The foundation of the Ensemble’s physical work – until Jennifer Jackson joined the Ensemble, bringing a cache of choreographic skills – was an adaptation of a bamboo stick exercise Ben learnt from Complicite in 1999, and slowly adapted over the following ten years, first to build Ensemble and encourage grounded, simple play; then as a tool to allow for character exploration¬†within the world of the plays.


Photography by Scott Wishart and Aslam Husain

Master of Movement, Jennifer Jackson, discussing the Sticks during rehearsals for Pericles: Recomposed