Katrina Brown

Job title
Senior Lecturer, Dance

Katrina Brown is an interdisciplinary choreographer working with drawing, new media and performance. She was based in The Netherlands for 23 years as an independent performer/choreographer and teacher and she relocated to the UK to take up a post as lecturer at Dartington College of Arts in 2009. She is currently senior lecturer in dance and choreography at Falmouth University and is also PhD student researching Body Intersect Surface: Choreographics of Drawing In, As and After Performance.

The recent project What Remains And Is To Come, a performance installation from 2012-14 is a collaboration between herself and Rosanna Irvine. They have recently published an artist book extending from the live event, What Remains And Is To Come: A Document, with photographs, video stills, scores and short essays by Ramsay Burt, Ivana Ivković and Mark Leahy.

In The Netherlands her choreographic work was produced by DansWerkplaats Amsterdam and the [Nes]Theaters in Amsterdam and supported by Dutch funding bodies. 
She has a long-standing collaboration with musician/composer Han Buhrs, including the film Waterman for the BBC/NPS Dance for the Camera in 2003, live duet project ECHO 2006 and Etsbeest 2008-2014, a performance for and with a pre-school audience. Etsbeest continues to be invited to festivals and symposia all over Europe, including Strasbourg, Nantes and Cockermouth Cumbria in 2014. She also has a long-standing relationship with the dance research centre L'Animal a L'Esquena in Catalonia, Spain to develop work in residence.


YearQualificationAwarding body
BEd 1st Class Hons
AHK Amsterdam
Iokai Shiatsu Diploma

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

I have an interest in choreography as interdisciplinary, with a particular focus on how things are made and emerge in performance, how things appear or unfold in time: a choreographics of making. I am working with large-scale drawing as a choreographic activity between moving body and flat two-dimensional surfaces. By considering drawing in, as and after performance, I can work with the tension between what is happening, what is appearing and what is remaining on the surface. In this way I am working with performance as an immersive event for both performer and public in configurations of body-space-material-time.

I am mostly working with charcoal on paper; as material, pigment and tool. Performances are often an activation and unfolding of material and temporal processes. Recent artistic projects What Remains And Is To Come in collaboration with Rosanna Irvine and in which we work with charcoal, paper, body and breath and I'm Only Doing This: Solo Scores in which I work with processes of repetition and continuation, intention and accident in durational score-like events.

Research centre and group affiliations

Material & Visual Culture

Research topics

drawing in performance

Research outputs



What Remains And Is To Come
Katrina Brown & Rosanna Irvine
A performance installation


What Remains And Is To Come : A Document
Katrina Brown & Rosanna Irvine
An artist book


Katrina Brown & Han Buhrs
A performance event for and with pre-school children


Areas of teaching

Dance Performance and Choreography

Courses taught

CHR210 Directing Choreography
CHR230 Choreography and Collaboration (Music and Dance)
CHR330 Professional Performance Practice
CHR340 Complimentary Practice
CHR320 Dissertation