We work with fabulous artists to explore,
experiment and collaborate.
We share our dance practice and its positive physical, emotional and social benefits, targeting those with less access to mainstream dance, in particular in rural areas.
We work with a wide range of partnerships to generate connected, creative activity, shared outcomes and celebrations.
Founded in 2017, Dance Centred is a CIC.
Lois Taylor - Artistic Director
Performer, Choreographer, Teacher / Facilitator and Creative Producer.
Lois is an improviser and deeply creative facilitator who through dance, explores the potential of ideas with others. The work is often embedded in a non-theatre contexts. She takes risks and is ambitious for the potential of dance to be transformative for herself, the individuals and communities involved.
Her work is described as “Building a bridge for people with your approach to the arts together with your love of life and sense of humour.”
Current work includes:
Dancer / Creative producer - Physical Postcards and Midsummer Dance Festival.
Founder / Teacher - Flying Monkeys creative dance for children, Let’s Dance for adults.
Lois is an established mentor to emerging and mid - career dance artists and contributes to the strategic development of dance in Cornwall and the SouthWest.
Recent work includes:
Dancer / Choreographer:
Trans - Form a collaboration for dance, film and music in response to the work of artist Trevor Bell, conceived and curated by Joseph Clarke (Anima - Mundi Gallery) in partnership with Peninsula Arts and The Box, Plymouth.
Deep Space a collaboration between live music dance, film and design in partnership with Mayes Creative and art/science initiative Dark Skies Bright Stars.
Home - dance/film project in care homes
R & D artist: For Rosemary Lee Passage to Par.
Lecturer in dance at Falmouth and Plymouth Universities.
Coordinator: Breathe events in partnership with PDSW - inset opportunities for Health and Well Being dance practice.
Founder and director: The Vital Spark community arts project.
Her career as a dancer began with Ludus Dance Company and Footloose Dance Company before founding and performing with Attik Dance.
As artistic director and choreographer for 19 years she presented performance work nationally and internationally to theatre, outdoor locations and rural touring networks. Collaborating with artistic, funding and business partners, to establish Attik Dance as a key organisation for dance in the southwest of England.
Sarah Fairhall - Associate Artist
Since graduating from Laban in 2002 Sarah has been living and working as a dancer in Cornwall. Improvisation forms the main part of her creative practice. She is a fulfilled dancer when engaging in creative process and exploring ideas and is especially driven by nature, meditation and honest response through bodymindfulness.
Sarah is a teacher of all ages and abilities.
Recent performance work includes CScape, Eden Project, Wildworks and Passage to Par, choreographed by Rosemary Lee and curated by CAST. She collaborated with Lois Taylor and composer Jamie Mills in Trans - Form - an improvised response to the work of artist Trevor Bell and is dancer and co Creative Producer for Physical Postcards. Her other passion is horses.
Sam Lawrence - Associate Artist
Having recently moved to Cornwall from Yorkshire, Sam is a freelance Dance Artist with many years experience of delivering participatory dance opportunities in a variety of community and education settings, and making new dance work, often in collaboration with other art forms.
Recent choreographic projects include: The Moon is Full Tonight, a collaboration with Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival. Sam is a lead artist with Flying Monkeys.