Julia Pond is an independent artist based in London, whose experience of Duncan dance since 2001 deeply influences her contemporary choreography and teaching. Her 2012 work, Bach Motets, a choreographed concert conceived by Crispin Lewis and performed with baroque ensemble the Musicall Compass, premiered at St. John’s Smith Square, London. Andrew Benson-Wilson of Early Music Review said that the “choreography was flowing and coherent, the mood of the two dancers ranging from exuberance to gentle intertwining in a series of evolving tableaux, some evoking recognisable baroque sculptural groupings – for example, a couple of Pietás.” Julia’s 2010 work Song of the Sibyl has been presented by London’s Cloud Dance and Scenepool Festivals, Rome’s Exitart, Jennifer Muller/The Works NYC, Noyes School of Rhythm and Katharine Hepburn Theater, Old Saybrook CT.  Reviewers from the Cloud Dance Festival called it  “urgent, beautiful and lonely all at once” and said that “one is able to witnesses the simplicity and power of Duncan’s pioneering technique.” A member of Lori Belilove’s Isadora Duncan Dance Company from 2001-2005 and an international affiliate from 2005-2010, Julia is a 4th generation Duncan dancer primarily taught by Lori Belilove and Cherlyn Smith. Julia currently receives coaching in Duncan repertory from Barbara Kane, founder of the Isadora Duncan Dance Group, London/Paris. Julia is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Isadora Duncan International Symposium. She has taught a contemporary Duncan technique class Bernie Grant Arts Centre since 2013. From 2007-2009 she lived and worked at the Art Monastery Project where she helped develop the project’s unique combination of contemplative practice and artistic work. Trained at the Boston Conservatory, Julia graduated magna cum laude in 2000 with a BFA in Dance.

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