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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

A research and cultural development journey to West Japan

Company Director, Nicole Vivien Watson, returns to the UK from a remarkable journey to the West coast of Japan. The venture was motivated by her on-going research into the life and works of Lafcadio Hearn (小泉八雲).  The photographs below were taken at Hearn’s former residence in Metsue. With many thanks and kind wishes to Bon…

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With support from Dancers Career Development

Over the Summer months, Nicole will enrol on an Experimental Filmmaking course at City Lit, in Covent Garden, London. The course will increase Nicole’s knowledge and understanding of filmmaking process and techniques. This adventure and forward-step, is made possible by a bursary, awarded to Nicole by Dancers Career Development. ” I am thrilled to have…

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Research day at the Oriental Museum, Durham University (UK)

Chrysanthemum Box, Hosono Hitomi, 2012. Porcelain, palladium. United Kingdom, London.

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In partnership with the New York Butoh Institute

“With thanks to Arts Council England – Artists International Development Fund, I can accept an invitation from the New York Butoh Institute, to perform and participate in the Institute’s annual festival of conferences, live-performances and presentations, taking place in Manhattan over a period of 21 days, throughout October 2018. I look forward to celebrating the…

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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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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