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Lily is a dance artist and researcher specialising in improvisation, interdiciplinary collaboration, somatic practices and curation. She is currently a part time Research Assistant at the Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University, and co-editor for the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices. She is also a member of The shape of Sound Collective who are exploring questions such as; what is sound? what is silence? what is the connection between touch and sound?, through visual art, anthropology and an improvisatory site-responsive movement practice.


Lily completed a Masters in Dance Making and Performance in 2009 at Coventry University. She was co-director for Decoda-uk until 2017. Lily’s other dance and research interests include practice research, somatic practices and philosophy and embodied modes of being.


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