Gerry Turvey invites you to her world of adventurous choreography.
Gerry Turvey is a dance artist whose work playfully intervenes in public spaces, and art galleries. TurveyWorld Dance is small collective of dancers and artists who come together to explore process and develop new work. Performances have been seen in churches, the library, the canal tow path, an allotment, City Centres, and Leeds University.
Gerry’s work is sensitive yet striking and demonstrates her strong desire to communicate with the public. TurveyWorld creates work that is visually stunning and reflects and responds to the inherent aspects of environment, and the content of the work emphasizes the specific nature of each site performed in Gerry's' concerns are community, culture, and collaboration. She has contributed to projects in many parts of the world. including South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Namibia, America and in Europe she has worked extensively in Switzerland.
Gerry collaborates with art galleries where she uses the visual art as a starting point for movement and choreography. She is currently Artist in Residence at Huddersfield art gallery, and making projects at Whitworth Manchester, Graves Sheffield; and previously at Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Leeds art gallery and Iziko National Gallery, South Africa.
She also teaches Yoga at The Yoga Space Leeds, and brings people together to share positive physical experiences.
Gerry Turvey is based in Leeds, England.
‘I was impressed by the great and creative work you accomplished. I was touched by the authenticity’...
‘I liked the way you "live and wear" the spaces...’
'The energy was uplifting and there was also a sense of serenity'
‘The performance was quite profound in a way that was very much you’
'The way the dancers inhabited the space made me feel a part of the fabric of the performance. I haven't seen anything quite like that in an art gallery.'