Katrina Brown is a UK/NL-based interdisciplinary choreographer working across performance, time-based installation, drawing score and digital and material page composition. She produces solo performance and collaborative works – often presenting in theatre, gallery and other spaces in which there is a wandering public.
I implement drawing as a way of revealing political, material, graphic and sensual entanglements of working and moving on the floor. Drawing operates as score, live event, material process and residual evidence – allowed to unfold as choreographic activity rather than gestural expressive act – an activity that facilitates and brings to attention the gravitational forces and surface dimension of movement – drawing as a means to explore surfaces of paper, floor, skin and screen in their capacity to touch, support, make visible and distribute evidence.
Her practice-based PhD thesis intersect/surface/body: A Choreographic View of Drawing was submitted in April 2017 (Falmouth University/UAL) – a practical investigation of drawing in relation to material process, scoring action and surface touch.
The series of live durational drawing scores, She’s only doing this: scoresand the installation Translucent Surface/Quiet body, have evolved from the research. kbdraw
Katrina was freelance choreographer/teacher in the Netherlands for 23 years, producing work through DansWerkplaats and [Nes]theaters and completing her MA at Dance Unlimited, Theatre School Amsterdam in Choreography and New Media in 2006. The performance event Etsbeest is a collaboration with songwriter and artist Han Buhrs, for and with a pre-school audience has travelled throughout Europe to festivals and urban projects since 2008. She relocated to the UK in 2009 and is currently part-time Senior Lecturer Choreography at Falmouth University (previously Dartington College of Arts). She has collaborated since 2011 with choreographer Rosanna Irvine with work including the performance-installation what remains and is to come (ongoing),the artist book what remains and is to come: A Document (2014) and video installationsurface/sphere commissioned by Independent Dance/Siobhan Davies Dance for the What Festival 2016.
Katrina Brown will be resident in Šilainiai 3-10 November 2017.
Meeting with the artist at Šilainiai library (Baltų pr. 81, Kaunas) – 9 November 2017, 18:00.
Šilainiai Project 2017 Artist residencies are partly financed by Lithuanian Culture Council.