Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Nichole Canuso

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: Philadelphia
MacDowell fellowships: 2018

Nichole Canuso is a choreographer experimenting with the participation of audience bodies and personal narratives through a cross-pollination of disciplines. Recent projects include Pandæmonium, a cinematic work of recorded and live movement, presented at New York Live Arts and The Garden of Forking Paths, a multi-lingual sound and movement installation. Presentation of her work includes Dance Theater Workshop, American Repertory Theater, Velocity, ODC, The International Festival for Art and Ideas. Artistic residencies include Maggie Alessee National Center for Choregraphy (MANCC), Millay Colony for the Arts and Workshop Foundation in Budapest, Hungary. She is a 2017 Pew Fellow. While in residence at MacDowell she conducted research for Copresence an interactive video installation connecting individuals separated by distances of geography, culture and identity. The project is a companion to the stage production, Pandæmonium, which premiered at New York Live Arts in 2016 and was shown again in Los Angeles as part of the LAX festival in October 2018. She also spent time editing a new dance film using footage she shot in Budapest, Hungary.

Studios

Nef

Nichole Canuso worked in the Nef studio.

Nef Studio, the first entirely new studio built after 1937, was donated by esteemed photographer, explorer, author, and MacDowell Fellow Evelyn Steffanson Nef in 1992. Endowed funds for the studio’s maintenance in perpetuity and an annual Fellowship for photographers were given in addition to funds for construction. Mrs. Nef said she had known about MacDowell all her…

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