XENOKI PRODUCTION was formed in 2006 by Deborah May, Bob Lockyer and Annie McGeoch, who had worked together on many dance and music productions over the years. The company began life producing multi-camera recordings of live shows for Sadler’s Wells Theatre – starting with Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in zero degrees, Sylvie Guillem in Sacred Monsters, and Cherkaoui and the Shaolin Monks in Sutra – and have gone on to work on live shows, promos and documentaries for BBC Television, the National Theatre, Aldeburgh Music, The Cholmondeleys, Siobhan Davies Dance, Michael Clark Company and Rambert Dance, to name but a few.
BOB LOCKYER was for many years the executive producer responsible for all dance on BBC Television. During this time he was responsible for the recording of stage productions with Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre, Rambert Dance Company and many other smaller scale companies and for a number of award winning dance documentaries. He created and produced the groundbreaking series of short and innovative dance films Dance for the Camera in the halcyon days of arts on television. He was founder chair of Dance UK and recent chair of South East Dance and works as an independent consultant on dance film and creating dance for the camera.
DEBORAH MAY studied Fine Art, in South Africa and at St Martin’s School of Art, London, and worked in the theatre, a museum, a university art school, the United Nations film department, an animation studio, a film production company, the BBC and currently is a freelance film maker specialising in dance and the performing arts. As a producer, director, cinematographer and editor Deborah has the knowledge and experience to meet the high technical demands of television and digital media, having directed and produced large multi-camera productions, documentaries, promotional videos for arts organisations and venues, as well as a number of short, experimental, cutting-edge films with visual and performance artists.
ANNIE MCGEOCH has produced non-network film and television for many years as well working with the major networks BBC One, BBC Two, Channel 4 and Five. She was a founder producer of After Image for 15 years, producing arts and music TV mainly for Channel 4. Annie has worked on many dance performance and video projects including Shobana Jeyasingh for BBC2, ArtAngel Media on Imber for BBC4 and several Dance for the Cameras. She is on the board of Forkbeard Fantasy Theatre.