Emilyn Claid, Dr., Gestalt psychotherapist UKCP, Professor of Choreography at Falmouth University.

Emilyn is Professor of Choreography at Falmouth University and a Gestalt/existential psychotherapist. Her career stretches back to the 1970s when she was co founder of X6 Dance Space in London and editor of New Dance Magazine. She was artistic director of Extemporary Dance Theatre in the 1980s; then worked with Phoenix Dance Company and Candoco Dance Company in the 1990s while performing and producing her own shows such as Virginia Minx at Play (1992). In 1997 Emilyn was awarded a PhD and now works between academic and professional contexts as a writer, lecturer, therapist, choreographer and director. In 2006 she published a book, Yes? No! Maybe… Seductive Ambiguity in Dance Theatre Performance (Routledge). Recent choreographic commissions took place in Singapore and Beirut. She has acted as external consultant for courses at Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, University of Auckland and La Salle in Singapore. She has recently published an article ‘Rise & Decline’ in Theatre, Dance & Performance Training Vol.3 issue 3 (Routledge 2012) and is currently co-editor for a forthcoming issue of Performance Research 18 Vol.4 ‘On Falling’.

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