ROUND-UP: Dundee & Tentsmuir

I’ve been basking in the sun a bit today, tired but satisfied. It wasn’t like that out in Tentsmuir yesterday and the day before… we had wild weathers AND went anyway – to meet it all. There’s a silent and deafening presence of the landscape out there, somehow stark and rich at the same time….

WILD PLACES: The Wild Atlantic Way

This year I’m intent on exploring places that I’ve been curious about for a while. I’ve just come back from the West coast of Ireland. It is wild and stark there at this time of year. In terms of animals I saw mostly sheep and birds, and they are hardy – battered by the elements,…

SANCTUARY: Boon Lott and Elephant Nature Park, Thailand January 2018

It’s been quite some time since I’ve visited a sanctuary, but it’s been great to make a return this January whilst travelling Thailand. Sanctuaries were one of the main inspirations for the Kinship work. It’s where I’ve spent most time with other animals in adult life and where I learnt most about freedom, agency, self-determination…

NEW KINSHIP WORKSHOP: Dundee and Tentsmuir Forest April 2018

Kinship is heading to Scotland in April for a special version of the workshop, hosted by Scottish Dance Theatre for Scotland-based practitioners. The workshop will take place both from Scottish Dance Theatre’s home base at the Dundee Rep and out in Tentsmuir Forest just the other side of the Tay, where we’ll encounter some diverse…

NEW KINSHIP WORKSHOP: Dartmoor 21-25 May 2018

I’m excited to announce a new residential Kinship on east Dartmoor in May 2018. The workshop will take place from movement artist Hilary Kneale’s cottage, on the surrounding moors, and indoor work in the local village of Manaton (30 minutes walk from home base). The landscape is breathtaking and full of life. Workshop limited to…

WILD PLACES: Årnes & Flåm, Norway, September 2017 

This September I visited some friends and their beautiful lakeside home near Årnes just north east of Oslo. I’ve never seen the fjords so then took a few days to explore the incredible landscape around the fjord village of Flåm in the south west of Norway, which sits at the end of Aurlandsfjord, a branch…

Dartmoor Extended Workshop Pilot

This September a successful extended version of Kinship took place on Dartmoor. Six of us took to the moors to try out the frameworks that have mostly been practiced in the studio. Previously Kinship took place over a one- or two-day workshop but it had always been felt too short and needed more time to…

WILD PLACES: Dalarna, Sweden, June 2017

This June I went to Sweden. After spending some time on the Stockholm archipelago I travelled with my friend Petra up to her family cabin in the North of the region of Dalarna in Sweden. We drove from Stockholm and as the landscape changed, with it the plant and wildlife too. Moose, reindeer, arctic fox……

WILD PLACES: Tentsmuir Forest, March 2016

Just over the river from Dundee where I was living and working in 2015/16, is Tentsmuir Forest just next to Tayport town. The National Nature Reserve at the tip of Fife, includes some diverse landscapes from the ever changing sandy beaches to the dense pine forest covered with lashings of lichen and moss. Inhabitants include…