Swarm Sculptures

  • Date:
    22 October 2016

Swarm Sculptures is a durational movement installation created by dance artist Lucy Suggate. The Swarm will be taking place all over NN intermittently on the afternoon of Saturday 22 October 2016 from 12–6pm.

Influenced by swarm intelligence as a choreographic process and the body as sculpture, the work takes the infectious nature of movement to transform the single human form into a communal and collective body. The work will be sited in galleries and other public spaces in Nottingham and Northampton during Autumn 2016.

About the artist

Lucy Suggate is a Dance Artist based in Yorkshire, Since 2006 her work has continued to gain visibility on National and International platforms. A finalist in the Place Prize 06 with postcard Lucy went on to be in Residence at the Daghdha Church, Limerick Ireland 2007-10 working with choreographer Michael Klien and producing a body of Solo work that continues to be performed all around Europe. In 2013/14 Lucy became a Modul Dance Artist for European Dance House Network and produced a durational solo with Sonia Gomez .This project went on to inform the solo Pilgrim; influenced by pioneering Electronic Musician James Holden. In 2014 Lucy performed live with Holden as part of Sónar Festival, Barcelona and Wysing Multiverse festival 2015. Further presenting Pilgrim as part of  Seoul International Dance Festival, Korea. Nottdance Festival 2015, UK and Solo Tanz Festival 2015, Germany.

Recent collaborations include working with Rosemary Butcher on Secrets of the Open Sea, Test Pieces and Wendy Houston’s Stupid Women. Currently Lucy is working with Siobhan Davies Dance in partnership with The National Gallery, as the UK artist  participating in the Dancing Museums project (2015-2017) bringing together five European dance organisations to explore new ways of interacting with audiences.


Swarm Sculptures: Produced by Dance4. Commissioned by Dance4, Yorkshire Dance and NN Contemporary Art, Northampton.
Supported by Nottingham Contemporary, Dance Base and Dancing Museums. Using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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