Informed by experiential anatomy and the processual qualities of Authentic Movement, Amy Voris’ sessions will 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.
The intention is to cultivate sensitivity to the emergence and quality of movement alongside an imaginative pleasure in dancing. Overall these sessions are designed to nurture a self-directed, capacious atmosphere and to support a holistic approach to solo dance-making. Time for reflection is embedded within the sessions and individualised responses are welcome throughout.
Amy’s week of classes forms part of the MA/MFA Creative Practice programme, which means that only 11 public places are available each day.
Amy Voris is a 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. The outcome of the work is contingent on hunches and interactions that occur during the process and varies widely. Examples of current projects include a site-responsive project enter & inhabit, a collaboration with a jewellery maker flockOmania and a collaboration exploring artist-led curation for experimental performance practices, Accumulations. In 2012, Amy completed training in Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy with Linda Hartley, a therapeutic approach to the body-in-relationship which informs her holistic approach to dancing and dance-making.