Kathy Crick

Crossing Borders 2016 | 15 November, 7 - 8.30pm | Lesson with a curious equal

Kathy Crick teaches Improvisation, Choreography and Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London. Her interest is in Improvisation as an integrated technical, compositional and performance practice. She studied Theatre at Dartington College of Arts in the 80’swhere she first encountered Release Dance with Mary Fulkerson and Contact Improvisation with Steve Paxton and Mary Prestidge. As a performer Kathy has worked with Steve Paxton, Laurie Booth, Yolande Snaith and Motionhouse Dance Theatre, Michael Mayhew, Jia-Yu Corti and Florence Peake. As a choreographer, collaborators include Tim Wheeler (Theatre Director), Sarah Goldfarb (Choreographer/Composer), Paul Bartholemew (Musician / Composer).
Since 1994 Kathy has contributed to many Dance and Performing Arts programmes in Higher Education in the UK and created work with people in a wide range of educational and community settings. Other influences include studies in education, psychology, shiatsu and an MA in Dance and Somatic Well Being (University of Central Lancashire).

Biography

Kathy teaches Improvisation, Choreography and Performance at Laban in London. She also contributes to other Dance and Performing Arts courses including London Metropolitan University, Goldsmiths, Birkbeck and The Place. Previous work has included dancing with Yolande Snaith and Motionhouse Dance Theatre; collaborations with theatre directors: Richard Gregory, Tim Wheeler; creating performances with choreographer/composer Sarah Goldfarb, site specific work with composer Charles Hayward, Live Art with Michael Mayhew. She has choreographed work in a range of educational and community settings. She has supported her work with studies in education, psychology, shiatsu and somatic practice.

Kathy first encountered Contact Improvisation as a student of Theatre at Dartington College of Arts in 1982. She has been sharing and developing her practice through her teaching for over 20 years. Artists who have inspired her in the field of Improvisation include Steve Paxton, Kirstie Simson, Miranda Tufnell and KJ Holmes She is a member of SoFt, a collective researching Contact Improvisation and creating improvised performance.