an international festival of expanded choreography initiated and curated by H2DANCE


Video Installation

Nicola Conibere

Sun 9 JUN, 4.30—6pm
APT Gallery
Back room
6 Creekside
London SE8 4SA

Holding-Still-Holding-Still-Holding is a collection of three video portraits, each depicting a person maintaining a position. As each video progresses, the central figure adds a series of objects to create physical support, inviting a range of formal and visual associations. 

Holding-Still-Holding-Still-Holding is part of a project called House Services which was developed in resistance to terms of austerity in the UK. It explores the many networks of support that sustain our individual and social bodies, the points at which they collide, and the promise they hold. House Services includes the live work Carareretetatakakekerers (2021). 

By Nicola Conibere
Photography: Christa Holka
Performers: Annie Hanauer, Helka Kaski, Ming
Costume & Set Design: Lucille Acevedo-Jones
Lighting: Gene Giron
Dramaturg: Martin Hargreaves

Carareretetatakakekerers (2021) Photos: Christa Holka.


Portrait photo of Nicola Conibere by Christa Holka.

Nicola Conibere

Nicola Conibere is a choreographer and academic. Her recent work Carareretetatakakekerers was shown in the Lilian Baylis Theatre at Sadler’s Wells in 2021. She makes works for stages and art galleries and has presented at venues including Hayward Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Tramway, Dance House Helsinki, International Biennial of Sydney. Her work explores the politics of bodies, performance and potentials of the choreographic. She regularly collaborates with Helka Kaski and Martin Hargreaves.