About Denise Rowe
My work is weaving together threads and walking into the unknown
My way in was through dancing -
in the living room, out in the woods,
and later on through training
in African dance, non-stylised & environmental movement,
contemporary dance & aikido
I studied philosophy & theology at university
and ever since have been finding
the meeting place
between movement and spirituality
And here it lies, within the body
the body-earth-spirit being
and the unique medicine we all bring to the spaces of our lives.
The call is clear,
to step forward and be visible,
to recognise our place in the family of things
and to honour the gift of life by celebrating it
When we dance, the Earth Dances
One to One sessions with Denise
1:1 sessions with Denise
Calling in the Earth
Join me for an hour out in the landscape and we'll open into
what is here and needing attention,
and create a way to tend to it
through movement, sound and ceremony in partnership with the beings of the land
A co-created hour with me
in a warm and safe space
to tend to what is present
through movement, journeying, sharing and mentorship
to begin or deepen your relationship
with rhythm, dance or mbira
45 minutes with me online
to open into what is
present, and to tend to it
through movement, journeying, sharing and mentorship.
Denise Rowe is a creative practitioner, ceremonialist, and experiential facilitator who's work explores the intersection of embodiment, rhythm, ritual and the natural world. Denise has over twenty years experience in creating and holding safe spaces for powerful transformation.
Denise’s passion is for the deep embodied remembering that is encoded within our beings as part of this living earth. She works with dance, rhythm, prayer and landscape as access points for this remembering.
Denise’s work has evolved from many intensive immersions into indigenous wisdom, including the hunter gatherers of the Cameroonian rainforest, the mbira tradition in rural Zimbabwe, and her own embodied movement practice in the landscapes of Devon, UK.
Denise has toured internationally as a performing artist with Baka Beyond, Sakoba, Ballet Nimba and Ombiviolum. She works collaboratively on multi-disciplinary projects, including Arts Council funded ‘Enter the Circle’ (2019) and ADAD & Horniman Museum commissioned 'She Who Walks' (2012 - 2017) Her work has been shown at The Place, The South Bank Centre, London Metropolitan University, The House, Exeter Respect Festival.
Denise is lecturer in Dance at Plymouth University, director of Earth Dances and co-founder of Shumba Arts Communty group. She used to sit on the board for Dance in Devon and has delivered partnership projects with Independent Dance, Schumacher College, Warwick University, Falmouth University, House of Imagination , Mac McCartney and Dance in Devon.
Denise has a first degree in Philosophy and Theology from Oxford University.