Beatrice Jarvis ( 1987) is an creative facilitator, choreographer and researcher, and founder of the Urban Research Forum and The Living Collective. She is currently a full time lecturer in Dance at Kingston University, London. She holds a practice based PhD from The University of Ulster and the University of Kingston exploring dance as medium to explore spatial and social conflict. As a dance artist, she works in Romania, Berlin, Germany and Northern Ireland to generate large-scale and site specific choreographic works to explore the social power and potential of embodied movement practices. Her practice merges essential dance techniques of somatic practice in a sociological framework of critical perspectives, cultivating a unique stance point to practice based research and the role of the body as archive and conduit in society.
Her socio-choreographic research has been profiled within Pina Bausch Symposium, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, dOCUMENTA (13), The National School of Art Bucharest, Galway Dance Festival, Goldsmiths CUCR Tate, and the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2013. Her commissions include Steven Lawrence Center, Schiume Festival (Venice) and EGFK Berlin. Her most recent commission has been to make a solo work for the Hold Everything Dear: Performance, Politics and John Berger Symposium at The Bathway Theatre, Woolwich, London. Her current performance research explores Deep Ecology and Ecosomatic practice through screen dance in rural Ireland and was exhibited and presented at the Conference of Irish Geographers 2018.
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