Glenna Batson, ScD, PT, MA
Movement Muse and Somatic Educator
For 38 years, Glenna has sourced from multiple disciplines as catalysts for teaching, research, and artistic growth. An independent researcher and teacher, Glenna seeks to cross disciplines to understand bridge dance, human movement studies and somatic education. At 68 years young, she remains inspired by many inroads to embodied knowledge – contemplative to expressive, artistic to scientific – as solutions to many of today’s challenges.
Susan Sentler, BA, MACP
Dance and Multimedia Artist
Susan has honed her own brand of cross-disciplinarity, as dance 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 now teaches at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. 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
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.
For more info on Jude’s projects visit https://dejacusse.wordpress.com
More examples of her sound work can be found at https://soundcloud.com/dejacusse/tracks