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Photo by Michael R. Faulkner

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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OUT OF MY HEAD

2012|2 hours|6 dancers

​Collaboration with royrosse (sculpture), Helen Elliot (enamel), Valerie Maynard (sculpture), Chloe Wiecz and David Bridgeman (music)


Premiered at Westnorth Studio for the  2012 AKIMBO festival


Out of My Head is an experiential journey through Westnorth Studio, into the meditative garden, and around the street corner. Dancers performed intricate movement, responding to artwork of various artists.


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

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

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

Tulsa Performing Arts Center, TX



PAST VENUES/PERFORMANCES

SITE-SPECIFIC WORK

In the Works...

 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

"...the synchronicity of the three dancers was absolutely breathtaking to behold..."


---Rick Westerkamp, Author of DCMetroTheatreArts

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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MUFFLE

2008|7 min|1 dancer


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


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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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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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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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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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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.


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"Deep Vision was able to tunnel into the past and create perhaps the most engaging audience friendly performance of the day."


"Individual dancers invited the crowd onto the dance floor—when I first walked in I could not tell where the audience ended and the performance space began—and in one-on-one settings passed on snippets of historical factoids about the building. The energy, infectious and freeing, lingered with me as I went off to the next location"


---Andrew Sargus Klein, Writer for BMore Art

Photo by Zachary Z. Handler

Upcoming New Projects: Experiments with Voice, Light, Movement, and Sound 

     Stay tuned...


Deep Vision is dabbling in a new, multi-media project with visual artist Timothy Nohe and musician Griff Beheler synthesizing video analog, music, and movement.  Let the experimental playground begin!


Martinell also just presented her newest work, Cadence, or lack thereof, at the Choreography Exchange Festival in Tulsa, Oklahoma this July.  Featuring dancers/collaborators, Samantha Hopkins and Jeanna Riscigno, this witty duet explores the comical do-si-do of awkward social interactions.  Rehearsal Excerpt








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.


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IN THE MIND OF NICOLE A. MARTINELL...

EVENING AT THE
CHESAPEAKE RESTAURANT

2016|20 minute loop| 15 dancers 

​Collaboration with Musicians Chloe Wiecz (Vocals), Charles Wilson (Drums), Todd Simon (Piano), Blake Meister (Bass), 


Premiered at the Chesapeake Building for the 2016 AKIMBO Festival 


Flashing back to the 1960s, Evening at the Chesapeake Restaurant transports you to the heyday of the historic Chesapeake Restaurant. Live jazz music and cigar smoke permeate the air as the who’s who of Baltimore rubs elbows, dances, sips martinis, and dines on steak and seafood.


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Photographs: Michael R. Faulkner (left), Hank Wang (center), Zachary Z Handler (right)

CAUSAL NEXUS SITE

2014|2 hours| 9 dancers 

Collaboration with 
​Andrew Freed (music)


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.


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MATTER, ENERGY, HUMAN   

2017/2016|45/20 min|6 dancers

Collaboration with 

Timothy Nohe  (music)


This multi-layered work highlights the weaving, twisting, and converging of 2 paralleled stories: of matter and energy and of our human experience.

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"The dancers would execute leaps reminiscent of Isadora Duncan before pretending to laugh dramatically or leaning on one another. The movement styles, though different, did not take away from each other. Every bit of choreography seemed to belong, no matter how unusual"​​

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---Rachel Appold, Writer for DanceMetro DC

Photographs: Walter Levy (left), Hank Wang (right)

Photographs: City Digital Photography

BOTTLE CAPS & SUITS

2015|25 minute loop| 11 dancers  Collaboration with Peter Redgrave (movement) and Griff Beheler (music)


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. 


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Baltimore Center Stage, MD 
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

Photography: City Digital Photography

"The dancers floundered in their clump, shaking and writhing... Their interactions were unhesitant and neutral, neither joyful nor forced. Watching this happen immediately forged an association in my mind between the dancers and atoms moving within the human body"


---Rachel Appold, Writer for DanceMetro DC

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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