Lizzy Le Quesne is a contemporary dance artist and teacher. Trained in ballet, fine art, contemporary dance and somatic practices, Lizzy works in mixed-media performance and writing. Her practice is rooted in spatial awareness and embodied freedom. Lizzy makes solo, duet and group dance works for public and private spaces, working primarily with qualities of energy and site, to explore possibilities of arrival and agency. Her award-winning work has been shown in galleries, theatres and specific sites across Europe and beyond. She performs with several contemporary artists in a range of dance, installation and film works. A c
ertified and passionate teacher of Skinner Releasing Technique, Lizzy teaches professional dancers, visual artists, therapists, in dance conservatoires and universities, and in the wider community – across the UK and internationally.
Lizzy was based for many years in Prague, Czech Republic as guest teacher and British Council artist in residence at the Academy of Arts. She is currently based in London, teaches at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Movement and Dance, Independent Dance, and has a weekly open class at Goldsmiths College open to dancers, artists, therapists and non dancers. Recent performance works have been presented in galleries and festivals including TAP Southend, Wilkinson Gallery London, Summer Dancing Coventry, What Now. She has performed recently with Dog Kennel Hill Project, Carolyn Roy, Stefan Jovanovic, Florence Peake, Rosemary Lee, Michael Klien, Tino Sehgal. Lizzy writes about dance, freedom and somatics in magazines and academic journals. The latest article “Learning to Dance in the 21st Century: Skinner Releasing Technique in a New Materialist Frame” is published in the current issue of The Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices. She has authored chapters in dance books ‘Attending to Movement: Somatics in a Wider Field” (Triarchy Press 2015) and in the upcoming first book on Skinner Releasing Technique (Triarchy Press 2018).
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