My name is Nicola van Straaten. I am an artist, writer, researcher and dancer. On this blog you will find texts and reviews that I wrote between the years 2013 and 2017. I don’t really write reviews any more but hopefully I will soon update this space to more accurately reflect the kind of work I’m doing.
In the meantime, you can check out some of my other projects below:
I am co-director of ANY BODY ZINE – a publication and performance platform about dance, movement and embodied politics. Go take a look! (It’s really great).
I collect pictures of dead umbrellas (para-pleure) – feel free to email me and contribute to this sad and ever-growing archive of abandoned objects).
I collect pictures of all beds I’ve slept in (bed-lit).
I have made some films and performed in some projects (it is good to make things).
And I keep track of various ideas that I’m realizing on my Instagram account.
Finally, I have a website that loops back to all of these links here: www.peoplearedancinghere.co.za