebrate the wider field of movement for actors as it continues to grow from strength to strength.”
Associate and Honorary Associate Artists are appointed by the RSC’s Artistic Director in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the life and reputation of the Company. The title is offered as a thank you and an acknowledgement of an artist’s achievements within the company. Ayse has been joined in her appointment to the role of Associate Artist by Angus Jackson, Maria Aberg, Christopher Luscombe, Polly Findlay, and Mike Poulton, as well as by actor David Troughton who has been made an Honorary Associate Artist. Central joins Ayse in extending its congratulations to all of those whose work has been acknowledged and honoured in this way.
There are fine lineages of movement at the RSC and Central, and I am very proud to play a part in both.