Lily Hayward-Smith is a dance artist and researcher specializing in improvisation, interdisciplinary collaboration, somatic practices and curation. She is currently a part-time research assistant at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE), Coventry University and co-editor for the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices (JDSP). She is also a member of The Shape of Sound Collective who are exploring questions such as ‘what is sound?’, ‘what is silence?’, ‘what is the connection between touch and sound?’, through visual art, anthropology and an improvisatory site-responsive movement practice. She completed a master’s in dance making and performance in 2009 at Coventry University. She was co-director for Decoda-UK until 2017. Her other dance and research interests include practice research, somatic practices, philosophy and embodied modes of being.
Contact: Coventry University, Priory St, Coventry CV1 5FB, UK.