upcoming

Unfinished Fridays at Lake Studios
Friday October 20
20:00

In which I present a 10-minute excerpt from IMAGO
find more information about the evening here

LEZ BE ON IT
Schwuz Nightclub Berlin

Friday November 3 AND Friday December 1!
23:00

DJ-Producer Sky Deep presents an evening of rowdiness and revelry, and will obviously need some backup gogo dancers along the way! Join us for an evening sure to be remembered. LEZ BE ON IT together!

NAH DRAN
ada studios
Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 3
20:30

more info coming soon!


interests

divination
I spend many mornings with my tarot cards or with the I Ching. They teach me to trust the varied and diverse processes of life : synchronicity, transformation, patience, and action.

 

current projects

Imago

imago, n.
1. (entomology) the final and fully developed adult stage of an insect, typically winged
2. (psychoanalysis) an unconscious idealized mental image of someone, especially a parent, which influences a person's behaviour

What happens when dreams and reality collide? In an original dance-theater work, choreographer and performer Nicola Bullock offers audiences an experience that explores the ground between what we are and what we imagine ourselves to be. A masked creature awakens in an unfamiliar world, cringes at the sight of light, and moves its alien body for the first time. As it gradually morphs into a more recognizable form - a human body - its animal instincts contend with social constructions of femininity, ageing, and desire. Bound by the rigidity of these concepts, the creature struggles to adopt “identity-appropriate” behavior while remaining connected to its wild nature. Inspired by science-fiction, Greek mythology, Impressionist paintings, and Golden-Era movies, IMAGO draws viewers into a space where truth and illusion are inseparable.

January 11-13 and 18-20, 2018

The Durham Fruit Company

305 S Dillard St, Durham, North Carolina

 

ongoing

Pilates Classes
on hold for the summer months ... check back in the fall, and in the meantime, visit  workout-berlin.de for awesome pilates privates and classes!

Queer Workout
workout class co-created and co-taught with Sarah Bouars...check out our promo video and keep your ears out for classes coming soon! and follow us on Facebook!


2017

July
BE AS YOU DO: Acceptance and Resistance, a five-day collaborative workshop with the inimitable Leah Wilks at pOnderosa. Technical physical tasks, committed durational processes, and suggested improvisational explorations steer our journey. Stolzenhagen, DE (dance, teaching)

May
THE MOVING PARADOX SERIES: Acceptance and Resistance, a weekly workshop series at K77 for the month of May, used somatic and dance exercises to facilitate awareness around where-when-and-how our bodies experience acceptance and resistance in stillness, movement, and physical relationships. Berlin, DE (dance, somatics, teaching)

March 23 - April 2
During this artist residency at Wolf Kino in collaboration with director Josephine Decker, I co-created and choreographed a Virtual Reality Film that poses (and proposes an answer) to the question, What if Sesame Street taught children about sex, sexuality, and porn? Berlin, DE (collaboration, choreography, performance)

February 14 - March 8
Ponderosa on the Road : ISRAEL Three weeks in Israel with other members of the extended pOnderosa family. We taught classes and workshops, hosted a performance marathon, and did a lot of contact improv with the Israeli people. In between events we travelled the country, staying with local people and learning about the history, culture, and politics of the place. (teaching, dancing, producing)

Wednesday January 25
FANCY, an original performance piece I choreographed and performed in in which I embodied the imaginary love child of Sally Bowles (Cabaret) and Alex DeLarge (A Clockwork Orange). Performed at Ludwig in Berlin, DE (choreography, performance)

January 18 - February 13
A one-month long residency at betOnest, a former cement factory in the village of Stolpe/Oder in northeast Germany. I documented my experiences here - including a Women's March and a lot of standing - in this blog. Stolpe, DE (writing, art)

2016

Saturday December 10
Fish, Reptile, Mammal, a three-hour workshop at Ponderosa's SNOW CAMP that focuses on the biomechanics of evolution, answering questions such as: Why do our eyes face forwards, and our spines move in three directions? Stolzenhagen, DE  {teaching, producing}

Friday October 21
Sweet and Tangy, a drag piece inspired by fruit, hunting, and the American South, premieres at Get F*cked with Olympia Bukkakis and Friends, a "bigger, better, and tastier Queer Performance Night" at Café Engels in Berlin, DE {choreography, performance}

Friday September 16 - Sunday September 19
Queeries showing, a three-day public sharing of a two-week exchange of experiences and practices at Ponderosa, held at Ausland in Berlin, DE {performance}
featuring too many brilliant artists to name them all here; check out this page for more! (collaboration, performance)

Friday July 22
One More Timea showing of works done, undone, and never-before-run at The Durham Fruit Company in Durham, NC {choreography, performing}
featuring performances with Zoia Cisneros, Liam O'Neill, Leah Wilks, and Matthew Young (choreography, performance, producing)

Friday May 20 - Sunday May 22
Rift, a duet in collaboration with New Zealand dancer and choreographer Vicky Kapo, premieres at the Real.Live.People Presents show at The Latvian Society in Philadelphia, PA {choreography, collaboration, performance}

Tuesday May 10 - Wednesday May 18
Creator-in-Residence at Earthdance with New Zealand dancer and choreographer Vicky Kapo {choreography, collaboration}

Friday April 29
There Will Be Rolling, a duet in collaboration with actor and dancer Liam O'Neill, premieres at 1x2x3: An Evening of Duets at The Carrack Modern Art in downtown Durham, NC {choreography, collaboration, performance}

Saturday April 16
Choreography for musician Kamara Thomas' latest music video, Oh Gallows, at Shadowbox Studios in Durham, NC {choreography}

Friday March 25
Durham Independent Dance Artists (DIDA) fundraiser at The Vault in Durham, NC {producing}

Saturday March 19
Viewpoints Lab at The Durham Dance Tsunami in Durham, NC {teaching} 

Thursday February 4 - Saturday February 6
US premiere of Of Gods and Sea Monsters at the Greensboro Fringe Festival {choreography, performance}

Saturday January 16
Somatic Improvisation Workshop at Ninth Street Dance {teaching}