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Ruxy is a theatre maker born and raised in Moldova (Eastern Europe). This provided her with a grotesque sense of humor, boney elbows, and a desire to celebrate the odd and the unusual. She creates original physical theatre in ensemble and by herself, and believes in the full physical gesture as the epitome of human expression. She is inspired by transformation, highly physical comedy, and embarrassing stories. She strives to create imaginative intensity-filled original work that explores the bizarre manifestations of our fears and desires. Most of her work falls somewhere between styles like Clown, Vaudeville, Physical Comedy, and Movement theatre.
Ruxy received her B.A. in Theatre Arts at Furman University (South Carolina, USA) and her M.F.A. in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre at Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre (California) where she came into her own as an “actor-creator,” a mover, and a community arts project lover. She also trained at LAMDA in their Summer Intensive and Physical Theatre Workshops, and other workshops and residencies like community-based art work with David Diamond, Devising with Scottish Company Company of Wolves, Alexander Technique Teacher Training at the Oregon Center for the Alexander Technique and with Bruce Fertman and Barbara Harrington.
Ruxy has performed internationally and collaborated with various companies across the US Pacific Northwest, including Post5 Theatre, Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, Dell'Arte Company, and Mothership Ensemble – an international physical theatre collective which Ruxy co-founded with her M.F.A. mates. Ruxy's most recent international collaboration was with InterKunst's annual Instant Acts Project against Violence and Racism - an artistic initiative that brings together 14 artists every year from all over the world to German and Northern Italian schools and prisons to perform and teach workshops to students aged 10-18 in an effort to promote multiculturalism and tolerance. Ruxy toured with Instant Acts 2015 as a clown, comedic performer, and Workshop leader until October 31, 2015. Please visit the Gallery/Videos Heading for videos of performance and workshop presentation from the tour.
Ruxy moved to Glasgow, Scotland in late November 2015 and has established Scotland as her base. In the last three years, Ruxy has performed as a physical theatre artist in both Edinburgh and Glasgow, has appeared on TV with one of her clown characters, and was selected to be part of the Scottish Artist contingent at Mirabilia Festival in Italy in July 2016. Ruxy has also received support from ScotRail, SURGE and Creative Scotland - the Scottish Funding Arts Council.
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Feel free to contact Ruxy at the email provided below.