Lisa offers a class which integrates aspects of somatic work, improvisation and more formal contemporary techniques. In these classes she will be playing with: centering techniques and weight transfer; working into and out of the ground; posture and alignment; reach and moving off-balance; fluidity and the tonal body; and articulating the dynamic relationship between movement and time through accent and phrasing.
Lisa May Thomas is a contemporary dance artist who has worked with dance for screen and whose award-winning film work has been presented globally and broadcast for BBC and Channel 4. With a University of Bristol arts scholarship and funding from the Leverhulme Trust, she is undertaking her PhD studies across the disciplines of performance and computer science. Her practice-as-research takes a dance-somatic approach to investigations into how digital technologies mediate interactions between human and nonhuman bodies, and ways in which digital tools can be used in participatory performance practices. Current projects include Figuring: Exploring Bodies, Materiality and Touch, supported by Arts Council England (2018). Lisa has a broad-range of teaching expertise which includes lecturing in higher education across the UK, working with inclusive dance groups and with communities of elders.