Yzabelaah Samahra-Rose & Izabella Finch
Wednesday June 29 • 11.30 – 13.00
Exploring themes of the Fourth Industrial Revolution through Somatics and Embodiment; ways of perceiving, processing and expressing something that is very mechanistic, disembodied and alien in nature, can we make sense through our bodies?
Yzabelaah Samahra-Rose is a Mother, a Performance Artist, Writer, Bodywork Practitioner and a Facilitator of women’s transformational space. She sings and drums with the ancient call of the Earth, awakening and stirring the memory of our ancient, wild roots. Bringing the depth of her journey as a woman, alongside a wealth of experience and knowledge in somatic movement, bodywork and creativity, she is passionate about the intelligence of the moving body through performance practice to speak deeply to women of their own lived experience.
Yzabelaah studied Choreography with Community Practices at Dartington College of Arts, has a wealth of trainings in creativity, women’s journey work, facilitation and bodywork and more recently completed her certificate in Holistic Anatomy (Levels 1 & 2) with The School of Experiential Learning (Soel). She serve’s reconnection to self, other and Earth so that we can listen and bring through our gifts at this crucial time for life on Earth.
About Izabella Finch
Izabella Finch is a multi-disciplinary theatre maker, singer and dancer currently based in London. Bringing together a natural flair for humor with her dedication to transformative learning and enquiry, Izabella’s style is both profound and witty. Physical, sensitive and movement oriented, her work is multi-faceted, ranging from immersive dance-theatre, stand-up comedy, song, collage and film. She has performed and collaborated extensively with Director Daniel Hernandez within the immersive theatre collective and mystery clown school, Divine Ridiculous, touring festivals such as The Vaults, Wilderness, Buddhafield and Colourfest; thoroughly influencing her artivist productions with Gastivists and Je Moeder in Holland. As an embodied stand-up comedienne, her one-woman show ‘The Pussy Tutorials’ toured Europe including Brighton Fringe, EYE-Museum, Utrecht School of Art, Artez University, Paradiso, FOAM
photography Museum and a variety of comedy venues and festivals. During her two-year apprenticeship with 2022 Venice Biennale Dutch representative, Melanie Bonajo, she performed at TATE Modern, Incubate Festival, and various prestigious galleries across Holland. Building on her BA Choreography with Textual Practices from Dartington College of Arts and Falmouth University, Izabella took a mentorship with Rosalyn Maynard of the School of Embodied Learning in Devon for 2 years, and later trained in Voice Movement Integration Somatic Practice for 4 years with Patricia Bardi at the VMI Centre, Amsterdam. In a sabbatical year from MA Creative Education at Plymouth College of Arts, Izabella is facilitating children’s nature-connection workshops with Kay Michael of ‘Letters to the Earth’, whilst running dance, music and singing classes for ages 0-12 in South London.