My approach to choreography and movement direction explores dance as a continually evolving creative process in which to develop thought provoking and intelligent work that both entertains and challenges the audience’s experience and the possibilities of movement-based storytelling. Captured through multiple dance forms such as hip hop, creative movement, abstract dance, and UK Jazzdance to contemporary dance in cross-genre formats such as film, theatre, TV and adverts for big brands... I seek to balance commercially driven projects alongside more experimental forms of expression through a binary of cultural and commercial platforms.
As a first-generation UK hip hop theatre practitioner with an afro-futurist mindset, I take an academic curiosity to explore movement as a political and socially engaged creative experience on stage, screen and towards visual art. I have toured, nationally and internationally with performance, education and film work. Alongside my dance work, I am a published writer and am currently studying for a PhD. As a break from the weighty academic endeavours, I also create music under the name THL.
Supported by, commissioned and worked with
Netflix, Channel 4, Los Unidades - Chris Martin & Pharrell Williams, Louis Vuitton, Selfridges, IKEA, NesCafe, Florette, Footlocker, McDonald’s, All-Bran, LVQR, Tetley Tea, Ricore, Ella Henderson, British Airways, ABC Australia Council for the Arts, British Library, Trevor Sorbie, Lazaride’s Gallery, Blinkink, Outsider, White Lodge, Nexus, ACNE, Exscuse my French, British Council, The National Gallery, The Royal Opera House, Arts Council England, Jack Petchey Foundation, Southbank Centre, Laban, The Place, Robin Howard Foundation, Ballet Black, East London Dance, deciBel, The Mission, Greenwich Dance, Danceworks, Ludus, Dance4, Swindon Dance, MDI, Northern Arts, HIPP - Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance Festival, Surrey Arts, Richmond Dance, Your Next Move, Woking Dance, and AHRC.
Australia, New Zealand, Bangkok, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Taiwan, Belgium, Copenhagen, Cyprus, Holland, Italy, Mozambique, South Africa, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Spain, Croatia, Cuba, Uzbekistan, Libya, Algeria, Slovenia, Israel, Morocco, Romania, Lebanon.
Robert Hylton promotes dance as an enriching and vital human experience, encouraging diversity and cultural experience for all, through creative excellence, intellectual growth, entertainment and educational opportunity.