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Training Programme 2017
and 10 Year Celebration

Spring Awakening
March 2017

Spring into Summer
May 2017
with Sumarah Meditation

Embodied Landscapes
September 2017

Autumn on the Beach
October 2017

Movement Ritual Explorations
November 2017

The Art of Being in Motion with Helen Poynor and Shelagh O'Neill
March 2018

Other events and workshops elsewhere



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.

Helen is a mentor for a number of established and emerging dancers and performers. A visiting Professor of Performance at Coventry University Helen taught performance practice at the University of Plymouth for five years.  She is a Senior Registered Dance Movement Therapist ADMP UK and a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist with ISMETA working with individuals in private practice.

Artistic work includes:

In Memoriam (2016) Film collaboration with artist Annie Pfingst.

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.

 

 

 

 

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.