Three days to go until the start of Nottdance and today’s focus is Dance4 Associate Artist, Dr Gillie Kleiman.
Gillie Kleiman is an artist. Her work starts from interests in dance and choreography and manifests in various forms, with special interest in professional artworks with non-professional performers, especially those authored by the experimental choreographers championed by Dance4. Her activities take place in the fields of dance and live art and sometimes in related disciplines. Gillie’s relationship with Dance4 and Nottdance dates back to 2013.
Gillie completed a BA in Dance and Culture at the University of Surrey, and an AHRC-funded MA in Performance and Creative Research at Roehampton University, where she is now a TECHNE-funded practice-based PhD researcher. She received danceWEB scholarships in 2008 and 2013, received an Artsadmin Artist’s Bursary in 2012-3, and was part of Sadler’s Wells’ first Summer University cohort in 2011-2014.
The world premier of Gillie’s latest work, in collaboration with Greg Wohead, Familiar, opens at Fierce Festival on Thursday 17 October and runs until Friday 19 October.
Gillie lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne.