School of Journalism, Media and Performance
Media Factory, ME107
+44 (0) 1772 89 5345
Developing a body of work combining a private client and artistic practice with investigations into the value, impact and relevance of somatic practices within Higher Education. Immersed in the ongoing enquiries into unfolding presence; the integrative balance of body as earth and explorations into how movement evolves in gravitational and spatial relationships; the biological story as impulse for developing imagination. How may all of this support you to dance, to move, to share and source the work wishing to be expressed?
I have been involved in teaching somatic practices over a number of years as Guest Lecturer for Coventry University and Guest Lecturer for Birmingham University. I am engaged with the somatic community, having in the past worked as an Administrative and Teaching assistant with IBMT uk and nurturing a community based practice by working with sectors in the NHS, BRB, SureStart and other independent artists. Working with Colleagues across Europe and having ongoing collaborations with artists developing language, insight and a deeper knowing of the moving body.
I keep my practice relevant and alive through continued studies in the field and collaborations with artists, health practitioner and educator. Listening to the body, honouring, then moving beyond story, remembering ancient evolutionary knowing and finding expression….dance, dance wherever, whenever you dare!
Membership of Professional and Learned Bodies
Unfolding: a seasonal journey through place and space, the inner and outer, the patterns and rhythms of your moving imagined and integrated body.
Teaching on the BA and the MA at UCLan with a focus on integrating somatic principles, values and approaches for the creative and educational process.
HOSTING Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose 3 day International Distinguished visitor event at UCLan 2015
Wellbeing conference BCU, presenting paper and running practical workshop session, 2011
Festival Bodyworker for Coventry / C-dare Summer Dancing, 2010