Sharon Took-Zozaya

I am a choreographer, dancer, theatre movement director and teacher, currently working indoors and increasingly in the landscape. My creative practice involves movement sourced in authentic experience formed into work which I hope can offer viewers new perspectives on their own experience. It's informed by contemporary dance techniques, dance and theatre improvisation, yoga, guided imagery and somatic practices, often including elements of character, narrative and/or text.

I'm passionate about the transformational power of artistic practices that enrich the lives of audiences, participants and performers, as well as expanding the concept of who can participate in art making. Because of this, I have choreographed, performed and taught in the USA, in Scotland and abroad in a wide variety of professional, educational and community contexts, working with both able-bodied and disabled dancers of all ages throughout my dancing life.

Based in the Findhorn Community since 2018, I've increasingly explored live outdoor performances since lockdown, as well as producing live and hybrid performances in the Universal Hall, and teaching. In 2019 I performed the Swan and was Assistant Choreographer in Buke of the Howlat for the Findhorn Bay Arts Festival. That spring I also contributed performance and choreographic support for Bloom, a site specific piece at the Eden Court's gala. While in California 2003-2017, my work appeared in several San Francisco Bay Area festivals.