Since last time I wrote, I have finished my Psychology dissertation on Creativity. It may interest you to know that (although not conclusive) my results seemed to suggest that the experience of creativity for creative artists and performers is different to that of other professions. I have now finished my degree in Psychology with 1st Class Honours and look forward to my graduation in October. I have already been invited to present and talk about this research with the undergraduate psychology students at Abertay University, Dundee later in the year.
I also ended the ‘academic year’ in July/August by teaching 3 weeks of summer dance camps for ages 5-11 with Step it Up Dance. We learned dance choreography and break dance moves, created dances in groups, played dance and movement games and challenges, made graffiti t-shirts and did other art and crafty things! By Friday each group performed our dances for parents.
This summer I am working on a creating a new somatic movement education programme with Moving Forth, informed by the Laban/Bartenieff movement system. It’s still early in development, but we are intending it to be an 8 layer/module programme approved by ISMETA and starting in June 2018. We will be running introductory weekends later this year and early next year, so watch this space!
Finally, I will be taking a break in September and October to go travelling in Peru, something I have wanted to do since I was a child. So, see you when I get back!