Itta Howie

I am a Bristol-based movement artist who explores dance improvisation in relation to other art forms, in urban and natural environments, and occasionally in the context of performance. I have been a practitioner of somatic movement and contact improvisation for many years.

In 2014 I qualified as a Pilates matwork teacher. I’ve been teaching Pilates to a wide range of clients ever since. I enjoy seeing my clients gain strength, mobility and body awareness, and feel privileged to observe them flourish as they re-discover their bodies anew.

I am intrigued by how my two passions (the Pilates system and movement improvisation) could meet and feed each other. To explore this interweaving of forms I offer ‘Pilates meets Improvisation’ warm up classes, using a teaching approach inspired by experiential anatomy.