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.
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
Chrysanthemum Box, Hosono Hitomi, 2012. Porcelain, palladium. United Kingdom, London.Read More
“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…Read More
“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 WatsonRead More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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