Collaboration with Timothy Nohe
Matter, Energy, Human delves into the intersections between quantum physics, metaphysical theory, and the human experience. Each section uncovers the visual beauty of unfolding physical phenomena while illuminating the complex, yet delicate, human condition – physically, emotionally, spiritually, and as a universal whole. Award winning collaborator, Timothy Nohe creates the evolving, oscillating sound score.
Photography by City Digital Photography
Collaboration with Jamahl Rahmaan (flamenco) and Griff Beheler (music)
Laguna el Encanto (or Charm Lagoon) collides quirky, barefoot modern and improvisational flamenco dancing for an animalistic mating ballad.
"... they're animations come to life,
like a live-action take on Fantasia."
---Ian Buckwalter, film critic for NPR, The Atlantic, and The Washingtonian
Collaboration with David Merino and
Ron Santana (video)
Highlighting the dynamic music of Jel, this quirky, playful, and somewhat peculiar duet questions the validity of relationships emerging from intrigue and fixation.
Cuong Nguyen (Music)
Questions about the emotional complexity of humankind and the strange beauty of the world around us initiate and propel Nicole A. Martinell's creative process. She is fueled by what connects us, what drives us, and what transforms us. Ranging from abstract to narrative work, her choreography illustrates opposing ends of a continuum - an unfolding journey characterized by detailed characters, spiraling phrases, and a continuous ebb and flow of space.
Timothy Nohe and Shelly Purdy (music)
Photographs by Kanji Takeno (left) Maxime Siegler (center) Zachary Z. Handler (right)
Photographs: Michael R. Faulkner (left and middle), City Digital Photography (right)
Friday Night Book Club,
MICA MFA students, and
"Congregate art + faith + community"
Premiered at Leidy Gallery at Fred Lazarus IV Center for the
2013 AKIMBO festival
Sacred Spaces focuses on what connects us as a community, a congregation, and a neighborhood.
Copyright © Deep Vision Dance Company
Characterizes the turbulent journey of a woman longing to speak, express, and find herself.
Doritt Carroll (poetry)
Expressive heads on zany characters tumble and bounce, playfully bringing head idioms to life. Reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin and the silent film era, heady collectables uses ragtime music, physical comedy, dance, and poetry to illustrate "hothead," "airhead," and more.
Baltimore Museum of Art, MD
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, MD
Creative Alliance, MD
Dance Place, DC
Dance Studio Theatre, MD
Millersville High School, MD
Chesapeake Building, MD
Fred Lazarus IV Center, MD
Baltimore Design School, MD
Station North Chicken Box, MD
Baltimore Theatre Project, MD
Triskelion Arts, MD
WESTNORTH Studios, MD
Baltimore Design School, MD
Community Education Center, PA
Dan's Silverleaf, TX
Gala Theatre at Tivoli Square, DC
Green Space, NY
Joe's Movement Emporium, DC
MICA Graduate Studio Center, MD
Seton Keough High School, MD
Gordon Center, MD
Atlas Performing Arts Center, DC
Rebecca Wolf (sculpture)
Inner Palette features 4 moldable sculptures and follows the journey of a woman sifting through the complex layers of the psyche to answer a question of personal acceptance.
Collaboration Peter Redgrave and Griff Beheler
Premiered at the Baltimore Design School for the 2015 AKIMBO Festival
Bottle Caps & Suits dives into the multilayered history of a 100 year old factory - Crown Cork & Seal Company > Lebrow Brothers Clothing Factory > Baltimore Design School.
Photographs: by Kelly Weckesser Hall (left), City Digital Photogram (middle) Michael R. Faulkner (right )
Photographs by City Digital Photography
Andrew Freed (musicians)
Premiered at Station North Chicken Box for the 2014 AKIMBO festival
Causal Nexus focuses on a cause and effect system uncovering how one action, one emotion, one tone impacts subsequent events.
*Site-specific work crafted into a 7 minute repertory work for DVDC, which premiered in 2015.
IN THE MIND OF NICOLE A. MARTINELL...
MOST RECENT PREMIERE
"...the synchronicity of the three dancers was absolutely breathtaking to behold..."
---Rick Westerkamp, Author of DCMetroTheatreArts
Collaborators: Ron Santana (video)
Paul Martinell (props)
Fractured Spectrum traverses the continuum from dark, ambiguous self-absorption to light, clarity, and humanity.