Angela trained in Dance and Visual Art at the Metropolitan University of Manchester. She has an MA (dist) from University of Surrey. In 1988 she received the Lisa Ullmann Scholarship to study with Alwin Nikolais and Murrey Louis in New York. She later worked with Reinhild Hoffmann (Berlin) and Sara Pearson (USA).
Angela's practice has been exploring detail and intimacy through site and installation. Angela, with long term collaborator artist Caroline Broadhead, created Sighted commissioned by The Royal Opera House Deloitte Ignite Festival 2009 and The Place Theatre, and completed a commission for Woking Dance Festival 2010 in conjunction with The Lightbox Gallery and Tate Artists' Rooms (Jenny Holzer). Their more recent installation work Between (2011), toured the UK including Trinity Laban, London, Yorkahire Sculpture Park, and Central Saint Martin's College of Art in assiciation with The Place, London.
Angela's current work in collaboration with sculptor Nathaniel Rackowe premiered in February 2016 as part of Sculpture at Work i nthe lobby of 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf. A partner work will be made in autumn 2016. In addition Angela is being commissioned by Nottingham Castle to make a film installation for Wollaton Hall with artists Caroline Broadhead and Filmmaker Nic Sandiland to open in March 2017.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Angela has taught at the Tanzhoff Akadamie, Switzerland, Trinity Laban, Wimbledon School of Art, London, Central St Martin's School of Art, London, and London Contemporary Dance School at MA and Undergraduate level.
Angela currently teaches on undergraduate and MA provision.
Research Outputs & Interests
Intimacy and detail as an experience for both viewer and performer.
Working across disciplines, in particular with the visual art sector.
The development of audiences and dialogues across disciplines.
The creation of works that synthisise body, object and space.
Woodhouse, Angela and Broadhead, Caroline (2016) Sighted (2009) collaboration, boundaries, performance, and audience. In: Beyond Jewellery: Performing the Body Symposium, 17 Mar 2016, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom.
Angela Woodhouse and Caroline Broadhead Sighted - 2009 Produced by The Place , London. Funded by Arts Council England, Royal Opera House Deloitte Ignite Festival 15,000 2009 - 2010. This work developed on previous collaborations using mirror and its use in light and dark spaces. Latest performance at Saatchi Gallery as part of Collect 2015.
Angela Woodhouse and Caroline Broadhead Between 2011 Produced by Trinity Laban, London. Funded by Arts Council England and Central St Martin's School of Art. This work centres on the fragility of materials and the tension between intimacy and spectacle. Premiere at Bonnie Bird Theatre, Trinity Laban. Performances at Oxford Playhouse, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Michaelis Theatre Roehampton, Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury. Nightingale Theatre, Brighton, Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth, Deda, Derby, and Central St Martin's Platform Theatre in collaboration with The Place.
Recent:Angela Woodhouse I will take you with me The Politics of Collaboration' conference, Middlesex University, GoLive Festival curated by Times critic Donald Hutera. Performance intervention in collaboration with dancer Henrietta Hale.2013.
Angela Woodhouse I am with you now Theatre work for Middlesex University Commission premiered at Arts Depot, London 2011.
Angela Woodhouse and Caroline Broadhead 'DHSC Dance and Spectacle'Performance intervention for The Place Founders Studio 2010.
Angela Woodhouse and Caroline Broadhead Censored MAVEN Commission Woking Dance Festival in conjunction with Jenny Holzer Tate Artists' Rooms 2010 .
Angela Woodhouse endings Commission Transitions Dance Company 2010/11 season 2009. This was a theatre work made for the Company, which toured nationally and internationally.
Angela Woodhouse & Nathaniel Rackowe shortlisted for Jerwood Choreographic Research Fund
Angela Woodhouse & Nathaniel Rackowe (Un)touched research TCCE 'Inside Out' Festival 20114/2015.
Angela Woodhouse & Nathaniel Rackowe (Un)touched 2016 premiere part 1 at 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf as part of Sculpture at Work and Winter Lights festival.
Undisciplining Dance, University of Auckland, July 2016 - film of Between
IFTR conference, 'Presenting the Teatrical Past', Stockholm, June 2016 - paper Sighted, the voice of the viewer in reconstruction.
'Beyond Jewellery' Birmingham City University and Coventry University, March 2016 - Sighted
'Audience, Experience, Desire' Exeter University, January 2016 - Sighted
Engagement & Impact
Artist Associate Chisenhale Dance Space 2004 - 2006