MATTER, ENERGY, HUMAN

PREMIERED 2016, ON TOUR WINTER 2017


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

LAGUNA EL ENCANTO

​2015|​8 min|3 dancers

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.
 


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 REPERTORY

"... they're animations come to life,

like a live-action take on Fantasia."
---Ian Buckwalter, film critic for NPR, The Atlantic, and The Washingtonian

FLIRT & FIZZLE

2010|10 min|2 dancers

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. 


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3    

2013|10 min|3 dancers

Collaboration with 

Cuong Nguyen (Music)


"3" is the number of truth and strength; "3" mediates, harmonizes, and connects; "3" is the key to divine perfection.  Order is organically sustained through the underlying pulse of 3​.  


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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.

                    

                   

CAUSAL NEXUS   

2015|7 min|6 dancers

Collaboration with 

Timothy Nohe and Shelly Purdy (music)


Momentum, collisions, and energy transfer within in a closed system of gradually enclosing walls. 



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Photographs by Kanji Takeno (left) Maxime Siegler (center) Zachary Z. Handler (right)

Photographs: Michael R. Faulkner (left and middle), City Digital Photography (right)

SACRED SPACES

2013|20 minute loop| 8 dancers  

Collaboration with 
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

MUFFLE

2008|7 min|1 dancer


​​Characterizes the turbulent journey of a woman longing to speak, express, and find herself.






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heady collectables   2013|36 min|6 dancers

Collaboration with 

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.


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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

PAST VENUES/PERFORMANCES

THE TRAVELING FEET

​2014|35 min|5 dancers

Collaboration with Towson Percussion Group (music)


Xylophones and marimbas swirl about the stage as feet march, stomp, dance and leap to Ragtime rhythms. Mighty women prove that can is a catalyst for social change.  




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INNER PALETTE

2010|12 min1 dancer 

Collaboration with 
​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. 



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BOTTLE CAPS & SUITS

2015|25 minute loop| 11 dancers  

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

SITE-SPECIFIC WORK

CAUSAL NEXUS SITE

2014|2 hours| 9 dancers 

Collaboration with 
​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

FRACTURED SPECTRUM 

2011|34 min|5 dancers

Collaborators: Ron Santana (video)

Paul Martinell (props)


​Fractured Spectrum
​ traverses the continuum from dark, ambiguous self-absorption to light, clarity, and humanity.

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