Woman SRSLY Panel
Grace Nicol's artistic practice has a particular focus on object-body relations and materiality, investigating juxtapositions and associations of objecthood and bodies to explore movement within socio-political contexts. The primary concerns of her work are place, gender and class boundaries. Alongside Woman SRSLY, Grace provides mentoring for female artists, currently mentoring on the MA programme at ArtEZ. Grace has worked with Gabriele Reuter, Gabriele Brandstetter, Claudia Palazzo, Elliot Baker, Vanessa Cook, Danielle Russo, Felipe Moreira, Still House Dance Company and Jacky Lansley. Grace is currently an Associate Artist at Dance Research Studio, London. Her previous work has toured nationally and internationally, winning a Stockholm Fringe Young STOFF Award in 2015.
Holly Beasley - Garrigan
Holly is a Choreographer, Theatre-Maker, Performer and Movement Director with a background spanning theatre, dance, music and live art. She likes making anarchic work for unusual spaces and audiences; specialising in devised, site-specific, immersive and inter-disciplinary performance. Previous acclaim includes a Scotsman Fringe First Award & MTN Innovation Award for Fine Chisel’s Dumbstruck (2013); ThreeWeeks Editors' Award for Fine Chisel’s Edinburgh Season (2012); Best Collective Award for The Flanagan Collective’s Adelaide Season (2016); Vault Festival Outstanding Contribution Award for The Guild of Misrule’s The Great Gatsby (2017). Holly is currently developing her first solo work, Opal Fruits.
Becky is a London based dancer and choreographer. Companies she has worked for include National Theatre & Marianne Elliot, Eddie Peake at the Barbican, Company Decalage, Marion Motin (FR), Holly Blakey, Ragner Kjartansson, Brigel Gjoka and she is featured in videos and commercials for Dior, Klyne, Dua Lipa, iD and Chanel, River Island, and Take That. She was selected by Hofesh Shechter in 2016 to create a piece for East Wall Warm Up produced by East London Dance and Hofesh Shechter Company and has performed her works Exhibit F, Severed Dreams and RodaDoras at venues around the UK.
Alice White is a London based dance artist and arts marketer. Alongside Woman SRSLY, Alice co-owns dance duo Bite Dance and works in communications at The Place London. Bite Dance is a collaboration between dance artists Zoë Bishop and Alice White. Their choreographic work has been shown at the City of London Festival, Swallowsfeet Festival, The Dance Trail at Brighton Fringe, Resolution 2017 at The Place, FLESH at Styxx Bar London and Festival of Giants at Milton Keynes Fringe. Bite Dance are currently interested in exploring the act of laughter in performance. They are passionate about their work being both intelligent and entertaining on equal levels. The duo's vision for the future is to produce engaging and comical works through developing their practice on laughter, making for memorable, interactive and exciting audience experiences.
Claudia Palazzo is an artist working across performance art, dance, cabaret and film. Her work exists somewhere between the nightclub, gallery and street. Palazzo spent a long time dancing in clubs, cages and podiums as well as for a wide range of other artists and companies. Her solo work starts from dancing, and physical experiences that tend to manifest joy and shame, activism and hedonism, desire and violence. Claudia focuses on the live experience as a place for highly charged connections.
Claudia is often pre-occupied with how to move through, deal with and oppose systems of oppression.
Valerie Ebuwa is a freelance dance artist, writer and model based in London. She started her training at Lewisham College before obtaining a BA HONS degree from London Contemporary Dance School. Amongst others she’s recently worked with; Vincent Dance Theatre, Clod Ensemble, Holly Blakey, Eddie Peake, Tom Dale and Rhiannon Faith. As well as her blog, Valerie writes for I am Hip Hop magazine; a printed and online publication championing Hip Hop culture.