Joe Moran

Class Description | 18 - 22 May 2020 - CANCELLED

Joe's improvisation classes are exploratory, inquiring and inclusive. Each class plays with an improvisational approach that is explored creatively with playful attention to composition, choreography and dance's navigation of ideas. Joe's classes place emphasis on embodied experience and widening movement possibilities, and are layered to welcome newcomers whilst engaging and, at times challenging, experienced movers and professionals.

Departure points may include layering of movement ideas and awareness; different modes of moving; moving in relation to others and energetic relationships; scores, drawing and writing; somatic investigations; or dancing with images, sounds or ideas. Classes draw influence from Joe's changing choreographic preoccupations, other artists' ideas, his international study with many experimental artists and somatic practitioners, and his practice of Skinner Releasing Technique, of which he is a certified teacher.

*Please note MA Investigative Practice classes tend to fill quickly; arrive early to ensure a spot.


Joe Moran is a choreographer, dancer and Artistic Director of Dance Art Foundation, through which his performance and curatorial work is produced. His work has been presented in theatres, galleries and public spaces gaining recognition for its ambition, complexity and intelligence. Joe is a Dance4 Associate Artist, Sadler’s Wells Summer University participant (2015-2019) and Affiliate Artist with C-DaRE (Centre for Dance Research at Coventry University). Commissions and recent touring include Block Universe/fig-2 at the ICA (2015), David Roberts Art Foundation (Frieze, 2014), Nottingham Contemporary (2014), Assembly (UK tour, 2014), The Modulated Body (2013) commissioned by Ordovas for Movement & Gravity, Bacon and Rodin exhibition, and The Place Prize (2013). Joe’s adaptation of Deborah Hay’s solo At Once, and lecture-performance on the work, has toured widely in the UK, and to Athens and Toronto. As a dancer, Joe has worked with many distinguished choreographers including Deborah Hay (USA), Siobhan Davies (UK), Florence Peake (UK) and Pontus Pettersson (Sweden). Joe is currently leading a yearlong research project Why Everyone Wants What We’ve Got and will tour his all-male work Arrangement, 2015-16. Joe is a guest artist at a number of institutions, presently The Place and the Royal Opera House.