AUTHORS: Helen Poynor
Photo: Annie Pfingst
Helen Poynor is a movement teacher, director and performer. She specialises in movement in natural environments, site-specific, autobiographical and improvisatory performance, and cross art-form collaborations with installation, film, text and the visual arts. She runs the Walk of Life Workshop and Training Programme in Non-stylised and Environmental Movement in West Dorset/East Devon, UK.
Helen’s early intensive training with Anna Halprin at the San Francisco Dancers’ Workshop/Tamalpa and Suprapto Suryodarmo from Java served as the foundation for her innovative approach to non-stylised movement and creative/performance practice. She is recognised by Suprapto as a teacher and is a guest associate teacher for Tamalpa UK.
For many years a Visiting Professor of Performance at Coventry University Helen is a mentor for established and emerging dancers and performers. She is a Registered Dance Movement Therapist (ADMP) and a Somatic Movement Therapist (ISMETA) working with individuals in private practice.