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Nicole Peisl (US/AT)
Nicole Peisl is a dancer, performer, choreographer and teacher.
She has been a member of the Forsythe Company since the beginning. She was a member of the Ballett Frankfurt (from 2000 to 2004) and has worked as a dancer for choreographers in Europe including Anouk van Dijk (Amersterdam), Joseph Tmim (Berlin), the Episode Collective (Frankfurt), and with Daghdha Dance Company (Limerick).
Peisl is passionate about teaching and understands teaching as a distinct and valuable research and movement practice. She has taught at many institutions including the Rotterdam Dance Academy, the HfMDK in Frankfurt, the University of Limerick, the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz, the Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen, Mills College, as well as at the ImPulsTanz Festival, among other places.
She is certified in Visionary Craniosacral Work of the Milne Institute, a non-invasive hands-on bodywork and has completed the training of Somatic Experiencing developed by Dr. Peter A. Levine.
Peisl has assisted in Craniosacral bodywork trainings of the Milne Institute and is currently an assistant instructor in a somatic experiencing training. She has worked as a choreographic advisor to the Mamaza performance group and has also served as an expert advisor for the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm, Sweden.
Since 2009 she has an on-going creative, research and teaching collaboration with the author and philosopher Alva Noë.
Recent choreographic projects include: VIELFALT, which was commissioned by The Forsythe Company for Motion Bank and premiered at LAB Frankfurt in October 2010; UEBERBLICK, commissioned by The Forsythe Company, which premiered in June 2011 at Festspielhaus Hellerau; and SPIELFELD, which was commissioned by ID_Frankfurt for a residency and was premiered at the LAB Frankfurt in November 2011 in the frame of Tanzpanorama. These works - which deal with attention, stillness, gesture, and play - form a trilogy.
Since 2014 she deepens her research about the body, movement and awareness at the UC Davis.