Paula Turner | Newcastle based Yoga Teacher, Dance Artist, Creative Ageing Pioneer and Participatory Arts Specialist.
Schools and Education
I have taught, facilitated and shared practice within schools, colleges and universities throughout my career.I have developed a methodology, which invites learners/participants to source and to trust movement, ideas and questions which emerge from their own experiences and felt senses.
I believe in changing our perspective and rewriting the narrative we have about what it means to grow older in our society. My work is about embracing the situation yet refusing to be limited by it.
Dry Water - Arts Before Age
I am a founder member of Dry Water, an artist led company dedicated to working in participatory settings with people of all ages. We aim to put the heart into art embracing connections and possibilities.
I am artist in residence at Newcastle University. Participation will be at the heart of the residency. It is a delight to have time to experiment, to play and to ponder being a physical human!
Years of practice, collaborative engagement, observation and listening have led to the development a particular approach to sharing dance with people living with dementia.