Audicia Lynne Morley
Audicia's parents and grandparents were involved professionally in theatre and dance and these creative roots have greatly influenced and directed her inner passion for movement, leading her on a continuous journey of study, travelling, teaching and performing.
Movement studies include:
Somatic studies include:
On returning to the UK she was invited to perform at the Edinburgh Festival and since then has been resident in Scotland.
She has worked for many Performance, Dance and Theatre companies as performer and choreographer including The Rosemary Butcher Dance Company and in the early-nineties she formed her own ensemble (State Theta - Collaborative Arts Performance Company) performing and teaching throughout the UK.
In 1996 she began Somatic Movement Studies at the Fellside Alexander School, Cumbria under the pioneering directorship of Don Burton and subsequently travelled to the US to study Body Mind Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.
In 1999 Audicia began studying with Anna Halprin and the Tamalpa Institute California and was invited onto the graduate board of directors between 2003 and 2009. She completed the leadership programme in the Tamalpa Life Art Process, a movement based expressive arts program.
After three years of renovation State Theta Galleries opened its doors to the public and, as Artistic Director of the project, Audicia teaches weekly classes in Pilates, Yoga, T'ai-Chi Chuan and Chi Gung.
Audicia continues to vision into the potential of creative resources that can be offered and developed at the Galleries and each year takes on a different strand and emphasis, developing relationships with both local and international artists and endeavours.
In 2010 Audicia participated in the First Planetary Dance facilitators workshop with Anna Halprin in California. In 2011 she was official documenter for the 2nd facilitators workshop and main ceremony in California. Audicia is currently the only trained facilitator of the Planetary Dance in the UK and has presented at major conferences, community and public events and ceremony teachings.
Audicia works closely with dancers in California under the mentorship of Anna Halprin and researches her own creative work.
In the summer of 2011 she co-directed and produced City Dance Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Taira Restar(USA). The production was based on Anna Halprin's City Dance 1977. Audicia continues in her creative collaborative partnership with Taira as they plan to develop the project for 2012 .
In 2011 Audicia was invited to take the place of Assistant Director for the new Tamalpa UK branch opening in Folkestone's creative quarter in April 2012 . Audicia will also be on core faculty for the Institute.
She has been sponsored by the Scottish Arts Council to produce performance works and study.
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