After limiting my private Feldenkrais practice for a few years, I am starting to teach again in York. So if you’ve got stiff shoulders, a sore back, or you just want to increase your mobility, balance and ease of movement, please get in touch.
I’ll be running these lessons for charity. In response to the growing cost of living and the fact that around 1 in 4 of the UK’s children live in poverty, donations will go to York Foodbank.
You can find out more information about the Feldenkrais Method here.
My new interactive dance piece, Dancing Through Storytime, will be on in October.
It’s an interactive performance for families, integrating dance, movement and storytelling. During the 15 minute performance children aged 4-8 and their grown ups will hunt for sea creatures, get lost in a forest and float into space. It’s a show for everyone who has ever wanted to jump into their storybook.
I was very pleased to share my new interactive dance piece ‘Otherwise We Are Lost’ during my residency at Yorkshire Dance last week. The piece explores how scenography and design might be used to choreograph the audience’s movement. It draws a lot on my work with the Feldenkrais Method and my recent experiences with parkour.
I am proud to announce the publication of a special issue of Theatre, Dance and Performance Training that I’ve edited. The issue looks at the ways in which performance training has responded to rise of interactive, immersive and participatory aesthetics in performance. It includes an article that I’ve written about connecting techniques associated with the Stanislavskian tradition of acting to the aesthetics of live art and interactive performance.
A few pictures from Philomela and her Sisters, which was commissioned for this year’s Theatre Without Borders conference at the University of Hull. The piece sought to explore and critique the treatment of female characters in Classical and Renaissance revenge tragedy. It connects dialogues surrounding #MeToo and #TIMESUP to a selection of works from the Western literary canon. (Virgil’s Aeneid, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Euripides’ Hecuba and Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus.) I am pleased to say that it will be back in Hull later this year.
Performers: Catherine Marsh, Caitlin McPhilemy, Kira Curtis, Sophie Stones.