Lee Bolton & Jamus Wood

About Jamus

I love to move, to inspire creativity through dance and connection. I guide classes in Movement, Contact Improvisation, Somatic Yoga and perform professionally with Touch Down Dance Company. Now I am weaving these practices and principles of embodiment into developing my own work.

This Is It: Waking Up in the Body, Finding Our Source, Discovering Support, Listening to our Heart and resting into Silence. This is what I offer you.

Unusually, my path has been defined by a congenital eye condition – I almost lost my sight 10 years ago. Six operations on, my sight is improving. I have found ways to transform my wounding into a unique gift. My life is not what it would have been without my eye condition, many doors initially shut, while others opened. Along my journey, I have had the good fortune to work with many gifted teachers principally Adam Bradpiece whose work, underscores my teaching.

About Lee

I am the woman behind the reception desk, the person supporting your disabled child, the massage therapist inviting a moment of quiet, the traveller in the rickshaw on a crowded street.

We all have so many faces, but who are we really?

What makes me me and you you?

I have an early memory of sitting in the back seat of my parents car watching a car going in the other direction. I had a fleeting glimpse of a person going about their daily life and wondered ‘what must it be like to be them?’ ‘That person sees the world differently to me, what is that like?’ It felt quite profound even then.

I have been many places and done many things but underlying everything has been my interest in people. How can I interact with you as you are, if the common language is different or their way of seeing life is altered from what we see as usual. There is always a way to communicate and ultimately of finding that meeting point. Within the meeting point we find depth and excitement and the beauty of connecting.

Dance is a passion as well as a teacher for me. It has been my way of getting closer to myself and finding a more authentic ‘me’. I have been dancing for roughly 15 years and have found I’ve been influenced by the rave scene in Australia, the Latino fire of Salsa and Tango, the freedom of 5Rhythms and the diversity of Contact Improvisation. Yet for me within all dance there is the possibility to find the conversation, the meeting point, and the connection both with yourself and with others. So much can come from this. This is when I feel alive.

Read about Jamus & Lee’s Undercurrents workshop