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Ruth Janssen

Exe Movement  & The Hall

For 15 years Ruth danced professionally with some of Britain's leading dance makers, touring extensively nationally and internationally, and had work toured with dance and theatre companies in Britain and Italy, India and China, Malta and Finland. Ruth has worked for theatre companies Scottish Dance Theatre, Dundee Rep Ensemble, Mad Dogs Dance Theatre, Scarlattine Teatro and Gravity & Levity amoung others. As a dance and yoga teacher, Ruth has taught several professional dance companies regular company class including Scottish Dance Theatre and Phoenix Dance Theatre, and also guest lectured for vocational dance schools.

Ruth has practiced and taught Contact Improvisation and improvisation for over 10 years. When she heard about ContaKids it immediately made sense to go and train with Itay to bring it here to the South West. Ruth taught pregnancy and postnatal yoga in Exeter, is a professional bodyworker and natural voice worker, seeking to bring support  and fun to families with young children through movement, dance and yoga. 

Ruth is also Co-Director of The Hall Exeter.



Marco Mazza

Marco Mazza trained in italy at the Viartisti theatre school.

He studied dance, singing and acting. Over the years has worked with different theatre  and dance companies including Jean Laurent Sasportes (Pina Bausch company), Duccio Bellugi Vannuccini (Theatre du soleil), Mauro Piombo (Commedia dell'arte), site specific performances with French company Ilotopie.

Marco's interests in performance extend to outreach and community work, collaborating with various associations dealing with immigration and homlessness.

Marco founded and directed the two physical theatre companies Tecnologia Filosofica and Quarta Scimmia with whom he has developed his artistic style.​​​


Kin Tsang

UK Hongkonger, the founder of Contact Art, a contact improvisation dancer with more than 20 years of experience, a senior modern dance teacher. Kin graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 1997. After graduating, he worked in Hong Kong Ballet and set up BiLiBaLa Physical Theatre. Then he ran a dance school for ten years. 

He lived in Beijing from 2016-2020. He was a full-time tutor in contact improvisation and runs continuing courses. He taught in Beijing Contact Improvisation, Hope International School, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing Houying Dance Theater. He also hosts the workshop regularly in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Xian, Chengdu, Wuhan, Fuzhou, Lanzhou, Yinchuan, Harbin, and other cities. 

 He has taught for many art festivals, including contact improvisation festival (TOUCH), Beijing New Dance Festival, We Festival of Future (Shanghai), Contemporary Arts Performance Season (Chengdu), Silk Road International Arts Festival (Xian). In recent years, he focuses on contact improvisation, and developing projects, courses, and workshops related to contact improvisation, including parent-child communication, adult health, and corporate team building.

Kin is our regular CI teacher at Exe Movement.

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