Miss Murphy’s fabulous troupe of performing ‘Pantomime Ponies’ perform specially choreographed ‘dressage’ routines.
These performances are improvised to respond to different events, festivals and locations referencing local cultures, events and contexts. The process of their creation is highly collaborative, fun and often involves the participation of local communities, artists, dancers – and those burning to express their ‘inner pony’. We offer a range of costume and choreography workshops to create new breeds and pony performances
We welcome new members and are always open to opportunities and invitations to create performances that allow us to explore, create and celebrate different kinds of costume, new forms of choreography and to conquer new musical territories..
We are keen to develop performances, interventions and installations ponies new cultural, urban and countryside contexts across the UK and internationally.
We invite you to release your inner pony by joining our travelling troupe!
No previous equestrian experience is necessary, however a good sense of rhythm and ability to follow instructions is required. The ponies are a collaborative team who take it in turns to lead or follow, depending on aptitude and back health.
Testimonials from participants:
“Yes, Yes, Yes!” Andolie Marguerite, artist and writer
“I never thought that being the back end of a pony would be so exhilarating! From rehearsing the choreography together, then donning the costumes and performing in front of enthralled audiences, it’s always such a fun and rewarding experience” Chris McDonald, Advertising Creative
” Being a pony was a liberating experience – in your pony guise, you’re free to move and act in ways that you normally wouldn’t. The partnership between the front and back of the pony is wonderful for developing trust, communication and social skills. As a teacher, I’d recommend everyone tries being a pony – I know my class would benefit from the sheer fun and playfulness of it!” Amy Tupman, artist and educator