Category Archives: My Moving Being

Entelechy Arts

April 26th 2015

Entelechy Arts Workshop – Developing Inclusive Arts Practice
– The Barbican Centre.
www.entelechyarts.org.

Entelechy make process based art works with members of the community and this workshop was designed to be an opportunity to experience “the multi sensory and embodied, relational work that is central to the company’s practice”. Working in the public spaces of the Barbican we moved together, made ambient soundscapes with the materials around us, and explored a mixture of found and treasured objects as the beginnings for sharing and making stories and images. Reflecting on our creative decision making allowed us to identify the values, beliefs and ethics that we live and bring forth in our work.

I was particularly interested in learning more about their ‘Ambient Jam’ – an event that brings together able and disabled artists, musicians and dancers, and was excited to be invited to join the next Ambient Jam event in June, as a mover / facilitator.

being in practice and process

July 30th 2016

I’ve just returned from a delicious and rejuvenating retreat in the rolling hills of Hereford moving and being with Suprapto Suryodarmo and experiencing his ‘Joged Amerta Movement’.  For more info see : http://www.moveintolife.com/praptos-annual-programme.html.

This year I have also worked with Helen Poynor (see www.walkoflife.co.uk) who was a student of Suprapto Suryodarmo.

And Annette Schwalbe (see www.annetteschwalbe.co.uk). Annette will be mentoring me to begin to integrate her process of Body Mapping into my work. Email me for more info about this and visit Annette www.annetteschwalbe.org

Movement Portrait

May 2nd 2017.  Movement Portrait.

Made by Elaine Mercer.  I improvised some movement and I wrote the words, inspired by my experience during a somatic movement exploration.  Elaine made a whole new dance with her editing.  Have a look :