Chloë Dear is an independent producer working under the name of Iron-Oxide; her work embraces both the creation of performances and events and also stretches into the realm of strategic development of the street / outdoor performance / circus sectors.
Iron-Oxide was established in 2006 to create and present high quality mid-large scale street / outdoor performance that stretches the imaginations of its creators and audiences. It builds on her 14 years experience of producing work in unusual locations and for the European street theatre market. This has included projects with companies such as Avanti Display, Metalovoice, the Waterlanders, Boilerhouse and Wired Aerial Theatre.
There is a separate entry for Iron-Oxide on the Artists’ Database which gives details of its creative direction.
Chloë is currently producing 3 projects: DRIVE-IN a co-production with Wired Aerial Theatre; and CARGO, a major new commission for the Edinburgh Mela in 2010; and LO-FI, an installation-performance event for the great outdoors. Chloë has recently been awarded one of the Scottish Arts Council?s first Independent Producer Bursaries to further this work.
Chloë is Associate Producer for the Edinburgh Mela which is now developing commissioning and programming of new, culturally diverse work; the Mela is also expanding its interest in outdoor and physical work and intends to programme more in the coming few years.
Chloë was recently Producer and co-Artistic Director for FEET FIRST, a major showcase of Scottish street and circus arts programmed as part of Edinburgh?s Hogmanay on 1 January 2009. It featured 150 artists and performers working on 13 separate new commissions.
Chloë is also greatly involved in the wider development of street and circus arts, both nationally and internationally. Chloë is Strategic Advisor to two major new exciting Scottish projects ? the Briggait (forthcoming training and teaching facility for a range of physical artforms) and CONFLUX, Legacy Trust funded street / circus / physical theatre development project. She is a steering group member of NASA (National Association of Street Artists) and SSCAN (Scottish Street and Circus Arts Network).