Dr Katrina Brown

Job title
Senior Lecturer, Dance

Dr. Katrina Brown is an interdisciplinary choreographer working across drawing, performance and the artist page (material and digital). She was based in The Netherlands for 23 years as an independent performer/choreographer/teacher including at the School for New Dance Development Amsterdam. She relocated to the UK to take up a post at Dartington College of Arts in 2009. She is currently Senior Lecturer Dance & Choreography at Falmouth University. Her practice-based PhD bodyintersect/surface: A Choreographic View of Drawing (2017) implemented drawing as a choreographic activity proposing a quiet politics of performing presence between materials, bodies and surfaces. 
Works included the series of drawing scores She's only doing this and the

She works in collaboration with Glasgow-based choreographer Rosanna Irvine including the performance installation and artist book what remains and is to come and surface/shhere commissioned for the What Festival 2015 by Siobhan Davies Dance/Independent Dance 2016.

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 that has traveled tinternationally to diverse urban projects, festivals and symposia.

She also has a long-standing relationship with the dance research centre L'Animal a L'Esquena in Catalonia, Spain developing work in residence including Openbook 2005, Moving/Drawing, An Archive of Traces 2006 for her Masters Degree at Theatreschool Amsterdam and more recently as part of the PhD the documenting project Translucent surface/Quiet body 2015. 


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

Membership of external committees

Director on board of Art Dot Earth

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

I approach choreography as interdisciplinary, with a particular focus on how things are made and emerge in performance : a choreographics of making. 

In my PhD I have been working with large-scale drawing as a choreographic activity between moving body and flat two-dimensional surfaces. Implementing drawing as a research tool that brings a performer to work in the horizontal plane of the floor and in a low orientation amongst her materials.

More recently I am in interested in developing performance in relation to a dorsal view and through the back and an orientation in the world that challenges forward motion.

I am interested in artistic practice as research.

Research topics

politics of performance
pratice-based research

Research outputs



Workshop; 'Mining for Lost Movement in collaboration with RCA MA critical writers as part of the Groundwork Programme of Events May 2018


Residencies exploring body-place at CAST Helston and Siliainia Project Lithuania
Artist books published 'ASSEMBLED; tilt/rhythm/dust' and 'STILLED: tilt/rhythm/concrete'


What Remains And Is To Come
Katrina Brown & Rosanna Irvine
Tramway Glasgow


What Remains And Is To Come : A Document
Katrina Brown & Rosanna Irvine
Publication of Artist Book


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


Areas of teaching

Dance Performance and Choreography

Courses taught

CHR120 Performance and Choreographic practice
CHR220 Choreography in Context
CHR260 Choreographing for the screen
DCH230 Dance Futures
DCH320 Written Research Project
DCH330 Professional Practice Project
DCH360 Practical Research Project

Policy engagement within Cornwall

CAST Helston. Developing workshops through residency/performance 2017 and Groundwork Project 2018