Louise Klarnett is a dance artist specialising, though not exclusively, in working with the early years. She has developed an extensive dance and movement practice working with young babies to ninety-plus year olds in diverse communities, leading regular and one-off sessions, projects and workshops in children’s centres, nurseries, schools, colleges, day centres, sheltered housing, children’s hospices and hospitals.
She leads continuing professional development training and workshops for organisations that have included Trinity Laban, Barbican Guildhall, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Spitalfields Music, Dance Art Foundation’s Breathing Space Dance in Health Programme, Green Candle Dance Company, Dundee Dance Partnership and dancedigital.
She has worked as movement advisor with an early years specialism for Fleur Darkin’s Innocence for Scottish Dance Theatre; for Fergus Early’s No Fear! for Green Candle Dance Company; Musical Rumpus, Mudlark Dances, an opera for 0-2 year olds for Spitalfields Music; Humpty Dumpty: A Wibbly Wobbly World of Words and the R&D phase of Grass both for Rosie Heafford, Secondhand Dance.
Louise leads regular workshops and sessions in London and also travels around the UK. In 2014 she collaborated with Scottish Dance Theatre on SCALE – a series of dance provocations – epic and miniature – for Scotland’s infants, parents and audiences that capture the most important human endeavour – the journey to individual mastery of the body. She has been invited to contribute to a publication with Dundee-based Dr Suzanne Zeedyk as a result of the collaboration with SDT.
Louise graduated with BA (hons) Contemporary Dance from De Montfort University in 1998.