“Fascinating and mesmerising..
..Very smart, silky movers..
…The daring and ingenuity of the improvisers was a revelation.
..Very cohesive and interesting..
…an electric dynamo…” “..took the show to a new level.
… very rewarding 55 minutes.
A compelling text, paired with skilful movement made for a thought-provoking piece..
Your exploration…was open, inquiring, intelligent and compelling and I found myself being drawn into your sense of embodiment and presence which you openly allowed the viewer to witness.
My first taste of dancing Contact Improvisation was in a workshop led by Juliet. It was a transformative experience.
Her skills are rare in New Zealand and of value to the arts community here.
Her classes have been great in training and recovery for a major sports event and were absolutely brilliant in rehabilitation from a major ankle fracture – much better than physiotherapy.
I learned contact improvisation dance from Juliet in about 2003 or 2004. She was a great teacher, really supportive, welcoming, and fun to be with. Her classes really expanded my field of awareness in all 5 senses. ..she’s great at helping people get comfortable with moving in their bodies.
Juliet Shelley is an excellent Pilates instructor and gifted teacher. She has in-depth knowledge of her craft and a sharp focus for correct technique to get results. She is passionate about her work and compassionate towards her clients and students. I recommend her.
Her approach is aimed at supporting and enhancing the learning process, developing individual and group creativity, and providing a safe but challenging space for the growth of these techniques on an individual and group basis.
Juliet is a creative and supportive director and teacher. She understands the creative process and synergizes the energies of the individuals involved to get results.
Her teaching style is inspiring and her depth of knowledge is extraordinary.
It was a fabulous class this afternoon. Well-paced and meaningful instructions that taught me something about my relationship to the earth, the sense of movement, and playing well with others. Thank you.