Natalie Heller

Natalie Heller is a movement artist and educator. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Oxford University in Philosphy and French and a Masters degree from Trinity Laban in Creative Practice Dance as a professional Pathway.

Through her research she seeks to explore the link between dance and art and academia.

She is co‐founder of the bi-annual London-based platform Spirals and Horizontal Connections that supports collaborations between dance artists and academics from the fields of philosophy, sciense and education. She began experimenting with reading philosophical texts from Merleau‐Ponty, Foucault, Halbwachs, Bergson and Noe, and began to develop a working methodology for transferring the philosphical problematics into movement scores. These movement scores are developed through free associative writing and improvisations that are undertaken after or during the reading of the text. Some of the topics she has been working with are perception, subjectivity, understanding, consciousness and memory.