Nikki Heywood

“the physical, the somatic, the perceptual practise of moving switches something else on in the imagination.”

Nikki Heywood

Nikki Heywood is a Sydney-based interdisciplinary artist working across dance, performance, writing and live art.  Nikki’s practice includes devising, direction and choreography as a solo performer, in collective creation and collaboratively generated projects, running skills based workshops for students and emerging practitioners, assisting the creative process of others as a mentor and dramaturg. Co-curator of regular platforms for improvised performance Rushing for the Sloth and Whip It in Sydney for over a decade. As 2005 Recipient of Rex Cramphorn Scholarship (NSW Ministry of the Arts) Nikki undertook research of collaborative performance practice in Europe and Australia and intensive workshop with Goat Island Company of Chicago in Cork, Ireland.

  • Broadcasting into the oblivion
  • extended choreography
  • translating a score onto paper
  • voice
  • writing
  • photography
  • creating the big bang
  • intimate performed experience


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Matt Cornell is based in the Asia-Pacific region and grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography, and discussion to question the arbitrary configuration of systems, and is passionate about overcoming cognitive bias... to ask better questions… to dissolve malignant social narratives.

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