Reforma feels that there are individuals out there that are dominated by social circumstance, lack of opportunities and access to the arts. They have a creative voice for which we aim to unleash and educate as a result. Generating, cultivating and raising awareness on social issue based performance and workshops can be the difference to some between life and death.


The bull is a representation of a beautiful, insightful creature, which is stylish, graceful and always applies a degree of excellence to any performance even in extreme circumstances. Reforma translates to renovation, take what is already there, develop and restore.


We have a shared ethos and determination to make a positive difference through the means of movement theatre for education.




The innovative educational company that creates issue based performance work for all.

We offer a range of workshops, movement theatre resources and programmes that speak to participants and is packed with northern soul.


Reforma Movement Theatre was founded in 2011 by Heather Adele Kirkpatrick. Reforma specialise in movement theatre, creating pioneering work which is issue based and accsessible to all. Young or old we invite you to work with professional Dancers, Artists, Musicians and Performers, whom all share an ethos in that everyone matters, everyone should have a creative voice. Movement Theatre is the medium we use to convey everday life and issues, effecting communities, society and individuals.


Reforma is rooted and proudly works across the north of England. To date we have worked across Salford, Manchester, Stockport, Derbyshire, Oldham, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Leeds & across Yorkshire. We believe in working partnerships and are fortunate to have nurture and created opportunities for the norths most innovative performers and creative practitioners.


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In modern bullfighting it is not enough that the bull be simply dominated by the matador so that he may be killed by the sword. The matador must perform a series of classic passes before he kills if the bull is still able to charge. In these passes the bull must pass the body of the matador within the hooking range of the horn. The closer the bull passes the man at the mass invitation ... and direction the greater the thrill the spectator receives.

    ‘style and grace of movement and posture, the knowledge of the work, the domination of the bull’
    Bull fighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death.
    There is always a degree of brilliance in the performance due to the fights.
    Personae; honour, probity, courage, self respect and pride in one word.

Reforma’ feels that there are individuals out there that are dominated by social circumstance, lack of opportunities and access to the arts. They have a creative voice for which we aim to unleash and educate as a result. Generating, cultivating and raising awareness on social issue based performance and workshops with issues such as drugs, rape, and domestic violence can be the difference to some between life and death. The bull is a representation of a beautiful, insightful creature which is stylish, graceful and always applies a degree of excellence to any performance. Reforma’ translates to renovation, take what is already there and develop and restore. We have a shared ethos and determination to make a positive difference through the means of movement theatre for education.



Reforma company and associate artists have worked across all fields of the performing arts on stage, TV and film in all genres of performance. Credits include:


  • The Princes Trust
  • Forever Manchester
  • School of Media, Music & Performance: The University of Salford
  • Youth Zone
  • Somewhere To
  • Studio 25 Manchester
  • Greater Manchester Police
  • National Stalking Week
  • Womens' Aid
  • LGBT
  • COOP Cash for Communities
  • Kino Film Festival
  • Warner Bros