Kathy Crick

Improvisation, Contact Improvisation, Choreography and Performance

Dance

Tel: +44 (0)20 8691 8600

Email: k.crick@trinitylaban.ac.uk

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Biography

Kathy teaches Contact Improvisation, Choreography and Performance as a faculty member at Trinity Laban. She has been developing and sharing her practice through creative collaboration, performance and teaching for over 25 years. Her interest is in improvisation as an integrated technical, compositional and performance practice. 

Qualifications / Educational Background

She studied Theatre at Dartington College of Arts in the 80s, where she first encountered Release Dance with Mary Fulkerson and Contact Improvisation with Steve Paxton and Mary Prestidge. As a performer, Kathy has worked with Steve Paxton, Laurie Booth, Yolande Snaith and Motionhouse Dance Theatre, Michael Mayhew, Jia-Yu Corti and Florence Peake. Her practice is also informed by studies in education, psychology, shiatsu, and an MA in Dance and Somatic Well Being.

 

Creative Output

Kathy's previous work includes: performing with Motionhouse Dance Theatre, Jai- Yu Corti and Florence Peake; collaborations with choreographer Yolande Snaith and theatre directors Richard Gregory and Tim Wheeler; research and performance-making with choreographer/composer Sarah Goldfarb; site-specific work with composer Charles Hayward; improvised music and dance with composer Paul Bartholemew; and Live Art with Michael Mayhew. Kathy is a member of SoFt, a collective of artists with a mutual curiosity for exploring ensemble performance, CI, and improvised music.