Skinner Releasing Network connects the vibrant international community of teachers of Skinner Releasing Technique – a highly accessible but radical and transformative approach to dance, movement and creative process.
All SRN Members
Member Location Julia Adzuki Sweden Gaby Agis United Kingdom Sophie Alder United Kingdom Titta Court Finland Alex Crowe United Kingdom Sally E Dean United Kingdom Nathan Dryden United States Eszter Gal Hungary Ruth Gibson United Kingdom Polly Hudson United Kingdom Laurel Jenkins United Kingdom Lily Kiara Netherlands Lizzy Le Quesne United…
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Email: 2011 United Kingdom email@example.com Language is a key focus for Rosemary; the language of movement, the language of words and British Sign Language(BSL). Rosemary discovered a passion for SRT in 2004 during her Dance degree (BA Dance Performance) at Middlesex University. Since then she went on to train…
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Websites: Email: 1993 United States http://flybynightdance.org/ firstname.lastname@example.org Julie began studying SRT with Joan Skinner, Robert Davidson and Kris Wheeler at the University of Washington in the 1980’s and continued her studies after moving to New York City and eventually became certified in 1993.
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Websites: Email: 2001 United Kingdom http://www.maryclaremckenna.com/ email@example.com Since certifying as a Skinner Releasing Technique teacher in 2001 I have taught widely in artistic communities in the UK, USA & Europe. This teaching has extended to colleges and universities.
Contemporary dance artist and soloist ballerina in “Istanbul State Opera and Ballet” with 30 years of stage and site-specific…
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Websites: Email: 2004 – Introductory 2011 – Ongoing Netherlands http://www.bettinaneuhaus.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org Education Bettina Neuhaus is a dance artist, teacher and mentor based in Amsterdam. She is a certified SRT teacher at both Introductory (2004) and Ongoing (2011) levels. She studied dance at the Theatre School Amsterdam and holds an…
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Websites: Email: 1993 United States http://www.stephanieskura.com/ email@example.com Stephanie Skura, a ‘radical & perpetual innovator’ & Bessie award-winner, is a choreographer, director, performer, teacher & writer. Called “reliably irreverent,” she has toured professionally for over three decades in 14 countries & 32 states
I am a dancer, performance artist, circus performer(aerialist), gong bath practitioner and former underwater archaeologist.
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Websites: Email: 2004 Canada http://www.mamadances.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org Eryn Dace Trudell has experience in all aspects of dance creation from the idea to the stage and beyond. Her career includes choreography and commissions from distinguished companies in theatre and opera, interpreting the vision of gifted choreographers and the presentation of her own…
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Websites: Email: 2017 Istanbul – Turkey Instagram: @baharvidinlioglu Facebook: Bahar Vidinlioglu email@example.com Bahar Vidinlioglu , graduated from Ballet Department in Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts (MSUFA). And, she took her M.A degree from Contemporary Dance Department in the same university. During this period, as a creative dancer, she…
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Websites: Email: 2016/17 Turkey firstname.lastname@example.org Olcay is a dancer,performer who had trained in Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance at the Conservatory at Mimar Sinan Fine Art University in İstanbul and joined the State Opera House. She completed MA Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School…
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Websites: Email: Belgium email@example.com Ana Stegnar is dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. Born in Slovenia, she actually lives in Belgium. She studied contemporary dance at the CNDC in Angers, France. After her dance studies she worked in Belgium: she danced first for the company Ultima Vez and later on…
Lizzy Le Quesne
I have been choreographing and performing for over 25 years. I am honoured and inspired to teach SRT – encouraging freedom…
Lily Kiara is a dance artist and singer/songwriter. She has been making performances since 1989…
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Websites: Email: 2004 United Kingdom http://www.florencepeake.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org Florence Peake has taught SRT consistently since she certified in 2004. Florence currently teaches SRT at Surrey University as part of the Dance degree program and has taught SRTon many programs at Middlesex University, Laban, Coventry University, Brunel,
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Email: 2012 United Kingdom email@example.com Sophie Alder is a Leeds based dance artist. Since discovering SRT in 2007 it has become a great influence in her approach to teaching, devising work and life in general and is now an integral part of her practice. She is passionate about making…
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Websites: Email: 2017 Sweden http://www.juliaadzuki.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org Working with acoustic and poetic resonance through movement, words and instruments. In collaborations explorations of the sensuous entanglement of bodies and environments as vibrational beings where experiential meets the imaginal – the magical. Julia Adzuki is a certified teacher of the Skinner Releasing introductory pedagogy and has an…
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Websites: Email: 1993 United Kingdom http://www.gabyagis.com/ email@example.com Now living in both London UK and Montreal Canada I have been teaching SRT over twenty years. I have taught both Introductory and Ongoing SRT classes worldwide. Since 2010 I have been involved in teaching on SRT Teacher’s Training Programmes both at…
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Websites: Email: 2011 Finland http://tittacourt.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org Titta Court is a north Finland –based dance artist who has been working as a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher since 1991. Site, situation and audience, collaboration and improvisation are key to her work.
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Websites: Email: 1994/1998 Melbourne email@example.com Wendy Smith was first introduced to SRT when studying toward a postgraduate diploma in Dance in Melbourne, Australia. After graduating, she began the first of what became many trips to Seattle to work with Joan Skinner.Wendy undertook teacher training with Joan in 1994 and…
Sally E Dean
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Websites: Email: 2004 United Kingdom http://www.sallyedean.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org Sally E. Dean (UK/USA) has been an interdisciplinary performer, performance maker and teacher over 15 years – in university, professional and community settings across Europe, Asia and the USA.
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Websites: Email: 1997 Hungary http://www.kontaktbudapest.hu/ email@example.com I am a dancer, teacher, dance-maker, currently working at the University of Theater and Film Arts. I am the artistic coach of the program called “Research into the Unknown” curated and organized by the Hungarian Workshop Foundation.
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Websites: Email: 2011 United Kingdom http://www.gibsonmartelli.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org I studied with Joan Skinner on her visits to the UK & with Gaby Agis for over twenty years. I have taught SRT at Critical Path in Sydney and at Siobhan Davies Dance. From 2010 – 2013 my research project Capturing Stillness:
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Websites: Email: 2011 United Kingdom http://www.pollyhudson.com/index.html email@example.com Polly Hudson is a dancer, artist and teacher who makes performance and film work. She studied at London Contemporary Dance School in the late 1980s, dancing with their fourth-year company whilst still in her third year of training, and graduating with a distinction…
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Websites: Email: 2004 United States http://www.laureljenkins.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org Laurel Jenkins is a Los Angeles based choreographer and dancer. She joined the Trisha Brown Dance Company in 2007 and continues to perform with the company. Jenkins re-staged Brown’s repertory for Le Mouvement: Performing the City/Biel Bienne,
Intro / Ongoing SRT Certificate: Location: Email: 2006 United Kingdom email@example.com Alex Crowe is a performer and performance maker working mainly in movement-based theatre. Significant devised work includes Dark Passing (2007), The Horizons of Flight (2009), Stone Paper Paradise (2013), It was like this (2014) and Varieties of Solitude (2015).
The nature of the Releasing process is change.
Teachers have found that the Technique can answer unique training needs. The dancer can discover an awareness that the creative and technical are no longer separate
Joan clearly distinguishes Skinner Releasing Technique from released- based work and relaxation techniques. Its intention is different. Releasing is an ongoing, continual process; never fixed or released. It aims, not to relax the body, rather to prepare the body to be available to any image or creative idea – releasing imagination
Not only is SRT unusual in that the technical and creative are fused as one but its pedagogy also provides a means by which performance artistry is nurtured.
As with other techniques it develops increased strength, flexibility, and freedom of movement but it does not use repetition of a specific movement (exercise) to do this. In fact there is no need to try and push the body beyond its limits, no adherence to a principle of overload as a necessary tool. The belief is in precisely the opposite – You can’t make a leaf grow by stretching it.