Steven Zilinskas is a physical theatre practitioner based in London. He is interested in how our bodies move, dance improvisation, movement in the ageing body and physical theatre. Particular research interests are the effects on improvisation in these areas.
Steven started studying Art History and Criticism at Vilnius Academy of Arts where he explored a range of art practices, with a particular interest for contemporary and performance art. He then completed Integrated Masters in Touring Theatre at the University of Worcester in 2019.
Previous solo works include MIRAGE (toured Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 & Camden Fringe 2019), WOOL (toured Birmingham MAC, The Tramshed & Social Arts Festival 2019) and most recent GREEN TEA (toured Metal Culture & The Tramshed 2019).
He was also a member of Shenanigans Theatre Company. Other productions involve CLUB PARADISE (Shenanigans Theatre Company, toured 2018 Birmingham MAC), HEROES AND VILLAINS - A VARIETY SHOW (2015), LITTLE GIRL BLUE (2016, directed by Ildiko Rippel), MISSING ALICE (2016), FRANK (2017), directed by Tim Wheeler, and musicals THE LITTLE MERMAID THE PANTO (2015), WEST SIDE STORY (2016).
Steven has been involved with Dancefest and their choreographic projects working with many choreographers, such as Clare Wood, Elizabeth Crosswell, Shelley Eva Haden, Mark Anderson and Esther Anderson (infuseDANCE) and dance companies, such as Dancefest Adults, Chance to Dance Company and DFY.
Steven has been also working with choreographer and artistic director of Hack Ballet, Briar Adams including their most recent shows DECOMPRESSION (2019) & XMÆSS (2019) and for upcoming DeToxic 2020 project supported by Studio Wayne McGregor freespace programme.
Most recent activities include working with Stefani Stoyanova on her photography and video projects for MIMESIS (2020) and also engaging with Mycenae House Reach Out projects in South East London by developing pop-up performances as an artistic response to the conversations that he had with the community.