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Dorid Heavybody / Amy Voris

Amy Voris is a dance-maker based in Manchester.  Her practice is process-oriented and collaborative, driven by the desire to develop relationships with people and with movement material over long stretches of time.  The outcome of the work is contingent on hunches and interactions that occur during the process and varies widely.  Examples of current projects include a site-responsive project (enter inhabit), a collaboration with a jewellery maker (flockOmania) and a collaboration with three Northwest artists exploring artist-led curation for experimental performance (Accumulations).  She has on-going creative relationships with photographer Christian Kipp, composer James Buchanan, lighting designer Cath Cullinane, jewellery designer Zoe Robertson and with dance artists Natalie Garrett, Caroline Salem and Meghan Flanigan.  In 2012, Amy completed training in Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy with Linda Hartley, an approach to the body that underpins her holistic and enquiring approach to making movement.  Her current research is investigating the process of forming, returning and deepening movement material over an extended period of time.  Amy has an ongoing commitment to developing artist-led initiatives such as the choreographers’ circle in London, Decoda in Coventry and a sunday school in Manchester.  Alongside her studio practice, Amy has worked in higher education since 1999 delivering a range of dance-related subjects within conservatoire and university settings.  She is currently lecturing part-time on the Dance Performance and Teaching degree at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.  With choreographer Ruth Segalis and performer Natasha Gilmore, Amy was a founding member of Rose’s Thoughts Dance Company in London (1996-2003).

Contact Information

Website: http://www.amyvoris.com

Email: doridheavybody@hotmail.com

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