Theatre Film & Dance

Martina, left,  composed the music for Green Candle Dance Company’s productions shown below.

Martina has trained in theatre with Phillippe Gaulier and Monica Pagneux in Paris in the late 80s (see About Martina).  Her passion lies in writing and performing music for theatre, dance, film and community projects.

Martina has appeared in the Arcola Theatre with Bow & Bellows (A Family Affair), Sadlers Wells (Falling About), Purcell room (Bow and Bellows and Beskydy), Brighton Fringe Festival (Bow and Bellows), Spitalfields Festival (Bow and Bellows), Klez Fest, London, Komedia Brighton (Freylekh), Laban Theatre (Bubble Theatre & Green Candle), Kings Head Theatre (Neapolitan songs with Charles Castranova), in the Bath literature festival (Bow & Bellows), the Egg Theatre in Bath (showcase music), Lilian Baylis Theatre (Green Candle Dance), The Serpentine & the Baltic with “Hunky Bluff” by Lina Lapelyte and in the site-specific show Fissure in the Yorkshire Dales by Ann-Louise Wilson performing music by Jocelyn Pook.

She has written the soundtrack for Paul Meyer’s film “Conspiritors” (2006) and has collaborated with many companies and organisations including: Green Candle Dance Company, Protein Dance, First Framework, London Bubble Theatre, The New Factory of the Eccentric Actor, Shared Experience, Music in Hospitals, Vital Arts, the South Bank Centre, ENO Baylis, Stanley Hall Opera, Théâtre sans Frontières, Freshwater Theatre Company, The Chalk Circle Collective, UCL London and One Moment in Time Theatre.

Apart from playing solo Martina currently performs with the versatile duo Bow & Bellows, in 5 piece band Palavah, occasionally with “Les Moineaux de Paris” and in the Chalk Circle Collective. She is currently collaborating with One Moment in Time Theatre company and keeps touring her language learning songs worldwide.


Falling About, Green Candle Dance Co:

Falling About, which addresses the often complex issues that surround falling.


No Fear, Green Candle Dance Co:

 No Fear, a dance theatre show for young children. Music by Martina Schwarz  


Die Konspirantinnen (Conspirators) 2006:

Polish Heroines in Resistance 1939-1945. A film by Paul Meyer. Music by Martina Schwarz


London Bubble Theatre: The Odyssey


“The atmosphere was wonderfully exuberant and with almost the whole audience composed of families, this witty production worked on enough levels to keep everyone entertained. The ensemble cast, who all play multiple roles as well as singing and playing Martina Schwarz’s well-judged music, was great, and clearly as pleased as the audience that the Bubble is back.”  – Eleanor Turney



Sonámbulas Dance Performance

Choreographed by Justyna Sochaj.  Music composed by Martina Schwarz

Three characters sharing their dreams have the same lunatic experience. (Sonámbulas by Justyna Sochaj ) Their dreamy feelings and emotions are tangled with the sounds of an accordion which travels with them, creating repeatedly ambiguous and mysterious worlds. Performed by Tomomi Kosano, Nashira Santanatalia Gómez, Justyna Sochaj and composer/musician Martina Schwarz.


The New Factory of the Eccentric Actor


Martina has composed and played music for most of the New Factory of the Eccentric Actor company’s large-scale theatre productions – aimed at bringing revolutionary events in history alive. The Red Cabbage Cafe (above), New Babylon,  1905, Heroines of Revolution, Victory of the Sun and 1848 have been performed between 1996-2013 in venues ranging from run-down factory halls to the Round House.