Liz Clark is Artistic Director Turned On Its Head as well as an independent dance artist and trainer. Liz created Our Creative Adventure as a resource for anyone who works in early years and wants to develop quality interaction through dance.
Our Creative Adventure is:
Liz's work is informed by attachment and neuroscience research alongside her love of improvisation. She is currently training in Applying Neuroscience to Early Intervention.
Liz worked for Warrington Borough Council as Dance Development Officer before starting life as a freelancer dancer and starting Turned On Its Head. Borne out of her now own experience of exclusion from theatre due to her sons disability Turned On Its Head creates participatory performances where children are welcomed into the performance space and their authentic responses integrated into the show. In 2016 she was shortlisted for the Arts Foundation Lionel Bart Award for Children's Theatre for her commitment to early years theatre.
Liz runs Little Movers, a child-led creative dance session with children under 4 and their parents, which also acts as her research lab, creating and testing dance improvisation tools and techniques which inform all of her work. Her dance work with families is also featured in Small Bodies Big Voices and the 'Inspire Me' films of Akram Khans Big Dance Pledge 2016. She is currently the Associate Artist for People Dancing with the responsibility for development of training for dance artists who want to work on Early Years.