Glasgow-based Saffy Setohy is a dance artist working across choreography, performance, participatory work, facilitation, mentoring and movement direction in an expanded field. Interdisciplinary collaboration is at the heart of her work. A deep interest in people, place and ecological practice threads through all of her activities, aiming to perceive and relate to the world through a more-than-human sensibility. She has made various collaborative installation, outdoor, sited, stage and screen works for rural and urban contexts, presented across the UK and internationally. Projects have been commissioned by organisations including South East Dance, Tramway, Science Gallery London, UZ Arts, The Touring Network, CCN Le Havre, Dansefestival Barents. Saffy has been an associate artist of Insitu European network for art in public space, a participant in the Dance Artist/Curator Mentorship Scheme supported by Siobhan Davies Dance, an emerging artist in residence at the Southbank Centre (2010-2012), and recipient of the Saltire Society/Scottish Dance Theatre Choreographer bursary. Saffy is currently Glasgow Life Artist in Residence for Canal Ward in the North of the city. Projects include; Changing Channels, a participatory project with women and children exploring regeneration of the canal and how we relate to regeneration personally; Sharing Cowlairs; a community-led project exploring creativity as a means of empowerment and occupation in response to the complexities of ‘derelict and vacant’ land. Saffy is currently mentoring dance artist Julia Mcghee, supporting The Morrich Project, and is Co-Chair and artist member of The Work Room. Photo by Julia Bauer.

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