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Guest Artist DCD 2009

Guest Artist Miriam King will talk about her work and perform one of her works FIBROBLAST

Miriam (Mim) King is an Artist/Choreographer/Dancer/Live Artist/Filmmaker born in London, living in Brighton, working Internationally. With an art school background she commenced her professional performance career in 1984. Moving from theatre through to dance, and in more recent years to live art and film, her most significant training was with Anton Adasinsky & his performance company DEREVO at their former studio in Leningrad, Russia in 1990.Mim’s work is influenced by Butoh dance. She’s has been creating her own unique performances since 1992, taking her to live art festivals and artist-in-residences around the world. She has researched, lectured and presented work in many countries including Ireland, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Czech Republic, Iceland, China, Korea, USA, New Zealand and Australia. Her award winning dance film work has been shown at Lincoln Centre/New York, Pompidou Centre/Paris, ICA/London, the Venice Bienale and at the Sydney Opera House, Australia and in every continent (excluding Antarctica).

Large scale choreographies include “Sleepwalker” for dance company High Spin performed at Corn Exchange, Brighton, Hackney Empire and Sadlers Wells, London. Artist in Residences include “The Fountain Project”, as part of Arts Council Year of the Artist. She has been Artist in Residence at The Firkin Crane, Cork, Ireland, and in 2008 Miriam had an Artist in Residency at The Point, Eastliegh creating her performance instalation “The Reading Room”. Miriam currently has an Artist in Residency at La Piscine, Musee d’art et Industrie, Roubaix in Northern France, funded by CCN.

Miriam is on the editorial panel for Total Theatre Magazine, regularly contributing articles and reviews. She’s a member of Movement 12 and a visiting lecturer teaching Performance and Choreography at various establishments including University of Brighton.

An evocative solo dance whereby the dance happens below and immediately apon the surface of the skin.

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