Andrea Buckley

Class Description | Morning class | 23 - 27 September


A Delicate Balance is a living matter, self organizing around the physical processes that enfold and threaten to dissolve the very moment it is attempting to portray.

These classes will create an investigative process of tuning in, expanding attention and navigating our physical world to encounter our relationship with gravity. We will at times dive into our internal landscape and at other times be present with the outside world. Building a learning environment that can allow each of us to encounter different aspects of time, space, weight and weightlessness.

Taking time to listen, work with imagery and principles of touch and being touched will help deepen our practice - working independently, together with a partner and partners or as a group. A constellation of activity, of presence shared from a simple focus, to awaken and establish all the senses whilst moving together. Such events illuminating a body of material - physiological, human matter.

Some questions that may guide my teaching during this time: Can exploring the breath allows us to find a much easier relationship with the ground we walk on and the air we breathe? How can we let perception grow? What is the alive experience that moves us moment by moment and how can it nourish how we live as creative beings.

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Biography

Andrea Buckley is a certified Rolfer, dance performer, maker and teacher whose work is informed by 29 years of practice. Through various engagements and initiatives within the UK and abroad she has worked with artists such as Rosie Lee, Sue MacLenan, Kirstie Simson, Nancy Stark Smith, Lisa Nelson, Gill Clarke and Deborah Hay amongst others. Her work with Siobhan Davies Dance extends over a period of 16 years.

She has worked in small scale site specific, theatre and gallery based performance settings, working with a wide sector of the community, ranging from professional dancers, mixed ability groups, dance and theatre students.

Her research draws upon an extensive range of improvisation and contact skills and investigative movement practices where process and reflections are grounded in observation, perception, culture and imagination. The emphasis is on the sensing, thinking, moving body.

Working co creatively with Ch4pter and Liverpool Improvisation Collective - a programme of workshops, performances, commissions and festivals were initiated within the Northwest of England.

At present and as a way to sustain a curiosity, there is a desire to cultivate work in collaboration with film artist Dan Williams - researching further the scope for movement as a means to communicate the here and there of human encounters, in a live performance installation for 2020.