Sarah Poekert

Artistic director and Choreographer

Sarah likes to push the boundaries of how we view dance; making work that encourages the audience to have an active role that impacts the journey of the performance. She is interested in how to allow performers to take ownership of the space while also giving the audience impetus and room to play within it. She strives to allow the audience to have a more tactile experience when watching movement. This is done in various ways for different work but has included site-specific work, traditional theatre spaces, durational installations, physical interaction and promenade type performances.

 

Sarah's work also investigates personal and collective memory and the imprint left within the body from past experiences. Her interest lies in uncovering the layers of movement material that already exists in every body using creative tasks, sensory information, imagery and improvisation. The result is work that comes from a personal place of reflection and is intimate and subtle yet meticulous and precise. 

 

Sarah also teaches for Siobhan Davies Dance, Roger Williams University, Middlesex University, the Royal Academy of Dance, Beatrix Potter Primary School and is Artistic Director of Thrive Youth Dance Company.  
 

CONTACT

smpoekert@googlemail.com | 07907 536 650

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