Marina is a highly experienced teacher working in professional and educational settings both nationally and internationally. She is a lecturer at  Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance, contributing to both Undergraduate and Masters programmes and has taught in many Higher Educational Institutions including London Contemporary Dance School, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Central Saint Martin’s (Design for Dance Module), Centre National de Dance Contemporaine (Angers, France) Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore India and Gati Dance, Delhi India.

I have extensive teaching experience in educational settings as well as delivering company class and professional class both nationally and internationally. She regularly teaches release based technique and choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance and has taught internationally in Higher Educational Institutions London Contemporary Dance School,  including Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Central Saint Martin’s (Design for Dance Module), Centre National de Dance Contemporaine (Angers, France) Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore India and Gati Dance, Delhi India.

my practice is formed by many years of investments in somatic practices where the body is a site for exploration and creates a resultant psycho-enquiry into sensations in relationship to contexts and world events. These are not made explicit in the work and there is no single message. the work enjoys a collision of sensations which through the process and improvisation and clarity of parameters for explorations the work is emergent and critically evaluated as it forms. 

there is a liveness and an immediacy. There is planning but nothing is fixed until the work is complete. 

the work, like the way i experience life is a series of experiences which are absorbed. from large scale world events to the tiny encounters and occurrences that seem meaningless. the absorbed experiences and sensation and brought together into images either in paint, performance and video. the tension between things the lack of linearity and incompleteness of our thoughts 

place myself in different distances from and towards events. changing perspectives and being more absorbed or on the edge as a witness or observer and delighting in my surroundings and the people within it. from the experiences and encounters the work is constructed. some hooks and partial elects exist and they find their completeness in collision and tension with the other elements. 

notes from pat steir painting statement. 

she adopted a looser, more performative approach to painting. Harnessing the forces of gravity and gesture, she developed techniques of pouring, splashing, and brushing thinned paint onto canvas, often working at a monumental scale. Influenced in part by John Cage’s embrace of chance operations as a compositional strategy in music, and informed by Chinese ink painting and calligraphy, and Zen Buddhist and Daoist thought, among other rich and diverse artistic and literary sources, Steir has evolved an intuitive and mindful rejoinder to the innovations of postwar abstraction. In her latest works, with their bold forays into new chromatic territories, she continues to further her painterly investigations with regard to the roles of intention and improvisation, process and perception in pictorial structure.

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"and now what"

 workshop series with MA students from Shiv Nadar University, Uttar Pradesh

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On disturbance, instability and being here

MFA Performance Practice (Dance) - Ambedkar University Delhi - February 2019 Embodied Practice and Investigating Choreographic Practice. 

Gati Dance Summer Residency 2015 and 2016 Delhi, India 

Professional and Company Class

Professional level classes: Independent Dance (London), Trip Space (London), The Place (London), Henny Jurriens Foundation (Amsterdam), Greenwich Dance Agency and Next Generation Mentoring for new teachers, Dance East, Ipswich, DEDA, Derby Dance, PAL Choreographer’s Lab, Bore Place, Kent. Novosibirsk State University, Russia.

Mentoring choreographic processes  

Company Classes: Ballet Boyz, Scottish Dance Theatre, Siobhan Davies Dance, CandoCo, Protein Dance, Frauker Requardt, Henri Oguike, Tanz Teatre Freiburg (Germany), Tanz Teatre Heidelberg (Germany), Attakalari Dance Company (Bangalore).