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Training Programme

Movement Ritual Explorations
February 2019

Women, Rocks and Water
March 2019

Women in the Land
June 2019

Walk of Life Summer School
July 2019

Embodied Landscapes
Training workshop
August 2019

Autumn Reflections
October 2019

including Sumarah Meditation



Helen Poynor is an independent movement artist whose approach has evolved out of 30 years of professional practice on four continents.  She specialises in movement in natural environments, site-specific, autobiographical and improvisatory performance and cross art-form collaborations combining movement with installation, text, film and the visual arts. 

An internationally recognised movement teacher, director and performer Helen’s early intensive training with Anna Halprin at the San Francisco Dancers’ Workshop and Suprapto Suryodarmo from Java served as the foundation for the development of her unique approach to non-stylised movement and performance practice. She is recognised by Suprapto as a teacher and is a guest associate teacher for Talmapa UK.

For many years a visiting Professor of Performance at Coventry University, Helen is a mentor for established and emerging dancers and performers. She is a Registered Dance Movement Therapist ADMP UK and a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist with ISMETA working with individuals in private practice.

Artistic work includes:

These are not my father's shoes (2017) Autobiographical solo.

In Memoriam (2016) Environmental dance film about grief, a collaboration with artist Annie Pfingst, screened at Light Moves Festival of Screen Dance (2018) and Independent Dance London (2017).

Coat - The Turning and Returning of the Tide (2014) A collaboration with artist / performer Hilary Kneale and film-maker Vicky Vergou.

On an Incoming Tide (2010) director, environmental dance film created with film-maker Kyra Norman and 3 dancers in tidal sites under the cliffs at Beer Head.

Time and Tide - Movers and Makers (2007) environmental movement and installation project with six women artists on the Jurassic Coast, joint director with Annie Pfingst.

Men O Pause All Moments (2006) Escapade Improvisation Festival, London, solo auto-biographical performance.

Crow-ne (2005) collaborative site-specific installation with visual artist Annie Pfingst created under Beer Head on the Jurassic Coast (some images on web-site)

On the Brink (2001) site specific video, Multiple Women collaboration with Sandra Reeve, film-maker Peter Batty and vocalist/composer Tim Jones.

 

 

 


In Memoriam

 


Incubation

 

Incubation (1999) site-specific performance/installation, Royal National Park NSW, in collaboration with visual artist Annie Pfingst (image above and elsewhere on web-site).

Repro Blues (1998) solo auto-biographical performance, Bristol.