Somatic Movement Workshop
BIAF & Attakkalari
Facilitator: Sandy Cuthbert
Date: 25th January 2022
Time: 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
You will be invited to discover your own personal responses to movement through guided explorations: the somatic work aims to explore how moving from a deeply felt experience of the living body can stimulate creativity and facilitate well-being and self-awareness.
In the workshop we will develop movement ideas that relate to themes explored in ‘Epilogue’ a dance installation and film produced by Maiden Voyage Dance. The work is created and devised from the lived experience and personal reflections of two mature professional dancers Jane Mooney and myself, Sandy Cuthbert.
There will be dynamic shifts within the workshop, with an overall emphasis on nurturing, attending and listening to the body, being receptive and responsive to ourselves and to others.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Sandy Cuthbert-Freelance Dance and Somatic Practitioner
Sandy is a freelance dance and somatic practitioner with a background in contemporary dance and movement improvisation. Qualifications include a BA (Hons) Creative Arts, PGCE, Post-graduate Certificate in Contemporary Dance & Choreography-London Contemporary Dance School and a MA in Dance and Somatic Well-Being. As a professional dancer she has worked as a commercial dancer, a circus performer and as a contemporary dancer, companies include: The National Dance Company of Wales, In Transit, Maiden Voyage Dance, Off The Rails. Sandy recently returned to performing in ‘Epilogue’ premiered at the Belfast International Arts Festival 2021. She has over 20 years FE & HE dance lecturing experience. Sandy is a professional member of ISMETA-Registered Somatic Movement Educator. She currently works as ‘Engagement Coordinator’ for Maiden Voyage Dance, since retiring from the Company Manager post; facilitating Seasonal Somatic sessions in the natural world is a highlight of her current work. She has a BAFTA in Costume Design (film), is a qualified Garden Designer and has recently rekindled a passion as a textile artist.