Isabelle and Hannah formed PINCH in 2012 out of a shared love of black comedy and a mutual desire to push the boundaries of both their different artistic practices and thus their idea of what dance theatre could be.
With a strong emphasis placed on honesty and risk-taking; in dialogue with their audiences, they produce raw, personal work that reflects the challenges and often awkward contradictions inherent in all things human.
Outside of PINCH:
Hannah Kew trained in Acting at Arts Ed – London, graduating with a 1st, and received her MA from Goldsmiths College in Performance and Culture. She has since worked in TV, Radio and Film, guest leading in various TV series and most recently playing the lead in a feature film selected for Busan International Film Festival. Moving into Physical Theatre work, following residencies with Song of the Goat Theatre Company, Hannah spent time training in Growtowski Ensemble work with Para Active and performed in their london run of ‘Hotel Medea’ .
Isabelle Cressy studied a BPA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance at NSCD 2006-2009 and has subsequently worked freelance as a dancer, actress and musician on a variety of National and International projects. Companies/Theatres include – Dan Canham/Still House, Punchdrunk, Pestiferous, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, The Egg Theatre, Lisa May Thomas, Karla Shacklock Company, Peut-etre Theatre and Cscape Dance amongst others