DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING
Natasha Sackey MA RDMP
Dance has always been an important part of my life. One of my favourite memories of myself as a child is dancing alone, and feeling so free and connected to who I was. Today I can recognise that feeling as an embodied experience in which I felt whole and fully present. That feeling never left me.
Having danced my way throughout my life eventually becoming a dancer and teacher amongst other things. The importance of dance became less about the professional aesthetic of dance itself and more about the freedom of spirit it gave me, my clients and students. Time and time again, dancing felt like it was healing something.
Convinced of this, in 2009 I embarked on Masters course in Dance Movement Psychotherapy, with the sole purpose of wanting to understand the power of dance. What I discovered, is dance and movement is inherently a source of healing because our minds and bodies are interconnected.
As such, my companies programmes and projects are all underpinned by and aims to reflect my fundamental belief in dance as a transformative and therapeutic medium of creativity and self-expression. My experience of being a therapist, dancer, teacher, researcher and project developer, has lent itself to creating innovative and bespoke programmes for a wide range of clients in education, health, community and professional dance settings.
For further information and questions on my programmes or if you have an idea you would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact me here.
Natasha Sackey MA RDMP
Please note, I am also professionally known as Natasha Bunbury.
Goldsmiths College, U. of London M.A. Dance Movement Psychotherapy Award: Distinction
My work on the web
Historic Royal Palaces – Sensory Palaces
Pield Heath House School – Ill-Abilities
Get West London – Ill Abilities
US Embassy UK
Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2017 – Flagz Carnival Day
Dance UK Magazine
‘Breakin Convention’ in issue 54 ‘Wider Context’ (2004)
Research & Consultancy
Weekend Arts College
Board Member and Trustee. Consulted on the accreditation of the performing arts diploma for young performing artists.
Street Dance consultant and advocate. Researched, formulated and piloted the first UK national accredited (OCN) in street dance. Consultant for Dance UK, ADAD, Dare2Dance and the Lyric Theatre, specialising in youth and dance.
Dance Movement Psychotherapy Research (evidence based)
Final clinical report 2012 : ’Searching for Motherland’: An Exploration of Envy, Culture, Similarity and Difference in Dance Movement Psychotherapy with a female out-patient with Paranoid Schizophrenia.
Clinical Case Study 2011: ’The Lost Property Box’: Building Trust in the Therapeutic Environment
An exploration of loneliness, loss, isolation and developing trust with a 16-year-old female with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) in a special needs secondary school.
Creative Facilitator Historic Royal Palaces.
Dance Movement Psychotherapist & Expressive Arts Facilitator Pield Heath House School.
Body Mapping Facilitator Coteland Pupil Referral Unit.
Dance Movement Psychotherapist Beatrice Tate School.
Community Dance Practitioner, Sure Start Battersea.
Body Awareness Specialist The Recover Clinic.
Dance Movement Psychotherapist West London Mental Health NHS Trust.
Community Dance Practitioner Wandsworth Borough Council.
Street Dance Teacher, Researcher & Consultant Morley College.
Youth Dance Teacher Junior Youth Inclusion/Crime Concern.