January 11-13 and 18-20, 2018

The Durham Fruit Company

305 S Dillard St, Durham, North Carolina

tickets available here!

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.

photo by Tom O'Doherty

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Nicola Bullock is a sponsored artist with The Performance Zone Inc (dba The Field), a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization serving the performing arts community. Contributions to The Field earmarked for Nicola Bullock are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about The Field contact: The Field, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 906 New York, NY 10038, phone: 212-691-6969 or for our national charities registration. A copy of our latest financial report may be obtained from The Field or from the Office of Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.

IMAGO is growing up! 

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Artistic and Production Team

Nicola Bullock Choreographer and Performer Nicola Bullock is a dancer, choreographer, and performance artist. Originally from Chapel Hill, Nicola moved to New York City in 2001 to train in contemporary and hip-hop dance. In 2009 she moved to Durham, where she found success performing with dance companies,  choreographing for theatre, and producing art parties and events. Nicola moved to Berlin in 2016 where she has made dance-theater works for art events including Get F*cked, Nah Dran, and Witch Rave, and choreographed the 3D film "The Nothing Is Coming". Her work investigates the range of human expression as a means to create potent images and meaning. She holds a bachelors degree in Psychology and Dance and is an original co-founder of DIDA. IMAGO is her second evening-length Show. photo by Jon Haas

Nicola Bullock
Choreographer and Performer

Nicola Bullock is a dancer, choreographer, and performance artist. Originally from Chapel Hill, Nicola moved to New York City in 2001 to train in contemporary and hip-hop dance. In 2009 she moved to Durham, where she found success performing with dance companies,  choreographing for theatre, and producing art parties and events. Nicola moved to Berlin in 2016 where she has made dance-theater works for art events including Get F*cked, Nah Dran, and Witch Rave, and choreographed the 3D film "The Nothing Is Coming". Her work investigates the range of human expression as a means to create potent images and meaning. She holds a bachelors degree in Psychology and Dance and is an original co-founder of DIDA. IMAGO is her second evening-length Show.

photo by Jon Haas

Nicolle Wasserman Production Manager Nicolle Mitchell Wasserman was born in New York City and raised in a creative household by parents who dedicated their lives to the arts. She began her own artistic exploration at an early age and devoted her childhood through early twenties to an intensive study of dance, music, theater, and visual arts. Nicolle’s dedication to dance led her to obtain a B.F.A. in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. Recently, Nicolle received a M.A. in Arts Administration from Goucher College, where she was presented with the Jean Wilhelm Award for Best Major Paper for her thesis, "Diversity En Pointe: Minimizing Discriminatory Hiring Practices To Increase Ballet’s Cultural Relevance In America." She most recently held the position of Director of School Administration for ten years at the illustrious American Dance Festival. In this role, Nicolle managed the administration and operations for five educational programs, annually supporting over six hundred dance artists who chose ADF as their dance home at programs in North Carolina, New York, and California. Currently, Nicolle is pursuing arts administration opportunities while learning to ride a motorcycle in beautiful Santa Fe, NM. Photo by Danelle Beede

Nicolle Wasserman
Production Manager

Nicolle Mitchell Wasserman was born in New York City and raised in a creative household by parents who dedicated their lives to the arts. She began her own artistic exploration at an early age and devoted her childhood through early twenties to an intensive study of dance, music, theater, and visual arts. Nicolle’s dedication to dance led her to obtain a B.F.A. in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. Recently, Nicolle received a M.A. in Arts Administration from Goucher College, where she was presented with the Jean Wilhelm Award for Best Major Paper for her thesis, "Diversity En Pointe: Minimizing Discriminatory Hiring Practices To Increase Ballet’s Cultural Relevance In America." She most recently held the position of Director of School Administration for ten years at the illustrious American Dance Festival. In this role, Nicolle managed the administration and operations for five educational programs, annually supporting over six hundred dance artists who chose ADF as their dance home at programs in North Carolina, New York, and California. Currently, Nicolle is pursuing arts administration opportunities while learning to ride a motorcycle in beautiful Santa Fe, NM.

Photo by Danelle Beede

Josephine Decker Dramaturg Josephine Decker is an actress and director, known for Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, Collective Unconscious, and Butter on the Latch. Visit Josephine's website to learn more about her!

Josephine Decker
Dramaturg

Josephine Decker is an actress and director, known for Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, Collective Unconscious, and Butter on the Latch.

Visit Josephine's website to learn more about her!

Liam O'Neill Technical Director From Carrboro, North Carolina, Liam has a history in stagehand work and theatrical performance and a future in puppeteering, film production, dance, and acting. Credits include: Amadeus (Leviathan). Love's Infrastructure (Torry Bend). Tarantino's Yellow Speedo (Little Green Pig). Undone (Nicola Bullock). The Emotions of Normal People (Little Green Pig). 

Liam O'Neill
Technical Director

From Carrboro, North Carolina, Liam has a history in stagehand work and theatrical performance and a future in puppeteering, film production, dance, and acting. Credits include: Amadeus (Leviathan). Love's Infrastructure (Torry Bend). Tarantino's Yellow Speedo (Little Green Pig). Undone (Nicola Bullock). The Emotions of Normal People (Little Green Pig). 

JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell Technical Director JaMeeka is a baby sibling, a Cancer, proud member of the Beyhive, momma to the dopest three-year-old, a witty wife, and a former kickass stage manager. Now she directs, mostly with Black Ops, a cool theatre company in Durham, NC that she founded in 2015.  Idiosyncratic, provocative work with nuanced insight into the subterranes of the human heart and mind delight JaMeeka most. JaMeeka is no stranger to the "cannon", in fact, Ibsen wrote her favorite play; however, she find herself most at home and passionate about stories by melanin-skinned folks, women, and the non-cis.   Visit Jameeka's website to find out more about her!

JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell
Technical Director

JaMeeka is a baby sibling, a Cancer, proud member of the Beyhive, momma to the dopest three-year-old, a witty wife, and a former kickass stage manager. Now she directs, mostly with Black Ops, a cool theatre company in Durham, NC that she founded in 2015. 

Idiosyncratic, provocative work with nuanced insight into the subterranes of the human heart and mind delight JaMeeka most.

JaMeeka is no stranger to the "cannon", in fact, Ibsen wrote her favorite play; however, she find herself most at home and passionate about stories by melanin-skinned folks, women, and the non-cis.  

Visit Jameeka's website to find out more about her!

Judith Förster Costume designer Judith Förster is a costume designer, choreographer and performer. She works on the shore of choreography and visual arts. In her costume work she is interested in transforming the body and its shapes into abstract materialities and inventing other functions/corporealities through prosthetic gadgets.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Costume Design and is currently part of the Dance, Context and Choreography program at HZT in Berlin. Her current and long term artistic obsessions include odd states of mind and body, breathwork, effects of external and self-produced sound on bodies in relation for example binaural beats, durational installations and somatic singing. She teaches Kundalini Yoga and workshops on witchcraft and defragmentation of the body and the body/mind complex.

Judith Förster
Costume designer

Judith Förster is a costume designer, choreographer and performer. She works on the shore of choreography and visual arts. In her costume work she is interested in transforming the body and its shapes into abstract materialities and inventing other functions/corporealities through prosthetic gadgets.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Costume Design and is currently part of the Dance, Context and Choreography program at HZT in Berlin. Her current and long term artistic obsessions include odd states of mind and body, breathwork, effects of external and self-produced sound on bodies in relation for example binaural beats, durational installations and somatic singing. She teaches Kundalini Yoga and workshops on witchcraft and defragmentation of the body and the body/mind complex.