Each year NSCD commissions a range of artists to create new work with our students. This year we’re excited to reveal that students in their second year of the BA (Hons) programme are working with:
See the results of their collaborations alongside a selection of student solos in NEW GROUND on Friday 2 December – Monday 5 December.Book Now
Born in Gran Canaria, Spain, Carlos Pons Guerra began his dance training at the Royal Conservatoire for Dance of Madrid before undertaking an undergraduate degree in Contemporary Dance at Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
In 2015, Carlos was nominated for the UK Critic’s Circle National Dance Awards in the category of Best Emerging Artist. In 2016, his company, DeNada Dance Theatre, was nominated for the Best Independent Company category of the same awards.
Carlos has choreographed for companies including Ballet Hispanico of New York, Rambert, Northern Ballet, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Cahoots Northern Ireland, Attakkalari (India), ENDanza (Dominican Republic), VERVE (UK) and more.
Feet off the Ground is a female-led contemporary dance collective making engaging and physical work rooted in collaboration. Specialising in contact improvisation and partnering, performance devising and teaching practice, Feet off the Ground are proud to present an ensemble solely managed and performed by women.
The core collective is made up dance artists Lucia Chocarro, Robyn Holder, Sophie Thorpe and Patricia Zafra, who work in a democratic, non-hierarchical way, sharing responsibilities equally. The collective have performed and taught both nationally and internationally.
Antonio is an award-winning performer, dance choreographer, and teacher from Uganda. His artistic practice draws on a blend of styles, namely Hip-hop, dancehall, breaking, afro-fusion, contemporary, house and indigenous Ugandan dances.
Antonio was awarded the Pina Bausch Fellowship in 2017 as a visiting dance scholar at the University of Auckland. He also received the Caroline Plummer Community Dance Fellowship at the University of Otago in 2019. Antonio’s artistic philosophy seeks to bridge the gap between street-based community arts practice and academia.
With over 19 years of dance experience, Antonio has worked in diverse cultural, artistic, and social contexts. These include disadvantaged communities in slums, orphanages and refugee centres; theatres, festivals, and schools in Uganda, Europe, and New Zealand. Antonio has worked at institutions such as The University of Auckland, The University of Otago, Makerere University, Codarts Dance Center, Pacifika Institute of Performing Arts and the Norwegian College of Dance.