Assembly is a live, choreographic work devised by UK-based artist Nicola Conibere for galleries, civic spaces and performance places.
Exploring shifts in relationships between individual and collective bodies, its configurations respond to the presence of spectators in an investigation of how other people can appear to us. Performed over three consecutive days, Assembly acknowledges each spectator’s unique presence without asking them to do more than watch.
Nicola Conibere is an artist and lecturer whose research is located in the nexus between dance, theatre and performance studies, addressing what choreographic practice offers to the politics of spectatorship, participation and notions of publics. Her work explores the potentials of how bodies relate, investigating states of exchange between people, duration, place and other materials.
Creation supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and presented as part of the 20th Biennale of Sydney in association with Critical Path, with support from Dance4. Originally produced by Dance4.
This piece was performed as part of Nottdance 2013.
For more information about past Nottdance festivals please visit the Nottdance archive.