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Julia Melnik


 Julia Melnik (Lithuania) – Master of Science in Education with 13 years experience in dance pedagogy (from hip-hop dance to Argentine tango, from improvisation to sacred dances of the dervishes), teacher of Samara Yoga, instructor of Choreographic Samadeva and constellator by method of Idris Lahore. Since 2006 she has been developing and teaching contact improvisation (IC) in Baltic and in many other countries (including various CI festivals, educational and artistic institutions, projects on social integration of visually impaired, conferences, etc.).
Her movement research is inspired a lot by her studies with Idris Lahore, Steve Paxton, Daniel Lepkoff, Nancy Stark Smith, Julyen Hamilton, as well as other improvisers, musicians, meditation, bodywork, euphonic touch, dance therapy, Gurdjieff dances, Lou Yong Tao Tö Qi, researches in contemporary education, psychology, philosophy, physics and other science.