“As guest curators of ID’s autumn 2017 classes and workshops programme, we wanted to foreground curation as a creative process and how creative movement practices might be deeply connected to curatorial practices.”
Amy Voris is a dance-maker based in Manchester. Her practice is process-oriented and collaborative, driven by the desire to develop relationships with people and with movement material over long stretches of time. The outcome of the work is contingent on hunches and interactions that occur during the process and varies widely. Examples of current projects include a collaboration with three Northwest artists exploring female lineage (Accumulations), a site-responsive project (enter inhabit) and a collaboration with a jewellery maker (flockOmania). Her current research is investigating the incremental sculpting of movement material from the perspective of the dancer-maker. Amy has an ongoing commitment to developing artist-led initiatives such as the choreographers’ circle in London, Decoda in Coventry and a sunday school in Manchester. In 2012, Amy completed training in Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy with Linda Hartley, an approach the body that underpins her holistic and enquiring approach to making movement. She has a long-standing teaching practice and has worked in higher education for fifteen years.