Choreographer Nicola Conibere shares from her PhD research on spectatorship and applied choreography. She proposes that the act of acknowledging borders reveals something about the world in which we are operating. Asking ‘what are we practicing, exactly, as spectators?’ Nicola speaks about her exploration of non-hierarchical potentials for the relationship between spectators and performers, the freedoms afforded the spectator who is sat in darkness, and, drawing on Rancière, where these relationships are situated socially and politically.
This talk was part of Crossing Borders 2011 and was presented in partnership with London Contemporary Dance School.
Nicola Conibere is a London based choreographer and academic researcher whose work explores questions of spectatorship. She is interested in how seeing and being seen by others is fundamental to performance practices and to social life, creating works that seek to acknowledge the exchange between performers and audience, consider processes of recognition between people and the part of theatricality in such relationships. She creates work for theatres and art galleries, and is an Associate Artist at Dance4. Much of her current artistic work is contributing to a practice based PhD based at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Nicola is currently developing a new work which will be shown as part of Dance4’s Nottdance Festival in March 2013.
Bio as published in 2012.