Martin Butler is an interdisciplinary artist, and stage director. He was trained in Drama at Manchester University, and then later Choreography and Performance at the SNDO, in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.
His work has always bridged and combined various disciplines, dance, theatre, music, opera, film, performance, new media, design and fashion, and through this interdisciplinary approach his work explores the new dramatic that the combination of different genres facilitate. His new media and installation work has been shown in the Palais de Tokyo, LA design week, Istanbul Modern, Beijing Design Week, European Media Arts Festival in Osnabrück, Fundación Telefonica in Lima, Photokino, Köln, Seattle Design Festival, Øsknehallen, Copenhagen, San Pau Modernista, Barcelona, Istanbul Design Biennale, Amsterdam Museum, Pixxelpoint Festival in Slovenia, Olympus Photography Playground, Berlin, shaded view on fashion film festival, Centre Pompidou Paris, Kasteel Keukenhof, the Netherlands, the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem, Marres, Maastricht, Salon Amsterdam, and Mediamatic, amongst many others.
He has also been working as a commercial Art Director, concept developer and installation designer for fashion related events, and has collaborated with Harman/ Kardon, Diesel, Diesel Black Gold, Olympus, ELLE, ID&T, Moschino, Harmont & Blaine, Lee, Wrangler, MCQ, See by Chloe, Aliveshoes, Camel Active, Mercedes Benz Dutch Fashion Awards, Absolut, Johan Cruijff, FILA, Tomorrow World, and Andrea Crews, amongst many others.
Since 2014 he has been creating new opera and music theater projects; including collaborations with Festival von Almagro, Spanien, Renaissance Music Festival Kopenhagen, Musikhuisen, Aarhus, Festival Alte Musik am Bodensee, REMA, Staatstheater Augsburg, Amuz Antwerpen, dem Europäischen Festival für Kirchenmusik Schwäbisch Gmünd and the Deutschen Oper Berlin.