Theatre Maker, United Kingdom
Raquel trained at London Contemporary Dance School and performed with Punchdrunk, Tilted Co & Stan Won’t Dance. She is co-founder of dance theatre company Lost Dog, and co-directed all productions up to and including the 2011 Place Prize Winner It Needs Horses. She re-joined the company as Associate Artist on the 2016 multi-award winning Paradise Lost (Lies Unopened Beside Me) and on Juliet+Romeo 2018.
As well as her work with Lost Dog, Raquel has co-delivered projects for Punchdrunk (The Uncommercial Traveller & The Black Diamond), and has collaborated with theatre maker Rachel Bagshaw (The Shape of The Pain, Fringe First 2017), and with Amy Hodge (The Rover & 7-75). In 2015 Raquel formed Unchartered Collective to make work that explores the complexity of living with a Hidden Condition. She is currently directing the audio-visual installation A Crash Course in Cloudspotting & Someone Should Start Laughing for the collective. Raquel was a South East Dance Research Associate 2017, and an Unlimited Commissioned Artist 2017 (R&D).
Raquel was at CTM BRU for her keynote presentation on invisible needs and how to cater to them, Dreams of Resting Spaces.