It focuses on the meeting points of Contact Improvisation and Butoh, primarily for performance projects. but it also encompasses the spirit of Yoga and Tantra as a base for group dialogue and communication towards creativity. This can be for a performance group or workshop or lab situation.
In 2008 I held a months residency at Point Ephemere, Paris to research Deep Contact and created the performance Body Abysse for 8 dances. Presently I lead another Deep Contact group for 6 dancers, researching, training and creating towards a performance projet. Tumbleweed at Studio Keller, Paris.
As an artist I initially studied sculpture at Camberwell and Canterbury Art Colleges creating a series of sculpture costumes evoking performance.. On leaving collage I studied Buto dance extensively in Barcelona and France with Min Tenaka & then Masaki Iwana and later with Tetsuro Fukuhara invited on two study and performance trips to Japan aided by the British Council 1993 & 1995. I also documented these trips by drawings of the dances training sessions I saw and participated in. (An activity I continue today). I have taught Butoh since 1997.
Since 1990 I have performed around 20 solos most recent is Versions of a Fool 2013
Since 2000 I have also been practicing Contact Improvisation mainly in France: with amongst others Kirstie Simpson; Nancy Stark Smith. Claire Filmon & Adrain Russi etc.
I have been teaching CI occasionally myself since 2010, more recently Deep Contact (CI and Butoh).
Parallel to these two dance forms. I also studied Yoga in India and France as well as a year Tantra training. I currently practice and teach Vinyasa and Yin Yoga classes.
Experiment: Deep Contact