Artist statement 

I am an artistic blender. While grounded in choreography I combine elements of performance art and installation art in my work. I embrace invention with a steadfast trust in movement and its ability to inform and change us. I mesh the everyday with surprise to arrive at immediacy of the moment, and create recognition that intertwines with the thoroughly unexpected. The work is an invitation to see things fresh, to look anew.

I am currently creating paths. The first started in the front yard during a creative pause, a time of pulling at the seams of what I’ve long used in choreography and performance installations. The path overlapped with environmental concerns and a personal commitment to more sustainable living. It fed into longtime interests in text, movement and space. It is leading me indoors and out, down research rabbit holes and into new avenues and inquiries. It is blending internal and external landscapes with technology, the body, and time.

 


bio

Nicole Livieratos is an independent artist and teacher. Her work spans dance, theater, performance art, and installation. She is also a master teacher in arts integration, leading residency work in the schools K-12 as well as workshops for classroom teachers on integrating the arts into their classroom curriculum.

As a performer she has worked with Ann Carlson, Mitchell Rose and The Pearson Dance Company in New York and Joanna Haigood in Atlanta, among others.

In her own choreography, Nicole is known for innovation. Hidden Away, the library at Night was immersive dance/theater designed for the library and described as capturing ”glimpses of the depth and breadth of human experience”Cynthia Bond Perry, Atlanta Journal Consitution. The piece was created in collaboration with writer/director Phillip DePoy, in partnership with the Dekalb County Library and produced by The Lucky Penny. Other projects include Turn the Page commissioned by Flux Projects as a site-specific work encompassing a city block in downtown Atlanta; Layers created for MOCA GA and remounted at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; Mowing part landscape/part dance performed in 4 inner city parks; Proximity a regenerative collaboration with playwright Patricia Henritze.

Nicole’s work has garnered attention in Atlanta Magazine, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Garden Design Magazine, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Creative Loafing, and ArtsAtl.

Awards and grants include the Mayor’s Fellowship Award in the Arts, the King Baudouin Foundation, Georgia Council for the Arts, Fulton County Arts Council, and Idea Capital for experimentation in the arts. Nicole has been a guest teaching artist for Jacob Pillow’s Curriculum in Motion and is on teaching staff at The Alliance Arts for Learning Institute and the High Museum Woodruff Arts Center.

She is currently developing PATH 2 in collaboration with Technical Director Chip Gooding and Programmer Sally Chase.