Graduate Fortnight 10 July 2012
Rickís work (Spherical Orientation) is a blend of Contact Improvisationís approach to the body with the structure of a contemporary dance class. He mixes improvisational approaches with choreographed movement to articulate the soft athletics and multidirectional awareness of Contact Improvisation in solo movement. Rick's choreographic interests often take him towards complexly interwoven groups brimming with solo and partnering material. Unity rather than unison.
After completing a degree in Biology, Rick Nodine went on to study Contact Improvisation with the pioneers of the form. He began a performing career in the early 90's, and has appeared in many dance contexts including theatre, dance theatre, digital media, television, mixed ability, site specific and pure dance.
In 2001 Rick became a member of staff at London Contemporary Dance School where he teaches Composition and Improvisation.
For the past 15 years he has collaborated with many dancers, actors and musicians to create improvised performance (Jovair Longo, Kate Brown, Gaby Agis, Lalitaraja, ESP, 5 men dancing, Jamie McCarthy and Neat Timothy).
Since 1997 Rick has created is own work and his most recent program of choreography and improvisation will premier in the Spring Loaded festival in April 2010.