AIM Artist: Simone Kenyon

Simone Kenyon is an Arts in Moray (AIM) artist in residence, supported by Dance North

Simone is an artist, choreographer and Feldenkrais practitioner. For the past 20 years she has worked across theatre, performance and dance that embraces the complex interrelationships of movement, people and place.

Her approach and practice works with ideas of expanded choreographies; encompassing dance, ecology, cultural geographies and walking arts to create events for both urban and rural contexts. Working with modes of attention, embodied knowledge and somatic sensitivity to frame audience experiences, is a key aspect within this multi lensed approach to performance making and encounters.

Her recent project Into the Mountain explored over six years the physical, cultural, social and more-than-human entanglements to mountainous environments. With a year- long programme of curated events, workshops and culminating in a site related performance experience within the Cairngorms Mountains in Northeast Scotland.

“I am really delighted to be part of the AIM residency with Dance North and look forward to spending time in Moray working with people, the place and specific habitats of the area. This residency will offer me the opportunity to expand my practices of working with people and our more than- human inter relationships and how dance/movement can communicate these relationships. The ethos of AIM residencies resonates with my working practices and I will work to embody and enjoy exploring the connections this residency will offer both in the immediate and future developments of my work.”

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