Physical theatre group DV8 has put new work on hold indefinitely after its artistic director Lloyd Newson decided to take “time out” of the company.
A statement on the DV8 website said Newson was taking a break “to reflect and think about the future”, and the company would suspend the production of new work until his return.
However, the company could not specify whether he would ever resume work there, adding later: “We hope he will return in the future to continue to produce groundbreaking work. Until such time the DV8 office will operate on a much smaller scale.”
Newson has led DV8 as artistic director for 30 years since he founded it in 1986. The company has staged 18 productions, with its most recent – John – playing at the National Theatre in 2014.
In 2013, the choreographer and director was awarded an OBE for services to contemporary dance.
He was not available when The Stage reached out for comment.