Amy Voris

Class Description | Morning Class | 20-24 January 2020

Informed by experiential anatomy and the processual qualities of Authentic Movement, these sessions begin with open structures for improvising which gradually overlap with gentle prompts for generating movement material. In the latter part of the session, we will explore the process of returning to (self-selected) movement material as an invitation to grow and deepen the relationship with it. Overall these sessions are designed to nurture a self-directed, capacious atmosphere and to support a holistic, situated approach to solo dance-making. The intention is to cultivate sensitivity to the emergence and quality of movement alongside an imaginative pleasure in dancing. Time for reflection is embedded within the sessions and individualised responses are welcome throughout.


Amy Voris is a dance-maker based in Manchester. Her practice is process-oriented and collaborative, driven by the desire to develop enduring relationships with people and with movement material over long stretches of time. Current projects include a site-responsive collaboration (enter & inhabit), a collaboration with a jewellery maker (flockOmania) and a collaboration with Northwest-based artists exploring the curation of experimental performance practices (Accumulations). Her doctoral research is concerned with investigating the processes of forming, returning to and deepening the relationship with movement material from the perspective of the dancer-maker, adopting Authentic Movement as a framework through which to practically explore this. In 2012, Amy completed training in Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy with Linda Hartley, an approach to the body-in-relationship that underpins her holistic approach to dancing and dance-making. Current teaching engagements include workshop delivery and project supervision on the MA in Creative Practice (Independent Dance/Trinity Laban) and the MA in Dance and Somatic Wellbeing (University of Central Lancashire) and delivery of experiential anatomy and Authentic Movement on Janet Kaylo’s Laban/Barteneiff + Somatic Studies International.