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Biography

Nicola is a London-based choreographer making work for theatres, art galleries and other places. Her work engages choreographic processes to explore the potentials of how bodies relate, investigating states of exchange between people, duration, place and further materials. She is particularly interested in the politics of performance, and in the nature and potentials of spectatorial exchange. Her work often investigates notions of theatricality, public appearing and social choreography.

In autumn 2016 Nicola and Katye Coe will work as dramaturgs for a new project by Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion. In 2015 Nicola was given the biennial Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award to embark on new research exploring experiences of bodied excess and contagion. She is part of Sadler’s Wells Summer University 2015 – 2018, led by Jonathan Burrows & Eva Martinez. From 2009-14 she was an Associate Artist with Nottingham based dance agency Dance4. Her work has been shown at venues including: 20th Biennial of Sydney, Australia; Hayward Gallery, London; Royal Academy of Arts, London (Block Universe Festival); Dance House Helsinki, Finland; Tramway, Glasgow; ANTI Festival of Contemporary Art, Finland; Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham; Laban Theatre, London; Purcell Room, London and many others.

Nicola has a PhD from Laban, her thesis was entitled ‘Audiences, Choreography, Publics: The Politics and Practice of Spectatorship’. She is a Senior Lecturer in Dance at Coventry University and a Visiting Lecturer on the ‘MA:Body in Performance’ at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Nicola has collaborated with a range of artists and regularly works with dance artist Helka Kaski and dramaturg Martin Hargreaves.