New Zealand based dancer, choreographer and researcher Carol Brown creates inter-disiciplinary performances that attend to politics. Through her company, Carol Brown Dances, she sites performances works in galleries, civic spaces, interactive environments, theatres and installations. This work probes the present, questions the past and projects a future. Working in close collaboration with dancers and other artists – including sound designers, architects, computer scientists, media designers and dramaturgs – the intention is to build relational, sensual, conflicted and memorable worlds that are potent and accessible for audiences.
Carol was the first woman to be appointed Choreographer in Residence at the prestigious, Place Theatre London and has subsequently held residencies in Rimbun Dahan (Malaysia), Parc Guell (Barcelona), and Somatic Academy (Berlin). Her dance on screen works have been commissioned by BBC2, Dance for the Camera, South East Dance and through an Arts Council England Capture Commission (Electric Fur). Carol Brown Dance choreographies have been presented at major festivals including Roma Europa, Prague Quadrenniale, Dance Umbrella and the Brighton Festival and have toured internationally including throughout Eastern, Central and Northern Europe, Russia, Colombia and the US with the British Council and Creative New Zealand. Together with architect Mette Ramsgard-Thomsen Carol won the Ludwig Forum International Art Prize for the interactive dance The Changing Room and the Jerwood Choreography Prize for Nerve.
06/10/2017 - 07/10/2017
Premiered at Tempo Dance Festival 2017, an ambulatory tour through the non-public and usually restricted spaces of Q Theatre that pays tribute to Gertrud Bodenwieser through the revitalisation of her movement and its history.