My name is Rosalind, I am a Dance Artist and Choreographer. I create performances, immersive installations and visual art that investigate intimate experiences and ancestral connections between people and the environment. I am interested in the growth and movement patterns of other animals, organisms and life forms and what its like to embody biological patterns including other than human spaces and times. My work involves touch and sensual-attentional training practices, informed by my engagement with Contact Improvisation and Somatic practices including Body-Mind Centering, Authentic Movement and dance outdoors, on land and in water.
I completed a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at DeMontfort University, a BA(hons) degree in Fine Art & Choreography at Dartington College of Arts and Falmouth University and a Masters Degree in Dance at Trinity Laban. I am currently a PhD Techne scholarship student in Dance at Kingston University where I am investigating touch as an encounter with Otherness. My project builds on the language of touch used in Contact Improvisation, exploring the depth, tone and density of contact with human and non-human matter.
My work often involves grappling with raw materials such as soil, slate, water and wood that have inspired me to make site responsive performances in different countries and places, including Wales, Australia and India. I have performed also for site-specific companies such as Seven Sisters, Kate Lawrence vertical dance and Artists such as Emma Smith, Frances Disley and Melanie Bonajo. Over the past few years I have been working more often in Berlin, where I have been re-situating my work in galleries, theatres and more urban contexts, supported by venues including Ackerstadt Palast, GlogauAIR and my involvement with the WandelWesen and KoaArt performance collectives.
I have taught at international dance festivals such as Freiburg CI festival and Touch&Play and through my work for Dance organisations such as Cheshire Dance I have developed an inclusive approach in working with diverse groups including children, older and disabled people. I have taught contemporary dance technique, contact improvisation, choreography, performance and somatic practices at a number of UK universities. I am also a 500hr registered Yoga Teacher and teacher of the Shaw Method, a Swimming technique that integrates the Alexander technique.