Run by dance and theatre practitioners, the movingartsbase team work to foster an inclusive supportive environment of the highest standard.
movingartsbase is a resource for the Performing Arts with a special focus on movement and improvisation. It aims to provide affordable and accessible quality facilities and space for rehearsal, research and development for practitioners from diverse art-forms and communities.
Joyce Gyimah - Manager
Luke Dixon - Manager
Jan Lee - Marketing & Admin
Scarlett Perdereau - Marketing & Admin
Yasmin Ghanin - Finance & Admin
Raquel Claudino - General Administrator
Mafe Toledo - Marketing & Admin
Anita Van de Watering - Marketing & Admin
Charlie Ashwell- General Administrator
Kate Pyper - Landscape Gardener
Kate looks after all the beautiful plants and flowers around the centre as well as the landscaping in the courtyard. Every week you will notice new flower arrangements in the reception area, many of which come from her own garden.
Before movingartsbase came Studio 10, a single studio built by John Koratjitis in 2004 for movement practise and education. This was a great success, so when the ground floor of the adjacent building became vacant, John decided to expand into this space, building two more studios and five treatment rooms for alternative therapies which would support the movement practises. Thus movingartsbase was born.
To further develop movement research and exploration, movingartsbase programs its own courses. In 2004 the summer festival offered workshops in Contact Improvisation, Body-Mind-Centering, Feldenkrais and Skinner Releasing Technique. Suprapto Suryadarmo also conducted a 10-day residential workshop in the wilds of Surrey.
2006 saw the best improvisation teachers from around the world offering monthly workshops as part of the 2006 Improvisation Programme. This Programme culminated in an improvisation festival - ESCAPADE in early November. The first of it’s kind, ESCAPADE was a cross-art event with 4 days of dance, theatre and voice improvisation classes and performances. It was supported by a National Lottery Grant, Islington Council and local Islington businesses.
During 2006 movingartsbase has hosted teachers and performers including Suprapto Suryadarmo (Indonesia), Andrew Morrish (Australia), Sten Rudstrøm (USA), Kirstie Simson, Adam Benjamin, Guy Dartnell, Thomas Kampe, Gaby Agis and Helen Poynor to name just a few!
In early 2007, movingartsbase.ltd was formed - this incarnation closed on the 31st August 2009. John Koratjitis re-established movingartsbase on Tuesday 1st September 2009, trading as J. Koratjitis T/A movingartsbase and managed by Gary Fannin. As of March 2010, we became Moving Arts Base London Ltd, run by the team above.