In Touch

Dolores Dewhurst-Marks

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Dolores Dewhurst-Marks is a dancer, traveller and teacher of Contact Improvisation and Somatics. She first discovered Contact Improvisation whilst studying Contemporary Dance and Choreography at Roehampton University, London. 

In 2015 she began facilitating CI workshops whilst travelling through Thailand, Philippines, India. Spending many months a year next to the ocean, curiosity expanded her movement practices into the water, sharing workshops combining dance in water and on land.

She is currently studying the Somatic Movement Educator programme with the School for Body Mind Centering and continues to travel, sharing her discoveries throughout Asia and Europe, while co-organising the first Contact Improvisation and Ecstatic Arts Festival on Koh Phangan, Thailand in 2018.

“CI is a unique dance form and tool I use to support myself in the world; each dance is a insight into my state of mind and my bodies’ mind. With CI and BMC practices I am cultivating a deeper awareness of my body’s consciousness. Though the perception of touch, the practice of listening to sensory feedback from interaction and play with others we can better know ourselves. This research gives space for the imagination to freely flow in movement, celebrating expression and physics of the body’s wisdom, and thriving in the present being.”

“Dancing in water opens channels into a fluid consciousness. Letting go of the action and doing that so controls us and surrendering to simply being in peaceful comprehension. When we attune to the liquid element; we inhibit our evolutionary lineage. Physical and emotional tensions are reduced, space opens within us, liquid moves through joints, organs, bones. Life flows through us freely as we spiral and dance with the organic rhythm of the waters currents.”