Dr Katrina Brown
Senior Lecturer Dance & Choreography
Dr. Katrina Brown is a choreographer with an interdisciplinary hybrid practice across movement, drawing and still-and-moving image. Her work is presented in gallery-like situations, theatre spaces and site locations as well as on the artist-page. She produces material and digital documents as extensions of live work, drawing residues and processual activities of moving, drawing, sensing, thinking. Recent choreographic works included the series of durational drawing scores 'She's only doing this: scores', the documenting-installation project 'Translucent surface/Quiet body' and the collaborative works with Rosanna Irvine, 'surface/sphere' commissioned for the What Festival; The Anatomy of an Artist (Siobhan Davies Dance/Independent Dance) and performance-installation and artist book 'what remains and is the come' supported by Arts Council England.
She was based in the Netherlands for 23 years as an independent performer/choreographer/teacher including at the School for New Dance Development in 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 "body/intersect/surface: A Choreographic View of Drawing" (2017) investigated drawing as a choreographic activity in relation to material process, score and surface dimension: proposing a quiet politics of performing presence working in the horizontal plane of the floor.
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/ACE/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 internationally 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. Recent residencies at CAST in Helston, Cornwall and Silainia-Project, Lithuania have been exploring body-place through moving, drawing, writing and workshop. Two artist publications have been produced as extensions of the research process.