MOVEMENT DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER / TEACHER
Moving with landscapes
As a Movement Director and Choreographer, Ana’s enthusiasm lies with her strong relationship to wild Scottish landscapes, with the influence on the body through journey and experience within these landscapes integral to her work. Within this inclusive space, Ana seeks discover movement stories across Scotland and in doing so, research the ways in which people and communities connect to landscape.
Actively engaging with movement stories throughout Scotland; at sea on a creelers boat on the West Coast - to learning to cut peat on the Outer Hebrides, experiencing these stories of the moving body and the people behind them inspires Ana to creatively connect with communities across the Highlands and Islands.
Through the lens of movement, Ana see's these experiences as moving heritage,.
Engaging directly with the people and communities behind their heritage, gives ownership in the sharing of their culture and inspires Ana to continue her creative relationship and research with these communities.
This strong connection to the landscapes of Scotland, paired with an unstoppable enthusiasm for adventure works hand in hand for Ana's movement practice - with adventure providing a catalyst for this exposure, movement vocabulary and inspiration.
Adventure meets movement.
Ana's relationship, moving with Scottish landscapes is fuelled by adventure, where she has been exposed to these communities filled with moving heritage. Frequently, the physical journey to these landscapes starts with a chunky self supported cycle, at a speed that allows time to really see and experience. That journey informs Ana's body and mind to move the way she moves - humbled by her tiny size in comparison. An unparalleled feeling. Wild camping and leaving no trace in these landscapes allows Ana to be fully immersed in the wild - rain, wind or beaming sun. Lungs full of wild air, the movement begins the second Ana start's her journey.
With a timely emphasis and growing focus on the future of our relationships to our Scottish landscapes - Ana is driven to cast urgent eyes on the importance of recognising and understanding our interwoven relationship to these landscapes.
Check Ana's Instagram for frequent updates @movementbyana_
BA Hons Dance Artist
MSc Theatre and Performance Studies
Vanishing Point - Supported Artist (Bluebeard’s Castle)
Teaching & Workshops
Dance Theatre, Contemporary Dance, Widening Access to the Creative Arts - Movement The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
MA & BA Musical Theatre - The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Moving Landscapes Workshop series Movers Group, Nicholas Barton-Wines & Sarah Miele, supported by The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Knowledge Exchange.