Eilon Morris is a percussionist, theatre practitioner and author, based in Glasgow. With a passion for rhythm, ensemble and improvisation in performance and training, in 2017 he published his first book ‘Rhythm in Acting and Performance: Embodied Approaches and Understandings’ (Methuen Drama). As a professional performer Eilon has worked with numerous companies and ensembles over the last twenty years in Australia, UK, France, Greece and Argentina and Mexico. Currently, he is a core member of DUENDE and OBRA Theatre Company, an associate artist at Whitestone Arts, and an associate researcher at the Centre for Psychophysical Performance Research. He was a founding member of the Quiddity Ensemble (2001-2004) and the Butterfly Club Pocket Theatre (1998-2002) in Melbourne Australia, and since relocating to the UK in 2004, has worked on productions including Lord of the Flies (BBC Radio Drama), These Trees are Made of Blood (Southwark Playhouse and Arcola Theatre), Gaudete (OBRA, Lowery), Le Voyage dans la Lune (BFI), It’s Like He’s Knocking (Unfinished Business, Warwick Art Centre), Electric Field (IOU), Shattering Man (DUENDE), and Rhein (Royal Festival Hall), as well as touring and recording with music groups including Stems and Kelter.
Eilon completed a Masters in Ensemble Physical Theatre in 2008 and in 2013 completed a PhD investigating the role of rhythm in actor training, at the University of Huddersfield.
In recent years Eilon has taught and presented research at a wide range of cultural and educational centres including Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford College, University of Kent (UK) the Duende School of Ensemble Physical Theatre (Greece), Au Brana Cultural Centre (France), Baratza Aretoa (Basque Country), Université Laval, Québec City (Canada), Taller de Investigación Teatral (Mexico) and Universidad Nacional de las Artes (Argentina).