Nichole Canuso, Geoff Sobelle, Lars Jan
Nichole Canuso Dance Company (NCDC) creates performance experiences that embrace the complexity and absurdity of humanity. Projects sit at the crossroads of movement, visual art, and theater, bringing dance out of conventional spaces to engage audiences in adventurous ways. Past Fringe shows include The Garden (2013) an immersive experience for six audience members at a time led via headset, As the Eyes of the Seahorse (2011)a collaboration with six piece band The Mural and The Mint, TAKES(2010) a cinematic sculpture viewable from multiple perspectives, and Wandering Alice (2008) a roaming performance that occupied the halls and stairways of Christ Church Neighborhood House.
In addition to being artistic director of NCDC, Canuso has been an active member of the Philadelphia performance community since 1997. She was a company member of Headlong Dance Theater for twelve years, has performed with Pig Iron Theater Company, and co-founded Moxie Dance Collective. Canuso also has a background in physical theater and clowning, and worked with physical theater master Bill Irwin as a creator/performer in The Happiness Lecture. She is currently on faculty at the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training (APT), and Headlong Performance Institute (HPI), and has been commissioned by Bryn Mawr College, American Philosophical Society Museum, Axis Dance Company, Temple University, among others.