teacher for over forty years in England, Germany & America

performer, director,
choreographer & teacher



WORKSHOPS: (Laban principles informed by contact with Jooss, Wigman, Holm, Cebron, Dudley)
DIRECTION: from text to stage
CHOREOGRAPHY: from idea to form
Member of the International Dance Council
CID-. Unesco; London 2009
Professor Lutz Förster, Folkwanghochschule, 2002. "Vivien Bridson is a very creative, charismatic and accomplished teacher and choreographer with an overview of all aspects of theatre and dance".
Viola Farber, former colleague , 1990 "I still remember with great admiration a "Movement Project" performance by first year students at The Place, directed by Vivien Bridson".
Jane Dudley 1988 "Viv Bridson has been my assistant since 1980. At the London School of Contemporary Dance where I teach, she has been in my classes and those of Kazuko Hirabayashi and has a thorough grounding in the technique of Martha Graham. In whatever productions I personally have been involved with, for the school or professionally she has been an invaluable help in staging and as rehearsal assistant.".
Donald Roy, Head of Drama, Univ of Hull, 1981 "Miss Bridson's achievements at Hull were predigeous. I consider her to be a teacher and animateur of oustanding ability".
Art of Movement Studio
1960 - 68
Hull Univ Dept of Drama
1969 - 79
London Contemporary Dance Trust
1979 - 88
Tanztheater Reinhild Hoffmann
1988 - 90
1990 - 2002
Kulturhaus Thealozzi
from 1995

Aspects of Education - University of Hull (71)
Drama Education for What? -University of Hull (72)
Rudolf von Laban - Forgotten Man of the Dance
New Dance Magazine, October (80)
Ausbildung in Moderne Tanz-Contemporary Dance Training
Ballett International 7/8 (86)