Lois Taylor

Lois has pursued her desire to share and engage with others through dance, in a variety of professional contexts.  After training in dance at the Hammond school and Laban Centre she spent 6 years as a performer and workshop facilitator for Ludus Dance Company and Footloose Dance company who both brought dance to new and marginalised communities.

Inspired by this work and the desire to find her own artistic choreographic voice, she co-founded Attik Dance in 1990.  Originally based in Cornwall the company developed performance and workshop programmes for local rural audiences and national touring.  Attik became a regularly funded client of The Arts Council of England and Plymouth City council and a registered charity. 

As artistic director of this company for 19 years, Lois developed their reputation by delivering high quality performance and education that led the way in building bridges between the arts and other sectors of education, health and social development. The company also hosted many dancers on vocational training opportunities. 

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Sarah Fairhall

Having attained a BA (Hons) Dance Theatre from the Laban Centre, London in 2002 Sarah worked with La Mi La dance company in Italy and England from 2001-03 and co-founded C-Scape dance company in 2003, touring 'Blonde' in 2005 and performing in several shows, including 'Road To The Beach' and 'Landings'.

A dance performer and teacher of all ages, Sarah is especially interested in improvisational somatic practices such as authentic movement, Skinner Releasing and Butoh.

She is especially driven by nature, meditation and honest response through body-mindfulness. 

Sarah’s interests include cold water/wild swimming, yoga, and a passion for intuitive horsemanship. She is a competent singer with the Eden choir and Lazybirds trio.

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Gemma Kempthorne

Gemma is a Freelance Artist, Associate Lecturer at Falmouth University and Yoga teacher based in North East Cornwall.

She has worked as a performer and choreographer for Rogue Theatre, Cscape, Dance Republic 2 and Salt Festival, amongst others.

Her primary focus over the past 5 years has been the development of RoseHip Barn, a venue designed to increase cultural activity in her local area.

In addition to managing RoseHip Barn and her dance practice Gemma also paints and is developing her profile as a visual artist with a second exhibition of her work scheduled for Autumn 2015.

She enjoys contrasts from the silly to the sublime and is interested in spatial composition be that of choreography, painting or architecture. She enjoys the colourful diversity of her work and views the project Physical Postcards as an excellent opportunity to explore this experience collaboratively through the creative process whilst strengthening her connection with the local community and fellow artists working in North and East Cornwall.

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