When abuse of power comes as a surprise
This session is for:
Any artist, producer or arts professional who feels at a disadvantage due to the performing arts’ bias towards cis-male-led work and narratives.
It’s also for anyone else working in the arts (programmers, venues etc), who want to broaden their gaze to include less advantaged artists. This event is open to everyone. Be kind. Be respectful. By entering this space you acknowledge that abuse of power is real and that your experiences are likely to be different form other people’s experiences.
Sunday 9 Feb, 2.00 pm-3.30 pm Goldsmiths Lecture Room
FREE event including a light lunch – please reserve in advance
Grace Nicol is a choreographer, curator and activist. Amongst others, she has recently been interviewed for the Dance Dialogues Podcast, Run Riot, i-D Magazine, It’s Nice That and Ladybeard Magazine discussing the dance-gender debate. Her artistic practice has a particular focus on object-body relations and materiality, investigating juxtapositions and associations of object-hood and bodies to explore movement within socio-political contexts. As part of her curatorial work, Grace founded and is the Artistic Director of Womxn SRSLY, which champions unique and challenging performance through platforms and support networks for artists experiencing disadvantage due to the performing arts sector’s bias toward cis-male-led work. To develop this practice further, Grace provides mentoring for female artists and university lectures, most recently working with Falmouth University and on the MA programme at ArtEZ. Grace’s choreographic work has toured nationally and internationally including to; London College of Fashion, The Place, CentrE17, The Yard, Guest Projects, Hackney Showroom, ]Performance Space[, the V & A Museum and won a Stockholm Fringe Award in 2015. Grace is currently an Associate Artist at Dance Research Studio, member of Chisenhale Dance Space and completed her MA in Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School in 2018.