Born 1985 upon the rolling hills of Staffordshire England Richard H Kimberley originally trained as an Illustrator. After years of traveling and growing various styles of facial hair, Richard joined 2wheels4change. Cycling, teaching and performing with this NGO in rural areas of Europe and Asia, he developed as a performer, teacher and musician. Naturally, the next step was the acquisition of a Ukulele (a perfect fit to strap on the back of his bicycle)
Richrard has been teaching and performing internationally for 6 years. After his bicycle was sleeping he completed studies with clown guru Philippe Gaulier at his school in France. Majoring in theatre, clown, vaudville & bouffon. Studied clown in Spain with Hernan Gene and Gabriele Chame. Trained Mask Movement theatre in Italy with Matteo Destro and Paula Coletto. Learnt directing and devising techniques from ‘Told by and idiots’ Paul Hunter. He continued broadening his clown knowledge with SpyMonkeys Aitor Basauri & Toby Park and Vivian Gladwell at Nose to Nose. Along with training pantomime, music, circus, movement and acrobatics.
He is artistic director and producer of Barada Street a street theatre company that performs at theatre & music festivals around the world. He co created and toured with Plague of Idiots in England and Australia.
Through his training and performing Richard has developed an interest in “Play and connection”. Awareness of the performer, of the audience, of each other and of course of ones self. His work is fuel by the exploration for games and dreams. the search for where one has pleasure, for where one is beautiful and vulnerable, why one is special and of course… how to share this with the audience.
Richard currently is living in and building an artistic living community in Germany and working on some new show creations in between touring and teaching.
You can see Richards personal projects and teaching here www.fromtheplayns.com