Gavin Robins is an Internationally acclaimed director of visual and physical theatre.
His work combines daring physical performance with emerging technologies including digital projection, animation, animatronics and automation.
Most recently he has opened King Kong on Broadway as the Movement and Aerial Director .
Currently he is the co director of Man with the Iron Neck with Legs in the Wall , performing at the 2019 Sydney , Adelaide and Darwin Festivals .
As a Creative Director, further credits include:
Clusters of Light , Born in Sawdust NICA, The Opening of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, Sydney Festival First Night’s High Flyers, Bush Mechanics Live Mbantua Festival , and the National Institute of Circus Arts’ At First Sight.
Gavin has worked as Movement and Staging Director for a myriad of award winning theatrical productions, opening events, films, television commercials , and music videos.
He has created large scale works for the 2016 and 2017, 2018 Abu Dhabi National Days, Mother of the Nation in Abu Dhabi , Clusters of Light , UAE , 70th Anniversary of Ferrari in Fiorano Modenese Italy, Opening of the 2016 European F1 in Baku, The Opening of 2015 and 2012 Dubai National Days, Opening of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi , Dreamworks Arena Spectacular How to Train Your Dragon ( World Tour), and WarHorse Australian Tour , (Gobal Creatures ).
In 2000 he was a key performer and choreographer for the Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony. From 1994 to 2000 Gavin was a performer Legs on the Wall physical theatre company. He has created and performed acrobatic and aerial works for theatre festivals across the globe.
Theatre Credits : Movement Director
The Sydney Opera House - Club Swizzle
Global Creatures - King Kong, How to Train Your Dragon , War Horse,
The Sydney Theatre Company - Cyrano de Bergerac, Mojo, The Crucible, Gallipoli, BlackBird, Tales From the Vienna Woods, Riflemind, The Art of War, Ruby Moon, Season at Sarsaparella, Troupers, The Bourgeois Gentleman, Fat Pig, Woman in Mind, The Lost Echo, Mother Courage, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchid.
Company B Belvior - The Promise, Reuben Guthrie, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf, Conversations With the Dead, Spook, The Chairs,
Bell Shakespeare Company - Henry V, Much a do About Nothing, Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra, R&J, Tempest, Richard lll, Comedy of Errors, Hamlet, Servant of Two Masters, A Mid Summers Night Dream, Wars of the Roses, Romeo and Juliet, Merchant of Venice and As You Like It , Pericles.
Opera Australia, La Fanciulla del West
Adelaide Festival , Wrong Skin
Television: Spirited, The ARIA Awards, The AFI Awards, Australian Idol, Farscape
Film: How toTrain Your Dragon 2, Madagascar 4, Australian feature Prime Mover.
Gavin has been a recipient of numerous awards including a Helpman for Outstanding Theatrical Achievement, An Outer Critics Award on Broadway and was a part of the team for A Special Tony Award for King Kong on Broadway.