“As designer and director of performance what drives my process is challenging the audience/viewer’s experience of the actions, events, theme and narrative. I approach performance as a language of motion that, like the movements in music, cross cultural boundaries.”
Working with supportive performance technologies such as high-speed and programmable fly systems, video design and mapping to mobile stages, stage sets and props, Marshall’s intuitive response to motion and space and to the pairing of performance with technology establishes him as a visionary for the evolution of performance and in the development of creative content for both traditional and emerging spaces.
As Marshall says, “Motion is the medium”, and his mindset adroitly reflects the contemporary setting in which we are engaged. From his perspective, “we are moving on from a culture of images to that of interactivity and immersive experiences in which the relationship between the performance and our engagement with it is ever more kinetically connected.”
From the international stage of gymnastics competition to physical performances in a variety of stage, television, film and professional productions to his evolving work with acrobats, dancers, actors and theater groups and in designing and adapting performances for such unique environments as expansive spaces, dizzying vertical heights and aquatic stages, Marshall has molded a unique vision and creative process for performance design, directing and coaching.