Angela Woodhouse - BA (Hons), MA(dist) Surrey
Angela Woodhouse, Lecturer in Dance, teaches choreography on both the undergraduate programmes. She trained in dance and visual art at the Metropolitan University of Manchester, and 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 has since worked with Reinhild Hoffmann (Berlin) and Sara Pearson (USA). Angela’s artistic practice is concerned with audience relations, performance installation, site specific work and interdisciplinary practice.
Her work has toured extensively both nationally and internationally. Recent works include Between (2011-13), in collaboration with artist Caroline Broadhead, an installation performance produced by Trinity Laban and touring nationally including Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Central St Martin’s Platform Theatre/ The Place; Censored (2010) commissioned by Woking Dance Festival in association with Lightbox Gallery and Tate Artist Rooms – Jenny Holzer; Sighted (2009), produced at The Place Theatre and commissioned by Royal Opera House Deloitte Ignite Festival with a recent revival at Saatchi Gallery as part of Collect 15; and endings (2009/10) commissioned by Transitions Dance Company and touring internationally. Angela was selected as one of the commissioned artists for the inaugural Place Prize 2004 with Threshold.. In regard to current projects, Angela was shortlisted for the Jerwood Choreographic Project 2013 for research with artist Nathaniel Rackowe. They have since premiered their new work (Un)touched as part of ‘Artists at Work’ at One Canada Square, Canary Wharf (2016) with further performances in 2017/18. Most recently Angela was commissioned by Nottingham Galleries and Museums to create Close Distance, a new installation in collaboration once again with Caroline Broadhead and with film artist Nic Sandiland for the 16th Century manor Wollaton Hall, Nottinghamshire. The work was part of Dance 4 Nottdance Festival 2017.
Angela is visiting choreographer / director for The London College of Fashion MA Costume for Performance. She has taught at the Tanzhoff Akadamie, Switzerland, Central St Martins School of Art, London, Trinity Laban, London Contemporary Dance School, and Wimbledon College of Art. Her work has been supported by Arts Council England, Middlesex University, English Heritage, Canary Wharf PLC, and other foundations.
Coming up – (Un)touched at Fold Gallery, London 8th June – 15th July. Performance dates – 8th June, 1st July, and 15th July 2017.
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.
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.View more publications
Angela Woodhouse/Caroline Broadhead/Nic Sandiland Close Distance 2017, installation, Wollaton Hall, Nottingham. Nottingham Galleries and Museums commission incorporating film, object and movement. Dancers Martina Conti, Alice Labant, Vanio Papadelli, and Kristian Tirsgaard.
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. Funded by Arts Council England, Middlesex University and Carary Wharf PLC. Dancers Stine Nilsen and Martina Conti.
Angela Woodhouse In The Eye of the Beholder, dancer Alice Labant. Collaborations II, Middlesex University, 2015
Angela Woodhouse & Caroline Broadhead Sighted at Saatchi Gallery for Collect 2015
Angela Woodhouse & Nathaniel Rackowe (Un)touched research TCCE 'Inside Out' Festival 20114/2015.
Angela Woodhouse In Attendence, dancer Vanio Papadelli. GoLive Festival 2014 curated by Times critic Donald Hutera.
Angela Woodhouse & Nathaniel Rackowe shortlisted for Jerwood Choreographic Research Fund 2013
Angela Woodhouse I will take you with me The Politics of Collaboration' conference, Middlesex University; GoLive Festival 2014 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 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.
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.
'Dance Fields' 2017 - Dance in the 21st Century, Roehampton University - (Un)touched
'Dance in Design' 2017 - Wimbledon College of Art - presentation of collaborative practice pedagogy
'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
Artist Associate Chisenhale Dance Space 2004 - 2006