Basing himself in Bristol to focus on his teaching, choreography and dance film experimentation Ian created, ‘Ian Your Eyes‘, with Nikki Coco Pullen, concept Patricia Ibanez Rios, for her photography degree program, University of South Wales, Newport, that won overall experimental class project. This short can be viewed on Ian Woolley’s Vimeo page.
Ian, along with other associates, created theschool’s contemporary dance & theatre arts program offering young people a program that could remain open to organic change and growth of its time. A place where young people can feel free to experiment and fail without fear of judgement, a place where success comes from learning how to apply themselves to reach their goals, what ever that may be, under the guidance of the staff of theschool.
In 2019 Ian studied Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP), at Goldsmiths University, focussing on the importance of play for adults and children. (DMP) is a movement-based therapy that supports intellectual, emotional, and motor functions of the body as a form of expressive therapy.
In 2022 he graduated from the University of South Wales, with an M.A in film. ‘Indulgence’, a one shot dance film he created with aluminas Madeline Vaughton, choreographer/dancer, is presently being entered into dance film festivals and is Ian’s first step into the professional dance film world.
Currently Ian is working on a fantasy hybrid, narrative dance film, ‘the Golden Feather’, set to Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’, with the students of theschool, aluminas Madeline Vaughton, featured dancer/choreographer, composer Hana Zacpalkova, MSC Music Engineering & Production, & Billy Jon Stevens, BSc & MSc, Sound Production. Ian, Hana & Billy are setting up a dance film production company, ‘electronicgypsy‘, with its main focus on the creation of dance for the camera.
Their short film ‘Blood Moon’, danced by students of theschool played at the BFI as part of the U.Dance on Screen Festival in the summer of 2023.