ABOUT US / PEOPLE

Experience as a point of new departures...

WORKSHOP ENCOUNTERS

 

BILJANA LIPIC is the founder/director of I-M-PULSE. She is also, a dancer, artist, designer, performer, teacher, mentor, shamanic practitioner, director and social entrepreneur.

Insatiably curious, she is always on the move, traversing the borders between the worlds, discovering new perspectives and new layers of meaning in her work and life. Besides learning from life on the go, her own training, formally and vocationally has been in: architecture and design, different forms of dance and performance arts (the main one Argentine Tango), psychology, shamanism, yoga and martial arts. She is an initiate of the Path of Pollen, a less known but well trodden shamanic tradition originating from Eastern Europe.

Widely respected, with over 18 years of experience in the field, she has led Argentine Tango workshops around UK, Europe and recently in USA as well. As one of the pioneers of the UK's tango scene, she has had a major influence in establishing and nurturing many of its dance communities, particularly in and around London, Scotland, Devon and Cornwall. She is the founder of Zero Hour, one of the most popular tango venues in London, which together with David Lurie and Osvaldo H Miranda she ran for 10 years (afterwards, she passed it to Carolina Osorio and her team).

Researching and weaving together the creative and spiritual practices has also lead Biljana to creating a unique idea and practice of Shamanic Tango, which she has been presenting internationally since 2006 in the form of workshops and retreats.

Her approach to learning, personal growth and creative expression is fresh and contemporary whilst also being deeply rooted in tradition, poetic relationship to nature and holistic approach to human experience. Her aims always - an authentic and inspired being, connection and communication, which can reveal the magic of who we are - from the inside out.

Her media appearances have been: dancing in the movie Evita, True TV's Dance Tips with Aleksei Sayle, BBC's Tango ident, ITN's documentary Tell Tale Signs, as well as coaching for the BBC's dance series Strictly Dance Fever and Alek Keshishian's feature film Love and Other Disasters.

Since 1999, she has made collaborative dance theatre work shown in venues across London and UK. La Milonga Interna, the full length piece, which she wrote and directed, was furthermore shown at the Madeira Festival '04 and critically acclaimed as "intimate, intense and most of all artistic... sensual and colorful". Throughout summer 2008, she toured the UK's open air festivals with the Wired Aerial Theatre. More recently, her creative projects have taken her into the areas of art film, conceptual and live art. See her projects on the Art Events and Gallery page.

Presently, she divides her time between the Balkan and the British lands.

 

 

 

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MIA JENSEN      www.myspace.com/miajensen

Although born and bred in Denmark, Mia Jensen has traveled for long periods, or lived in other countries, from a very young age. She completed her undergraduate studies in Social Anthropology at University of Sussex, near Brighton, and her postgraduate studies in Dance Anthropology at Roehampton University, London.

Since 2003 Mia has been a dedicated tango dancer. Her academic focus has also been on the Argentine tango and she has analyzed themes such as ritual, magic, "flow," culture, gender, the senses, and power in relation to the dance. Read her thesis here

After living two and a half years in Buenos Aires, where she worked as a tango teacher, Mia has recently moved back to Copenhagen, Denmark. Fluent in both Spanish and English she often translates lessons or workshops from one language to the other.

 

 

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NICOLA–FEE BAHL      www.being2being.co.uk

Nicola-Fee, originally from Germany, has lived in London for the last 14 years working in Classical Music Management. She also graduated as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist from the Karuna Institute in Devon where she studied under Franklyn Sills and is currently pursuing studies with the Open University in Life Sciences.

She recently started a small Charity in Cambodia, which you can read more about on the Community Acts page.

 

 

 

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© Biljana Lipic 2007