Lisa May Thomas is a dance artist trained at Laban London and specializes in working with the moving image. Starting points come from her observations on the moving human form and a curiosity around the language of the body and of the stories, memories and experiences it contains. Her practice is led through somatic enquiry, improvisation and authentic movement techniques.
She has worked with diverse populations in the creating and making of her artistic work; with professional dancers, young people and youth dance groups, inclusive dance companies, disabled artists, older people, with intergenerational groups and families, in hospitals and in schools.
She has an award-winning portfolio of screen-based dance which has been presented across the globe and broadcast for TV. Recent exhibitions include the National Museum of Taiwan in Taipei and receiving a festival award at Lightmoves International festival of screen-dance (2015).
Lisa has worked substantially with new technologies, specifically with Interactive Scientific on project danceroom Spectroscopy multi-award winning Sci-Art collaborative project which explores new languages and crossovers on the interface of physics research, interactive arts, education, performance and technology.
She is currently a resident at the Pervasive Media Studio at Watershed in Bristol and undertaking an MPhil in theatre and performance studies at the University of Bristol 2015-16, partly supervised by Dr. David Glowacki. Her MPhil is partially funded by an award from Interactive Scientific, as their first ever “hybrid arts” scholar. She has just won an arts scholarship from the University of Bristol to undertake a PhD starting in 2017.