Collaborators Theo Adams
Biography

Theo Adams

Theo Adams is an artist, director, creative director and the founder of Theo Adams Company, an ever growing and diverse London-based collective of the world’s most exciting multidisciplinary artists, designers, dancers, musicians, and performers, brought together from across the globe. They create unique large-scale theatrical productions, films, events, photography and sound work.

Theo Adams Company’s debut production premiered at Tate Britain, London in 2008 and they have since gone on to stage their work at some of the most prestigious theatres and art institutions across the world. Theo has become renowned for bridging fashion, art and performance through carefully selected partnerships with designers, artists and brands for major creative collaborations. Some of the performances Theo has created include highly detailed immersive events, installations, live shows and one off happenings for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Fiorucci, MAC Cosmetics, Michael Halpern & Veuve Clicquot.

As well as live performances, Theo also directs film projects, with works including ‘Safety Curtain’, a piece for Channel 4, music video direction for singer and composer Jordan Hunt and a film for Dazed Beauty, for whom Theo is Culture Editor, working alongside Theo Adams Company member Isamaya ffrench.

Theo regularly collaborates with FKA Twigs and directed her critically acclaimed 2019 world tour ‘Magdalene’, which was a bold reimagining of how music can be staged by a recording artist in the 21st century, and directed her performance for her ‘Cellophane’ live video.

Some of the incredible press for Theo’s shows include:

“London avant-garde’s most celebrated new phenomena.”  W Magazine

“The Theo Adams Company combine references as diverse as classical opera, reality television, high camp and Greek tragedy. Directed by the self-taught Adams, the company brings together performers from a vast array of disciplines to produce often overwhelming productions that cut through the boundaries of stage play and performance art. Heralded as an invigorating addition to London’s alternative scene, Adams has provided a meeting point for leftfield performers that gives them a platform to express aspects of their creativity, perhaps otherwise not given an outlet.” AnOther Magazine

“Theo Adams lip-synched his way to the top of the art world.”  Paper Magazine

“Theo Adams Company, the explosive and enigmatic performance collective.” American Vogue  

“If you’re not already familiar with the name Theo Adams, you’re officially a dying species.” British Vogue

“Theo Adams creates a sensory spectacle with his indefinably cathartic artwork.” Dazed and Confused

“The Theo Adams Company is a collective of the most alluring lungs, limbs and entrancingly lascivious performers you couldn’t have dreamt up. Headed by Theo Adams, the group have been touring cities across the globe. This was a spectacle of impassioned revelry and dramatic despair all dressed up in a pair of ten inch heels and a lipstick red dress. From start to finish, the stage exploded in a visceral and emotive soundtrack from power divas with an opulent flood of ruby glitter and pained, mascara streaked cheeks; unashamed glutton of subverted glamour that appeals to the cathartic heart and summons the spirit. Entirely mesmerising.” i-D

“London’s coolest collective. A troupe of immensely skilled dancers, singers and actors, together they create intense, high-energy immersive performances for discerning clients, from a Louis Vuitton warehouse production in Tokyo to FKA twigs, for whom they created a haunting live artwork for the Veuve Clicquot Widow Series.” The Evening Standard

“His sophisticated performance instinct is tied to the night. He has always defied gender constrictions and brought trailing in his wake a thorough understanding of what it means to perform as if your life depends on it. ” LOVE Magazine