Mhairi Allan

I am an Aberdeen based, interdisciplinary movement artist. I have experience devising and making community and professional work as an independent dance artist and as part of creative teams involved in the conception, development and production of work. Many years of creative exploration in movement improvisation has been enriched and inspired by collaborating with other artists and mediums from adult and children’s theatre, music, text and the visual arts. My movement research continues to explore the different narratives and textures of human nature, the fragility of the human condition always in pursuit of a sincere and human expression and the sense of going on a journey. Personal narratives are crucial to my work and my working process involves discovering images and movement ideas from the dancers own life experiences.
My most recent research is Listening to Birds (working title), which explores representations of human experiences around the subjects of grief and loss and healing. I started the research in 2018 with funding from National Theatre of Scotland and later from CityMoves Dancespace .I have an MA in Dance Studies from University of Surrey and am also a trained nurse. I am also a 500hr Hatha Yoga teacher and trained with Yoga Scotland.