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MERTZ GILMORE FOUNDATION LATE STAGE CREATIVE STIPEND

 

2019 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE LAURA K. NICOLL

ABOUT LAURA: Laura K. Nicoll is originally from Mt. Desert Island, Maine and currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a classically trained dancer who studied at American Ballet TheaterPacific Northwest Ballet, and Suzanne Farrell. After she graduated from high school, Laura joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s corps de ballet where she was also a union representative. Following her ballet career, she performed on the Norwegian Dawn (a cruise ship!). Laura has been working with theater director / new media designer Reid Farrington since 2009, as a performer in The Passion Project, and A Christmas Carol, and as a choreographer for Tyson vs. Ali, CasablancaBox, and BrandoCapote (premiering in Fall 2019). Laura creates site-conditional performances, often in public space or non-traditional dance venues as well as short dance films. Her work has been presented recently as part of the Estrogenius Festival in NYC, Maine Moves, Portland Dance Month, and has been supported by an artist residency at Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, Maine. In addition to choreographing and performing, Laura also has experience with Marketing, Communications, and Strategic Planning for non-profit arts organizations and individual artists working in all disciplines.

FEATURED PROJECT Private Dancer : Private Dancer is a kind of solo. The movement was born from one body and has been transferred to other bodies and it is never exactly the same and can be done over and over again. The performance is the remixing and unfolding of the material as well as the exposure of relations between gaze and labor, gazer and laborer.

Photo by Jonathan Hsu Laura Nicoll at Bates Dance Festival 2018Laura K. Nicoll, Choreographer / Performer
Roger Casey (Toon), Music Producer / Composer
Rufus Morgan Kreilkamp Nicoll, Producer

PRIVATE DANCER WORK-IN-PROGRESS PERFORMANCE
Monday, August 26th 2019 (7pm)

at Union Street Dance (725 Union Street, Brooklyn NY 11215)
Tickets $12, on sale soon!

 

 

 

 PAST UNION STREET DANCE A.I.R. (MGF LSCS RECIPIENTS)

 

myeyespromoshot1_1.jpgRakia Seaborn (2018)
Developing A Ruin

Parul Shah (2017)
Developing Enduring Silence 

Christina Noel & the Creature (2015)
Developing Ash & Honey

Jamal Jackson (2014)
Developing The People Vs

Satoshi Haga and Rie Fukuzawa
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binbinFactory (2013)
Developing Untitled

Francine Ott (2012)
Developing House of Morning 

 

ABOUT THE AWARD: Eva Dean Dance has a long history granting Brooklyn dance artists an opportunity to develop and present new work with the support of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation Late Stage Creative Stipend. This RFP is Mertz Gilmore Foundation’s effort to address the insufficiency of resources available to dancemakers in the later stages of their development process. The award comes with monetary support for the project, a space grant at Union Street Dance to rehearse and develop the work, and a public work-in-progress showing at Union Street Dance. 

 

     ***This program is funded by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation 

 

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