"Working with Rob Menear on his GRIT project is always an organised yet organic process.
Rob is very good at describing what his vision is whilst giving the space to individual practitioners to be creatively involved. He has a fantastic eye for detail and a natural ability to keep an overview of the project."
Benjamin Sutcliffe | Composer & Musican.
"Working with Rob was a really rich, intimate and collaborative experience; I felt that he was very open to consider and explore my ideas and impulses, shaping them into his own vision.
His artistic enquiry is honest and reflective of his personal experiences, driven by his passion to share his impressions of the world with an audience."
Katie Lusby | Dancer
" 'I’ve worked with Rob on a number of projects over the years in a number of different capacities - most recently as a Dramaturg offering directorial support on shaping and framing his choreographic piece WHEN ANGELS BLINK. Rob has a strong sense of what he wants to achieve with his work and his performance ideas are interesting, ambitious and innovative. I found him to be an excellent collaborator, allowing me space for input and open to expanding and building upon ideas. I would welcome the chance to either work with him as a collaborator in the future or to just experience his work as an interested audience member’. "
Simon Harvey | Dramaturg
Working with Rob was a wonderful experience. He both understands the performers side of the work and is very specific with what works he is aiming to capture. I was challenged with this specificity because it calls for a deeper search within the performer to make the internal world clear so as to bring clarity to the audience. Rob is always observant, willing to go the extra mile and is full of care for his art. It will always be a pleasure to work with him.
Phil Hulford | Performer
"Robert worked as a dancer, collaborator, creator, for nearly 3 years with IJAD Dance Company.
In all the performances he brought his touch and magic.
During our work together, Robert proved to have professionalism, real qualities, and a great fluid energy that can: create and inspire, work hard flawlessly, a well of enthusiasm and knowledge. We will work with him again.
Robert brings great value to the team around him."
Joumana Mourad | Artistic Director of IJAD.
" I have been fortunate enough to work with Rob on several projects over the past two years. Rob is an exceptional choreographer, dancer and group leader who communicates his vision clearly to collaborators and inspires those working alongside him. Rob is highly skilled at delivering large scale projects such as his recent Dark Stories performance at the Minack Theatre, where Rob was able to coordinate other creative practitioners in a relatively short time frame and was highly organised from the beginning with regards to music requirements and deadlines. Whilst working with Rob and his All Boys Dance Company on the Lost in Words project I was able to see first-hand his ability to inspire and draw inspiration from those dancers working with him. The themes that Rob tackles in his work are very relevant and often challenge perceptions, making them an essential tool for exploring topics and stimulating thought. I see this aspect of Rob’s work becoming more and more essential as we navigate our way through and out of the COVID-19 pandemic. "
Matthew Thomason | Composer & Musican.
" Working with Rob was a really interesting process, his practice allows for a level of balanced collaboration which as I dancer I find really exciting.
Rob’s choreographic language suits my own movement and the work we created was beautiful, strong and a joy to dance. I hope we can work together on future projects."
Gil Ratcliffe | Dancer
“It is always an absolutely pleasure to work with Rob on his projects. Being asked to contribute ideas at the concept stage of his work so the technical solution can be a feasible and manageable solution for the production in terms of practicalities and budgets is really useful, whilst we can still make sure that all of the creative concepts are met. It’s great to work with someone that is so focu
"Throughout Roberts working time with Exim Dance he has always maintained an above average appearance and has excellent interpersonal skills, exceeding all standards. Never during my experience with Robert or the company have we experienced any problems with him as an employee. I know him as an honest, dependable person. Constantly showed above average ability in accomplishing his duties. I am eve
" We met Rob when he ran a dance event in our space whilst it was under developed.
From start to finish Rob was supportive, professional, upbeat, hard working and did everything required to ensure the event was a success. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with Rob again and recommend wholeheartedly that others do so.
We wish Rob continued success and hope to work with him again in the future."
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