Glenna Batson, ScD, PT, MA
Movement Muse and Somatic Educator
For nearly five decades, Glenna has sourced from multiple disciplines as catalysts for teaching, research, and artistic growth. An independent researcher and teacher, Glenna seeks a trans-disciplinary approach to dance, human movement studies and somatic education. At 72 years young, she remains inspired by many inroads to embodiment – contemplative to expressive, artistic to scientific – sourcing from the body’s infinite knowledge in navigating today’s challenges.
Check out Glenna’s Human Origami Movement Jams
Susan Sentler, BA, MACP
Dance and Multimedia Artist
Susan has honed her own brand of cross-disciplinarity, as dance- and multimedia artist, choreographer/teacher/researcher/performer. She qualifies as a Senior Lecturer in dance and has taught globally in many venues throughout her career. Formerly faculty for 18 years at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, Susan taught at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore until fall 2020.
Currently working as an independent artist Susan collaborates with Glenna in Human Origami, bringing her own vision to the evolution and expansion of this work. With her keen interest lies in the image and its’ somatic relationship, Susan’s creative work focuses on the orchestration of the body, objects, sound, moving and still image. Her films and installation work have been exhibited in the UK, the US, Europe and Asia. She has collaborated with Glenna on various avenues of imagery and improvisation since 2013. Examples of her multi-media choreography can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/43814817
Check out the Susan’s current multimedia origami creations under Projects/Nested Habitats.
Jude Casseday (sound artist/musician) is deeply in love with the musicality of the vibrational world in which we live. When she was 8 years old, she asked for a tape recorder to capture sounds and conversations. She promptly broke the tape recorder, but now, over 50 years later, she has reunited with her 8 year old’s impulse to celebrate all sound as music through recorded samples and in the wonderful sonic playground known as Ableton Live.
Jude produces original sound pieces and music for dance, film, art events and yoga/movement classes and workshops. Her band iBoD (the idiosyncratic beats of dejacusse) creates Nested Soundscapes in various acoustic spaces. In addition, Jude provides original music and accompaniment for teaching artist and dancer, Jody Cassell’s educational movement classes. These classes are presented in public schools and museums through the sponsorship of the American Dance Festival and Durham Arts Council.
Jude has created numerous improvisational compositions for the Human Origami Movement Jams. Check out Jude’s 2018 album, Audioorigami – Meditations on the Fold
For more info on Jude’s projects on her blog.
More examples of her sound work can be found at https://soundcloud.com/dejacusse/tracks