Kirstin Halliday

I am a dance artist and performer based in Glasgow. My movement practice is motivated by the co-generative relation between moving bodies and social space. I'm currently developing and delivering movement workshops based on the literary figure of the Flaneuse.
I have a research background in Human Geography, a discipline fundamentally concerned with people, space and place. My research at the University of Glasgow and the University of Iceland focused on emotional geographies, the geographies of the body, gender and movement. My thesis was entitled "The Perambulatory Geographies of Icelandic Women in Reykjavik”.
Geographical research prompted many other questions for me relating to bodily agency and resistance. My dance practice enables me to engage physically with these questions through research and performance.
I have studied at The Scottish School for Contemporary Dance, and at SMASH Berlin, an intensive training in experimental physical performance. My practice is motivated by a belief in the capacity of all moving bodies to radically affect their own experience. I am interested in working with others to form projects that work with this notion in varying contexts.

Selected Performance Work
Linder Sterling's short film BOWER OF BLISS (Glasgow Women's Library)
Alexandra Davenport's IN THE GAP BETWEEN (Summerhall)
Katariina Yli-Malmi's REVERSAL RITUALS (Talbot Rice)