Susanne Bentley

Contemporary dancer, improvisor, teacher, choreographer & coach

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Being & doing @ Isadora Festival

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Pictures from “Being” – improvised solo performance.

And… floor work & performance improvisation master classes. Thanks to Ludmila Glukhova for the photos!

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Isadora Festival

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So excited to be performing (and teaching) in Isadora Festival, Krasnoyarsk (Russia)!

May News

Being

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This spring is all about being, in the present moment!

Present Performing workshop @ Isadora Festival (Krasnoyarsk, Russia/Russie) – 17-20 May 2016

Being – performance @ Isadora Festival (Krasnoyarsk, Russia), 21 May

:present participle of verb “be” (am, are, was, were); noun – a living organism

This instantly composed solo is based on the rollercoaster of emotions, questions & reflections on life Susanne experienced recently, after close encounters with death.  What is left after so much loss? What is gained? How is life coloured indelibly by this experience?
Movement, sound & text are combined in the present moment to create this fleeting, unrepeatable performance, as the present is all we really have.
Live. Love. Life.

“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” – Allen Saunders

ImPulsTanz workshops registration open!
I am teaching 2 workshops this year from 18-22 July – Play Space (beginners) + Being & Doing Sexy (advanced)
Now is the time to register!

The Grave is Yawning 3-12 March (Brussels)

The Grave First Picture

 

The last round of creation begins!

Pole Fusion 2015

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Brilliant, super ambitious, professional festival that I’m proud to be part of.

Love to my showgirls for their super hard efforts helping me choreograph with one arm, not being able to do the things myself.

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Neuroplasticity & dance

Check out this article for more convincing about why dance is good for you! Not that you needed it! 😉

http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/01/22/what-educators-and-parents-should-know-about-neuroplasticity-learning-and-dance/#more-20096

Dancing is officially good for you!

An Oxford University study released in October states that exertive synchronising with others (like dancing) release opioids, endorphins & endocannabinoids – in a nutshell, a natural high. :) It also raises your pain threshold and encourages social bonding. All the more reason to move my friends! … although we didn’t really need any did we 😉

Pole Fusion Festival in December!

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Pole Fusion Competition

 

Sarahcademy dancers, choreographers (yours truly) & international pole artists & competitors are now gearing up for the 2nd edition of the Pole Fusion Festival, 12-15 December 2015. Please join us!

The Grave is Yawning

SoloConversations Dance Collective starts up again soon working on The Grave is Yawning, for our premiere in March 2016 @ Théâtre de la Vie (Brussels). Here are a few images from the studio…

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obligation to myself

Snoopy happy feet…and my head, arms, torso, heart & soul! How about you?