About the class:
Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) is a dance technique that is characterised by its use of imagery, tactile studies and embodied dancing. It differs from other dance techniques in that it fuses improvisational approaches, image and alignment without the use of set steps. In SRT we are unravelling layers of holding and letting go of preconceptions of who we are in our dancing, and in our very selves, and perhaps therefore in our approach to our creativity.
Everyone is welcome.
This class with be accompanied by live musicians from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Musicians: Alex Collett-Sinfield (Technology/Sax), Michelle Amezcua (French Horn), Jack Mouradian (Oboe) & Lucy Samuels (Cello)
Polly Hudson is a certified teacher of Skinner Releasing Technique, the principles of which underpin her approach to teaching, making art and daily activities. Her PhD was the first in dance by publication in the UK, and it considered Skinner Releasing Technique in relationship to creativity in dance performance making.
Polly’s work focuses on the process within artistic practice, ethical embodied approaches to teaching and interaction, Skinner Releasing Technique, and eco-somatics. As a gardener, she is curious about at what point a practice or an activity becomes art. She has made performance and screendance works that have been shown in the UK and internationally to critical acclaim over a twenty-five-year period.
Polly was previously Course Director for Dance at Coventry University and is currently Head of Movement at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where she leads on and teaches movement provision for actors and supervises MA and PhD students.