Detta Howe

Detta is a Senior Lecturer in Dance at the University of Chichester, teaching on both BA and MA programmes and co-directs their postgraduate company mapdance. In 2013 Detta completed her Masters which furthered her interest in improvisation and awareness in motion, challenging her working processes and curiosity about the dancing body. She has continued her research pathway devising solos and duets with independent artist Cai Tomos, investigating an embodied understanding of presence in performance. In August 2015 Detta completed 4 years Feldenkrais training, the philosophy of which continues to inform the development of her understanding of awareness, efficiency and choice and continues to enrich her performance and pedagogical practice.

Yael Flexer

As well as directing mapdance, award-winning choreographer Yael Flexer is the co-artistic director of Flexer & Sandiland. Flexer & Sandiland create live dance and digital works for stage, galleries and public spaces touring nationally and internationally. Yael originally formed her company as choreographer in Residence at The Place Theatre, London and the company has been commissioned to create works for among others Brighton Festival, The Barbican, Sadler’s Wells, South East Dance, Woking Dance Festival, The South Bank Centre and Brighton Digital Festival. Most recently Flexer & Sandiland created The Hum a sited work and for smartphone app commissioned by Brighton Festival 2017, Disappearing Acts (2016), Yael’s 13th full-length work for the company touring extensively in the UK and Norway alongside touring of the installations Weighting & Gravity Shift. Commissions as an independent artist include among others: E-Werk Tanz Festival, Edge, Scottish Dance Theatre, Gravity & Levity, Ludus Dance Company, Maslool, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Lîla, Three Score, Freefall and Cascade Dance companies. 2016-17 commissions include, Trinty-Laban, National Youth Dance Company Scotland YDance, Scotland, 
Stavanger University, Norway, Maslool, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Motus Festival, Dance East & The Place C.A.T. Yael completed her PhD in 2013 and supervises both MA and PhD students at the University of Chichester.