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I build choreographic structures that create agency for performers to move within something that matters to them. The effect is a feeling of collective importance which creates chemical reactions toward emotionally generative movement. 

To observe my work is to experience awareness heightening along with the performers. Moving towards the unfound experiences, where mysteries can be discovered is fundamental to my work. 

Utilizing investigation, rigor, and experimentation to feel unforeseen forces within the body, intelligence, and emotions. The unknown forces have the moving power to access healing and awakening in performance - as performance.  

Nicole Mannarino is a choreographer based in New York City. She has presented her collaborative work at Danspace at St Marks Church (NYC), Movement Research at the Judson Memorial Church (NYC), The Jam Handy (Detroit, MI), The Invisible Dog Art Center (NYC), and Lincoln Center’s Hearst Plaza for REUNIONS, curated by Kyle Abraham (NYC). She produced her first and second choreographic works at Central Park, Squibb Park, Washington Hall Park, and Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 (NYC). Her latest work, 10 Seconds til Midnight, premiered at Kestrels (NYC) in October and November 2023. 

Nicole received a New York Dance and Performance "Bessie” award for her performance in Sarah Michelson’s Devotion Study #1—The American Dancer, honored with the Bucksbaum Award at the 2012 Whitney Biennial. Nicole also received a “Full Production Bessie” award for Kyle Abraham’s The Radio Show in 2010. Through her work with Kyle Abraham, Moriah Evans, Beth Gill, Juliana F. May, Sarah Michelson, and others, she has performed at The Chocolate Factory, Danspace Project, The Kitchen, MOMA, MOMA PS1, On the Boards, PS122, PICA, The Walker Arts Center, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Yale Union; and internationally at Rockbund Museum (Shanghai, China) and Dance Umbrella (London, United Kingdom).

Photo by Karl Otto from TUNE at The Jam Handy (Detroit, MI)

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