Katrina Brown is a UK/NL based choreographer working across performance, installation and drawing and the translation of ideas between time-based movement and two-dimensional surfaces of floor, wall, skin, page and screen. Her choreographic practice produces different kinds of outcomes, including live performance, drawing, still & moving image, writing and graphic scores, these often developing over many years as ongoing investigations. She creates material and digital documents and artist pages as choreographic dissemination of live work and of temporary drawing residues and processual activities of moving, drawing, sensing and thinking.
Ongoing work includes a series of durational drawing scores, She’s only doing this, and the video-installation Translucent surface/Quiet body working with themes of horizontality and the entanglements of material-visual-haptic. A body is scored too in a recent residency at Extrapool Nijmegen in 2018 set up a dialogue between moving-drawing large-scale on the wall and the figurative representation of the body in a notebook, working with a mechanical curiosity to gesture, axis, surface and memory.
Her practice-based PhD, intersect/surface/body: A Choreographic View of Drawing (2018) University of Arts London/Falmouth University, investigated drawing as choreographic activity in relation to material, score and surface dimension through a series of live and documented works; proposing a ‘quiet political’ presence of a performing body amongst other materials, objects and bodies. Katrina is currently part-time Senior Lecturer Dance & Choreography at Falmouth University.
In Netherlands, her choreographic work was supported by Amsterdam City and national funding bodies and co-produced by [Nes]theaters Amsterdam between 1990-2004. She completed the masters programme in Choreography and New Media at Dance Unlimited, Theatre School Amsterdam 2004- 2006 producing works including HandsUp/HandsDown, FLAA_T and Echo Echo that incorporated drawing into performance and designing the website Moving-Drawing: An Archive of Traces. She has developed research projects with support from L’Animal à L’Esquena in Spain, Het Veem Theater Amsterdam, Centro Coreografico de La Gomera.