Amy Voris

Class Description | Morning Class, 18 - 21 January 2021 | ONLINE

"These sessions are informed by experiential anatomy and contemporary dance improvisation practices which draw on the materiality of the body as a poetic resource. Each session will begin with a brief introduction to the day's anatomical theme (including looking at imagery), followed by experiential explorations and gentle prompts for improvisation. The last section of the session will be accompanied by sound and offer space for integration. The overall intention is to cultivate sensitivity to initiation and quality of movement as well as an imaginative pleasure in dancing. Time for reflection is embedded within the session and individualised responses are welcome throughout.

My approach to facilitating experiential anatomy is deeply influenced by the work of Linda Hartley, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Andrea Olsen, Caryn McHose, Miranda Tufnell, Fabiano Culora and Janet Kaylo."

Prior to the session, please arrange a comfortable space to lie down in - you may wish to have blankets and pillows nearby. You may also wish to have a notebook and writing / drawing materials available.

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Amy Voris is a contemporary dance-maker and facilitator based in Manchester, UK. Her practice is process-oriented and collaborative, driven by the desire to develop enduring relationships with people, with places and with movement material. Examples of current projects include a site-responsive project (enter & inhabit), a collaboration with a jewellery maker (flockOmania) and the development of an artist-led network exploring the curation of experimental performance practices (Accumulations). In 2012, she 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. Recent/upcoming teaching engagements include delivery on the MA in Creative Practice at Independent Dance/Trinity Laban (London), on postgraduate programmes at London Contemporary Dance School (London), on the MFA in Dance at Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, on Janet Kaylo’s Laban / Barteneiff Somatic Studies International (Pasadena, California 2021), on Barrowland Ballet’s morning class programme (Glascow 2021) and at the Figueres Es Mou Festival (Spain 2021).