My name is Nicola van Straaten and here you can find the various films and artistic projects that I have either created or been involved in. I am a South African choreographer and artist.

I find my discovery and exploration of choreography and dance-making takes place through mediums that include writing, photography or film. Aside from an interest in zine-making and publication, I am also interested in photography and the idea of art-making through collecting. Two of my personal and ongoing photography projects include Para-pleure and Bedsthe process of each of these projects are documented through Tumblr sites. I also like to write and have been writing about dance and various performances, at the blog People Are Dancing.

In 2016 I started a printed and online publication about dance, movement and bodies with my two friends Julia de Rosenwerth and Kopano Maroga. It’s called ANY BODY ZINE, go check it out!

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at: nicola.vanstraaten@gmail.com

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