Frank Bock and Katye Coe have co-facilitated, curated and taught together since 2012. They work in dynamic studio based situations where dancing, somatic practice, Gendlin Focussing and philosophical approaches to practice are interwoven in creative, discursive and performative tasks.
Groundswell (2012 – 2016)
The Groundswell Movement was initiated by questions raised at Independent Dance, a National Dance Agency in London. These events, curated and facilitated by Frank and Katye, were conversational and included specific workshop activity that trained participants to use Focussing practice and facilitated intimate conversations for communities of people who chose to come together through a shared agenda or set of queries. More information about Groundswell and the events that happened can be found here.
Interarts (2016 – current)
Katye and Frank co-lead on an intensive module, Interarts, for undergraduate and post graduate dance students at London Contemporary Dance School.
Frank Bock Biography
Frank was a founding member of The Featherstonehaughs in 1987, and co-artistic director of Bock and Vincenzi (1995-2007) a project-based company which created six productions.
From 1999-2007 he researched and developed a body of work under the title invisible dances, in which perception, memory, communication, death and disappearance were recurring themes.
As a performer Frank worked with Graeme Miller, Wendy Houstoun, Miranda Pennell, Bobby Baker and Rosemary Lee. He was Education Officer with the Cholmondeleys (2003-2008), then Creative Associate from 2008-2011, producing creative projects and developing workshops on self-leadership. For many years he has been giving artist feedback for Talkback (The Place) and Draftworks (ROH) as well as independently.
Since 2006 Frank has been an Existential Psychotherapist (UKCP, BACP), working in private practice, at MIND, and as a clinical supervisor.
Frank was a recipient of PAL’s Movement and Meaning Lab bursary in 2011. From 2009 to 2011 he worked with artist Catherine Long on a project funded by the Wellcome Trust exploring embodiment and disability, culminating in Eye of the Storm a symposium involving neuroscientists, artists and writers.
With Martin Hargreaves, the editor of Dance Theatre Journal, Frank has been exploring dialogue as a site for creative practice.