Tim Bromage is a performer and writer based in Wales. His practice draws upon a number of areas of interest, including stage magic and folk traditions. Props and costume are combined with song, text and other activities creating strange rituals.
Placed within this context the magical effect becomes a mode of symbolic demonstration, presenting fractured narratives that often reference cultural myths and histories.
His recent works have employed multiple story lines, as a method of scoring performance and as a means to re-interpret personal experience.
Inspired by the writings of science fiction writers such as Philip K Dick and Gordon Lang, these performances are an ongoing exploration of fact and fiction, and the dualism present within the human condition.
He studied performance on the Timebased Practice course at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Since graduating in 2004 he has performed to throughout the UK and abroad.
Over the last ten years he has worked with numerous festivals and organisations including, Spill festival, LADA, Chapter Arts Centre, tactileBOSCH The Welcome Collection, Colchester Arts Centre, The National Theatre Studio, Made In Roath, and Performance Space.
He has received a number of grants and commissions, he selected for Spill festivals elevator artist program in 2013, and was an Artsadmin bursary recipient 2016 -2017. He is a current associate artist as Chapter Arts Centre, and is undertaking a radical new body of research as part of a Creative Wales Award.
Tim has been working with slight of hand and stage magic for over sixteen years. His expertise as a practitioner and teacher has led to him work with artists and companies both as a consultant and mentor.
He has worked with performers and artists such as Stephanie Riding, Tom Cassani, and AJ Stockwell. As well as companies including Access All Areas, and award winning dance company Light, Ladd, and Emberton.