Miranda Tufnell

Morning Class | Monday 15 January - Friday 19 January 2018 | 10am - 12noon
Ariadne’s Thread

This week focuses on developing skills of attention- noticing more of what draws us, what makes us feel alive and brings depth and vitality to our creative practice. The workshop invokes states of mind and body to fine tune the
senses and awaken each of us more fully to what is both within and around - the spaces we inhabit or find ourselves in. We shall take time to be curious, to notice what calls, to track the flickers of interest that awaken impulse and response. Through moving, writing and mark making we will explore qualities, textures, and associations, letting ordinary, seemingly insignificant, details surprise with personal relevance. Each day will begin with an aspect of the body and open outwards into the space around us, we will listen for the echoes, reflections, images and stories that arise as we are still and as we move. In these ways the world (and our own presence within it) becomes more alive and full of surprises, connecting us more richly to the sources that fuel our creative work.

“The sights and sounds which speak most deeply to us
move us
move us
where we thought we were sealed over”. Miller Mair


Miranda Tufnell is a dance artist, writer and teacher in movement and imagination. She is also an Alexander teacher and Craniosacral therapist. Her work is concerned with improvisation, embodiment, and our sensuous and imaginative connection to the world around us. With Chris Crickmay she co -authored Body Space Image (1990) and A Widening Field (2001).
She has been showing her performance work in galleries and theatres across the UK and abroad since 1976 as well as developing pioneering arts and health work both within the NHS and independently within the UK.