In residence this week…Mon 7 August
Part of: Working with Artists
After a brilliant week with The Uncollective, we welcome Marguerite Galizia to the studio.
Marguerite Galizia is a London based dance artist, creating hybrid movement / sound / video performance works using interactive technology.
Originally from Malta, Marguerite moved to London to take up a scholarship at London Studio Centre in 1999. She then attended London Contemporary Dance School, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance (2003). She was runner-up in the prestigious Deutche Bank Pyramid Awards (2003), recipient of the Marion North Mentoring Scheme Award from the BBCF (2005) and a funded artist on Chisenhale’s Artists Programme (2005/2006).
She returned to LCDS in 2007, completing an MA in Choreography in 2010. Since then she was Bursary Artist (2010 – 2011) and then Associate Artist (2013-2014) at dancedigital. She received a “Moving Frames” commission from live@LICA (2012) and has carried out residencies at University of Bedfordshire (2013 – 2014), live@LICA (2013), South East Dance (2014), Chisenhale Dance Space (Refine artist 2014), The Place (Choreodrome Artist 2015 and 2016) and METAL Culture in Peterborough (2016). She is a two times recipient of a Travelling Scholarship from the Lisa Ullman Travelling Scholarship Fund (2011 and 2016).
“We’re delighted that our 24/7 residency call-out attracted artists from unusually far afield, such as Marguerite Galizia, and look forward to welcoming them to Leeds. We’re particularly intrigued in Marguerite’s use of interactive technologies in the creation of live performance work. With her collaborators she works to create unique environments and devises movement from within these spaces, making the technology an integral part of the composition process. You can join us for a sharing of Marguerite’s work in progress on Friday 11 August at 4.00pm.” Tanya Steinhauser, Artist Development Producer
During her residency, she will be developing a new movement and video work Fold whilst also developing a workshop around solo practice with local artists.