TEACHERS listed Alphabetically
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Robert Anderson has been passionately involved with Contact Improvisation since 1996 and has been teaching for 15 years. He has studied with leading CI teachers including Nancy Stark Smith, Kirstie Simson, Martin Keogh, Andrew Harwood and Ray Chung.He teaches at Rose Bruford College, Trinity Laban and is one of the founders of London Contact Improvisation.
Lucy May Constantini
Lucy May Constantini first encountered CI in 1997 and started teaching it the following year, mostly in London, at some of the leading drama schools, but also in Asia and South Africa. She is lucky enough to have studied with some of the pioneers of the form, including Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith and Kirstie Simson. She works as an independent dance and theatre artist, is a qualified yoga teacher and occasional writer and journalist. lucymayconstantini.wordpress.com
Rachel Dean is a contemporary dance artist based in Leeds who performs, teaches and choreographs. She has a particular interest in Contact Improvisation and collaboration with other artists and art forms and is part of improvisation performance collective Mathilde.Rachel graduated from The Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2006. In 2007 and 2009 she was selected for the International Danceweb Scholarship at Impulstanz Festival. She has a BSc in Psychology. http://email@example.com
I have practised Contact Improvisation for a number of years. It has inspired and challenged me and enriched the scope of my movement practice. My classes reflect the playfulness I enjoy in CI, but they are also rigorous and energetic, grounded in my training in release-based contemporary dance. I also like to allow for exploration in classes, giving scope for dancers to find their own solutions and discoveries.
As well as teaching for LCI, I undertook a residency at Newington Dance Space to research aspects of teaching Contact Improvisation, and have taught movement classes for children and CI for parents and children.
Lalitaraja (aka Jo Chandler) spent his early career working in major ballet companies. Subsequently he has danced for Michael Clark, Adventures in Motion Pictures, David Massingham Dance, Laurie Booth,Yolande Snaith Theatredance, Rick Nodine and Fin Walker. He is the director of Oracle Dance Co and choreographs and performs both improvised and set work. Lalitaraja has been teaching contact improvisation and improvisation for many years. Lalitaraja is his Buddhist name, given when he joined the Western Buddhist Order. He teaches meditation and Buddhism in London.
Mary Pearson is a performance maker, improviser, dancer, teacher and organizer currently based in Liverpool, UK. In 2005 she co-founded Fool's Proof Theatre company, which has toured nationally internationally in the UK/USA with devised pieces The Eagle Has Landed, Je Suis Dead and It?s Uniformation Day.
She has organized interdisciplinary laboratories, performance platforms and festivals in the independent arts sector in Liverpool (UK) and Berne (CH), guest taught CI and Improvisation at Liverpool Hope and John Moore?s Universities, and leads ongoing classes in association with Liverpool Improvisation Collective (LIC).
Originally an Olympic gymnast in the 1960’s, Mary's first professional work was as a contemporary dancer with the dance company, Ballet Rambert. In the mid 70’s she co-founded the radical X6 Dance Space and its successor Chisenhale Dance Space, in London. She has continued to evolve new work through collaboration with other artists and art forms in a variety of performing contexts. She has been a lecturer in dance at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts since 1995 until 2008. She currently shares a studio in Liverpool with dance artists Andrea Buckley and Paula Hampson.
photo by; Esko Koivisto