Past Public Performances

May 2022, Hatch Beauchamp Village Hall

Nov 2021, Livestreamed performance from Artsadmin

Part queer courting ritual- part disappearing act, Plue is a playful examination of queer visibility and intimacy.

A collaboration with choreographer Joe Garbett. Click here to see more of Joe's work.

Somewhere between a queer courting ritual and a hypnotic disappearing act, Plue playfully examines queer visibility and intimacy – exploring the fluctuating degrees LGBTQIA+ people feel seen and pressured to camouflage. Plue (2020-onward) was spurred on by Eli and Joe’s pandemic experience as a queer/non-binary couple living in rural Somerset. Isolated from their city-dwelling queer community, they were uncomfortable with how easily their queerness/transness was obscured in our new home. It seemed they camouflaged without wanting or trying to. Plue inspects this queer- cloaking device. Eli and Joe are interested in the nuanced ways queer people signal and/or reveal their queerness to different people in different situations, how you can feel seen or invisible depending on who is in the room with you, and queerness’ mischievous propensity to expand beyond the parameters it’s given and spill out in to view.

Eli and Joe want to unpick, upend and reclaim the 'coming out' process and reinterprit it as something  mischievous, coy and joyously queer.

During Plue's first R&D, Eli & Joe connected with 5 other LGBTQIA+ couples living rurally in the South West, documenting rural queer perspectives on how the pandemic has effected queer visibility, expression & intimacy. You can read some of the conversations they had by clicking here.

Eli and Joe are primed to expand, refine and resolve Plue’s choreography ready for touring. Plue’s final phase of development will focus on finishing two versions of Plue- one version to tour mid-scale dance theatre venues (such as The Place) and one stripped back version with wrap around engagement activity to tour rural touring venues (such as rural community halls, libraries and schools). 

Production Credits

Creators & Performers // Elinor Lewis & Joe Garbett

Costume Maker // Chloe Mead

Illusion Direction // Neil Kelso

Choreographic Support // Natifah White

Photographer & Videographer // Beliza Buzollo 

Producer // Alison Thomas


Arts Council England, The Place, PDSW, South East Dance, Artsadmin, Taunton Pride, Off The Record Bristol, Diversity Trust Alphabets Youth Project,  2BU, Somerset Lesbian Network and Qart.


A suspenseful balancing act about managing risk and finding space to flourish within precarious situations.

Six, wooden, door-sized frames, balanced upright in a row - waiting to fall like dominoes. Two people defiantly occupy this precarious space, performing a suspenseful balancing act. Skin on wood, they strain against the frames, straddling the frames like lovers. Joints creaking, they slowly queer the timber, becoming slow-moving, part-human-part-frame hybrids.

In a kaleidoscope of light, TIMBER is about reclaiming risky spaces, straining against limitation, and finding space to flourish within precarious situations. This slowly unfurling work explores the simmering power of silence, stillness, and gradual change, whilst playfully testing people’s attitudes toward risk and precariousness.

Production Credits

Creator and Choreographer // Elinor Lewis 

Creative Contributor // Hannah Parsons

Performers // Elinor Lewis and Hannah Parsons

Set Designer // Hannah Sharp

Lighting Designer // Nao Nagai

Costume Designer // Berthe Fortin

Photographer and Videographer // Rocio Chacon 

Consultants // Dr Sophie Jones, Viv Gordon and Hamish MacPherson 

Many thanks to TIMBER's interview participants, whose stories and ideas helped fuel TIMBER's creative research. You can read these conversations by clicking here.


The Place, DanceXchange, Arts Council England, Artsadmin's BANNER Award, Goldsmiths College, The Welcome Collection, Take Art, Pavilion Dance South West, Taunton Pride, Somerset Lesbian Network, Diversity Trust and Chard WATCH.


Like a rarefied circus act, it is part minimalist dance, part installation. Mesmerising and nerve-wracking. 

Neil Norman Resolution Review 2018

A forest of vertically balanced poles, vulnerable to the lightest touch. Two performers navigate this precarious environment with the ever-present risk that one mistake could prove catastrophic.  

Production Credits

Creator and Choreographer // Elinor Lewis       

Creative Collaborator // Nuria Legarda Andueza

Lighting Designer // Nao Nagai

Costume Designer // Berthe Fortin 

Photography // Ludovic Descognets


The Place, Arts Council England, Aerowaves Twenty19, Artsadmin, Goldsmiths College, PDSW through #SWDancing2019

Past Performances 

The Place // London, UK

Artsadmin // London, UK

BORA BORA // Aarhus, Denmark

Mac Val // Spring Forward Festival, Val-de-Marne, France 

Baluarte // 948 Merkatua Festival, Pamplona, Spain 



Where you to?

Commissioned by Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton, WHERE YOU TO? is a interactive, digital, choose your own adventure website that dances you through the unseen natural beauty of Somerset. Elinor collaborated with Joe Garbett to create WHERE YOU TO? which is made up of 62 dance GIFS and 32 dance films.

Have a go at making your own dance adventure by clicking here.

Production Credits

Creators // Elinor Lewis and Joe Garbett

Performer // Joe Garbett

Photographer and Videographer // Elinor Lewis


A collaboration with sound artist and Bloomsburg New Contemporary, Jesc Bunyard, Aural.Effect invites the public into a darkened room to experience dance in a new way - through sound alone - unmasking the physical and emotional effort dancers exert when they perform.  Click here to find out more about Jesc's work.

Past Public Performances

Jan 2017, The Bluecoat