About the artists: Jennifer Mascall
Mascall’s 35 years of experience in dance, performance, improvisation and research provide a huge range of information to those who study with her. Influential teachers have been Linda Putnam, Judith Koltai, Amelia Itcush, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen,Steve Paxton, Paula Ross,Douglas Dunn,Selma Odom & Merce Cunningham. Her performance career began as an improviser and rapidly received international attention. Originally co-artistic director of Edam and now artistic director of MascallDance. Mascall is responsible for an extensive and seminal body of choreographic work.
A central strand of Jennifer Mascall’s 35 year artistic research is the development of a training pedagogy for dance performers, influenced by the work of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. As a choreographer, certified BMC® practitioner and yoga instructor, Mascall teaches grounded, in-depth studies in improvisation, anatomy and performance. The student’s movement practice is developed from a somatic base and supported by a syllabus in improvisational skills.