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Ruth Way is Associate Professor and Portfolio Lead for Theatre and Music at the University of Plymouth and  the Co-Director for Plymouth Conservatoire. Specialist teaching and research areas are in the fields of somatic movement practice, screendance, performance training and digital dance practices. Ruth studied  performance and choreography at the London School of Contemporary Dance and toured internationally with Earthfall Dance and Lusty Juventus Physical Theatre. As a practical scholar she has presented her practice as research through articles, screenings, performances and conference papers internationally. She is co-director of Enclave Productions with visual artist Russell Frampton and their dance films have been selected for major festivals in Europe, Australia and USA.

Ruth is a graduate of Eastwest Somatics Institute and a registered somatic movement educator, publications include chapters ‘Somatic Awakenings’ in Sondra Fraleigh’s book ‘ Moving Consciously’ (2015) and ‘Heaven is a Place The politics and poetics of LGBT location in a community dance film’ ( 2017)   Roberta Mock, Kayla Parker and Ruth Way In Sarita Malik, Caroline Chapain and Roberta Comunian (eds), Community Filmmaking: Diversity, Practice and Places. London: Routledge. Florentis, ( Way, 2019) an intergenerational screendance project explored the potential for somatic movement practice retain a physical mindfulness and an ongoing engagement with ‘being in movement’ to support wellbeing and was selected for international open air film festival OnArt Poland 2020.
 
Ruth Way
Associate Professor Theatre & Performance
Portfolio Lead Music and Theatre
Co-Director of Plymouth Conservatoire 
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email : R.Way@plymouth.ac.uk
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