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Elise Nuding is an independent artist-researcher working with dance and choreography.

“Working within and around the frameworks of practice-based research, I consider practice and theory to be intrinsically linked—a position I am still trying to untangle the implications of. In the meantime, I continue to be inspired by the intelligence, vulnerability, and unpredictability of the dancing body .

At present my research is composed of three strands: an exploration of the human body as an entangled entity; intersections between writing and dance; and improvisation in/as performance. At times these strands overlap and at times they diverge, and the research unfolds through studio exploration, workshops/open lab sessions, verbal dialogue, and critical/reflective writing.

Originally from the UK, I started working professionally in 2010 and hold an MA with Distinction from London Contemporary Dance School and BA in Archaeology from Brown University. I work as a dancer/choreographer/writer/teacher/performer, negotiating my status as an independent artist exploring what artistic research is and can be outside of the academy. In addition to performing and making dance both individually and collaboratively, I write reflectively and critically—both about my own practice and about the wider constellation of dance practices I encounter—and my writing has been published in a range of academic journals and independent/artist-led publications.”


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