Monday Moot: Susan Sentler
Learning to see…body, place, memory, image
In this talk, Susan Sentler, a dance artist and choreographer, will engage in an open dialogue on her practice and its evolution through her MA studies (MACP, professional practice pathway) at Trinity Laban, in partnership with Independent Dance, which she completed in 2013. During this journey, three main works evolved – all using video, and all focusing on the body, duality and identity of place, memory, and image. Susan will speak to each work, revealing a specificity of self-inquiry in each and examining the underpinning threads that weave within all three and into her practice as a whole. She will discuss the theoretical, artistic, and collaborative companions that allowed each project to open to a richer discourse.
Date: 30 November 2015, Monday
About Susan Sentler
Susan Sentler is a Dance Artist, working as choreographer, teacher, researcher, director, and performer. She served as a Senior Lecturer at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance for 18 years and has taught globally in the field of dance for over 30 years. Susan’s practice is eclectic, with a distinct focus on site specific/gallery contexts. She has an ongoing collaboration with Dr. Glenna Batson on varied avenues of imagery research. This interest in somatic practices and imagery underpins her pedagogic and overall artistic vision. As performer she danced with the Martha Graham Ensemble, and in recent years has performed in works of Tino Sehgal, Jerome Bel (with the Candoco Dance Company), and Xavier le Roy. She creates durational installations, using the body, objects, sound, moving and still image. Her films and installation work have been exhibited in the UK, USA, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, and for the online symposium Waterwheel 2014. In 2013 Susan earned a Masters in Creative Practice, professional practice pathway, awarded by Trinity Laban in collaboration with Independent Dance in London/UK. Currently she is a Lecturer of Dance at Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore.
About the Monday Moot
MOOT: From the Old English term for an assembly or gathering for debate, because, well, it’s alliterative and might remind you of Tolkien. Held every other Monday at the Independent Archive, this platform of discussion is open to talks, workshops, discussions, forums, and other ways of sharing knowledge and perspectives. If you’d like to work with us on this, let’s talk.