Taz Burns

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Present Sea

Performed at Shinjuku Station, the worlds busiest station in the heart of Tokyo, this is Taz's first venture into video performance.

Video by Hitoshi Yamaka.

Playing with Fire

Performed at Artspace .kiten in December 2016.

This piece was created in response to the theme of "fire" at Artspace .kiten, and was created as an extension of Fragments, Taz's master's performance piece.

Photographs by Kyoko Yoshioka and Kowa Ikeuchi.

Red Shoes

Performed at Castle Park and St Nicholas’ Market in Bristol as part of IPA Bristol, 2015.

Red Shoes is a site responsive piece influenced by the history of Bristol as a slave trading port, and it’s main hub, “The Exchange” which has today become part of the very popular St Nicholas’ Market. Performed over two days in two spaces, the piece explores the silent exploitations of consumerism, oppression and vulnerability.

Photographs by Jürgen Fritz and Andrea Greenwood.


Performed at Klub Ciglana in Belgrade, Serbia, 2015.

Fragments is an exploration into history and memory. Looking at my own Japanese family heritage as a starting point, Fragments seeks to explore what it means to be a part of another culture on the other side of the world. this project explores questions about the importance of understanding our pasts when it is impossible to reach an objective truth.

Fragments was initially developed as Taz’s final performance for her MA International Performance Research, and was created in combination with a 10,000 word written dissertation. For more information on the written component, please get in contact with Taz.

Photographs by Irina Khakimova, and Sunčica Milosavljević. Video edited by Taz.

Putnam and Joy

Putnam and Joy is a collaborative piece put together by RUNTcolletive, and was performed at the Bierkeller Theatre (Bristol) in April-May 2014.

Written by Jonathan Firbank and directed by Taz Burns, Putnam and Joy is an exploration into the lives and deaths of puppets. Performed in four scenes and on four stages (in a reverse-round), the play followed the four horsemen of Pestilence, Famine, War and finally Death. Inspired by characters from Punch and Judy, this was the result of Taz's research into the differenes between puppet and human actors during her BA dissertation, and Jonathan's macabre interpretations of her ideas.

For more information go to: www.facebook.com/runtcollective