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Surface Area Dance Theatre CIC

Surface Area Dance Theatre in collaboration with artists, academics and participants continues to develop an original movement language that is formed by identity. This reflecting the artistic and social commitments of our company and is achieved by dedicating the company's resources to periods of intensive research, the presentation of dance through live performance, interdisciplinary collaborations and international cultural exchange. Our company is Co-Directed by Nicole Vivien Watson and Paul Miller, we are representative of our community, and resources are maintained to enable a continued discourse with the deaf and hearing community, via communication channels in English and British Sign Language.

We use the definition from the Equality Act 2010, which defines a disabled person as someone who has a mental or physical impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activity.

 

Engagement

As an organisation we greatly value the opportunity to connect with our immediate  and international dance community.

Collaborators

Surface Area Dance Theatre endeavour to establish meaning and lasting relationships with collaborators.

Repertoire

Selected Repertoire

"It's more about movement than dance; and those movements have only been arrived at through long, drawn out exercises in stripping away layer upon layer of socially conditioned thought and action to eventually reveal the twitching, pulsing sentient being suffocating underneath". Review of Project Godie Live Events: Kopf, Biba. The Wire. (2016, November). On Site. Exhibitions, installations, etc. p.83

Action Learning

“Very pleased to mention that I am now a member of Action Learning. Facilitated by Independent Dance and Dancers’ Career Development, with support from the Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund. Look forward to meet my fellow set members, at the Siobhan Davies Studios later in the month”. Nicole Vivien Watson

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Hands of Goze at the Daiwa Foundation

This evening’s talk at the Daiwa Foundation was truly inspiring. I’m thankful to have heard Professor Kojiro Hirose’s touching account of meeting Haru Kobayashi (1900-2005), who was known as the “last Goze”. Goze is a term referring to visually-impaired female musicians who travelled Japan playing shamisen. After World War II, with the expansion of the…

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Surface Area Dance Theatre: The Mud Formed A Finger, Pointed & Raft at Berwick Visual Arts

The Mud Formed A Finger, Pointed explores creation myth and Messy Play, while Raft is a navigation of self via astrology – two live 20-30 minute performances with a 30 minute interval. Made in collaboration between Matthew De Kersaint Giraudeau, Ben Jeans Houghton and Nicole Vivien Watson. The Mud Formed A Finger, Pointed offers a study of the human…

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THE MUD FORMED A FINGER, POINTED & RAFT

THE MUD FORMED A FINGER, POINTED & RAFT   8th of December 17, at CCA: GLASGOW https://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/surface-area-dance-theatre-the-mud-formed-a-finger-pointed-raft   20th of December 17, at  WORKPLACE GATESHEAD http://www.workplacegallery.co.uk/events/65/    Two live 20-30 minute performances with a 30 minute intermission. The Mud Formed A Finger, Pointed explores creation myth and Messy Play, while Raft is a navigation of…

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Where Our Roots Are Planted – Volunteer Dance Opportunity in partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Guest producers Nicole Vivien Watson and Paul Miller are delighted to welcome San Francisco’s award-winning deaf dance artist Antoine to the region and we are looking for 20 volunteer dance participants to join him in a dynamic week of creative dance activities. Where Our Roots Are Planted is a week long project taking place during the day from Monday 9 October…

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伯父 UNCLE

伯父 UNCLE offers audiences an intimate and personal insight into the Butoh world. Yoshito Ohno gifted the waistcoat, exhibited in the center – point of the room, to Nicole after their reunion in Yokohama, at the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio in 2016. The waistcoat’s skillful craftsmanship and modest design are emblematic of the qualities that…

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A SURFACE AREA DANCE THEATRE CIC PROJECT
We are a limited company registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC) on 14th May 2007. Company number 6245579