Despite an unpromising start in life with artificial ankles, Stephen Rowley has become a dance leader and choreographer. His specialist areas are mainly concerned with English traditional and historical dance.
The History of Morris Dance
Stephen set up the Rose Moresk project to understand what the earliest form of English morris dance would look like.
As choreographer for the Redding Moreys project he looked at morris as performed at church events in the C16th.
English traditional dance
Stephen is a barn dance/ceilidh caller and dance teacher working with communities and schools. He has also taken English dance abroad to perform at festivals in Europe, USA and Australia.
Leader of Mum and Tuk, a project bringing together English mummers plays with their Barbados cousin, the Tuk tradition of costumed music and dance. Teaching Tuk dance in more than 50 schools.
Stephen has worked in stage, TV and film.