NAT CURSIO creates choreographies, curated programs and developmental platforms under the umbrella Nat Cursio Co. Her work has been presented in Taipei, Seoul, Busan, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Limerick (IRE) and around Australia and she has participated in and been invited to contribute to dance and cross-disciplinary projects across Australia, Asia and Europe. Nat makes performances in theatrical, site-responsive and domestic settings often concerned with the act of noticing: situations where we might notice ourselves and each other in ways that are not always prominent in daily life, where the work can act as both an escape from and a return to the world in which we live. Vulnerability, resilience and hope are recurrent themes and her ongoing interest in our delicate ecosystems and in environmental conservation results in artistic work that exerts a decidedly low carbon footprint and is adaptable for space and context.
RECENT WORKS include: AT LEAST FOR A WHILE ANYWAY, a large-scale video portrait of dance veteran Don Asker created in collaboration with Daniel Crooks (commissioned by and premiering at Carriageworks, 24 Frames Per Second), recently screened at Light Moves, Ireland and ACMI Melbourne; RECOVERY with Shannon Bott and UK-based Simon Ellis, a candid duet about grief (The Substation, choreographer-in-residence; BLIZZARD, a poetic, uncompromising response to the climate crisis using dance and acoustic sound as integrated modes (The Substation, choreographer-in-residence); PRIVATE DANCES, a program of intimate mini dances presented in tents, remounted 2013 with Darebin Arts (after award-winning original, 2010 Next Wave Festival) and followed by a Hong Kong Edition at Freespace Fest 2014; THE MIDDLE ROOM, a ceremonial one-on-one playdate in my home, commissioned by Theatre Works for the Inaugural Festival of Live Art, since re-framed in contexts including conferences, workshops and a mini-residency at Raygun Lab, QLD. IN DEVELOPMENT: TINY SLOPES, a work about learning to skateboard, Dance Massive 2017; and LOOP, a participatory dance work for your children.
RECENT COLLABORATIONS include: co-creator on PLAYING SHOP (Nat Cursio + Nicola Gunn FOLA); movement direction and additional dramaturgy for HELLO, GOODBYE & HAPPY BIRTHDAY (Ros Oades/Malthouse Theatre); co-devisor and performer for GREEN SCREEN (Nicola Gunn/Sans Hotel/MTC); performer for A STRING SECTION (Belgian/UK company Reckless Sleepers); performer for TREMOR (Ashley Dyer, Arts House).Tiny Slopes www.natcursio.com