Somatic Costumes Performance Showing

Sally Dean
Sun, Mar 17, 5:30pm-6:30pm
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Experience a free performance showing from participants from Sally Dean’s Somatic Improvisation Workshops.
Balloon SpinesFeather-FingersHeart-Protectors and more, will heighten kinesthetic awareness, fuel creativity and imagination into subtle and wild improvisations.

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Somatic Costumes Performance Showing with Sally Dean is part of To Be Free: CounterPulse Festival 2019

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Sally E. Dean (USA/UK) based in London, is an interdisciplinary performer, choreographer, teacher and writer with over 20 years experience in university, professional and community settings across Europe, Asia and the USA. Her teaching and performance work is informed by somatic-based practices, her cross-cultural projects in Asia and her background in dance/theatre – integrating site, costume and object. Sally teaches nationally and internationally to include most recently at Oslo National Academy of Arts (Norway), ImpulsTanz (Austria), International MASQUE Festival (Finland), Central School of Speech and Drama (UK), and London College of Fashion. Her work has been supported by the Arts Council England and the British Council. Since 2011, Sally leads the ‘Somatic Movement, Costume & Performance Project’, designing costumes that elicit specific psycho-physical experiences – leading to international performances, workshops, lecture-demonstrations, films and publications. She is an MPhil candidate at Royal Holloway University (Drama,Theatre & Dance department), London.

Pictured: Balloon Spine-Leg costume designed by Sally E. Dean. Dance & Somatic Practices Conference 2015, Coventry University; Photo by Christian Kipp