Yoga + Dance to move hearts + bones
Dr. Jess Macpherson is an embodied movement practitioner, artist and teacher. She is a maker whose work teeters on the borders of dance, physical theatre and live art.
Jess has facilitated, taught and guided people aged 3-70 in a range of creative and embodied practices including Chroeography, Contemporary Dance, Devising and Yoga. She believes in the fundamental truth that we all experience and interact with the world through our bodies. By connecting our minds to embodied movement, creative play and meditation we can start to make movements towards a peaceful exisitence.
She is a visiting lecturer at Bath Spa University and has taught in community groups, schools, nurseries, gyms and art centres across London, Bristol and Wiltshire. Jess feels that movement practices should be available and accessible to everyone.
Jess’ practice is often preoccupied with issues around feminism and social justice. She spends time examining female identities and notions of femininity. Her work asks how can we move and create movements towards a multiplicity of ways to be female? How can performance practice be used as a tool to create discussions around gender equality?
Jess is based in Salisbury, Wilts. She has received mentoring and support from Arts Council England, Bath Dance, Live Art Development Agency, The Bristol Biennial and Salisbury Art Centre.
Jess holds a PhD from Bath Spa University and has previously gained an MA from Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance and graduated from Dartington College of Arts with a 1st class BA (Hons) in Choreography.