May, September, November and December

Joe Moran will work over three residencies with dancers and dramaturges to develop a body of research traversing expanded choreography, discourse and form conceived in a spirit of urgency, collectivity and self-definition.  

Joe Moran is a British-Irish choreographer with a wide-ranging practice incorporating touring theatre and gallery works, lecture-performance and curatorial projects. His work tackles contemporary propositions in dance, performance and critical thought.

Recent commissions and performances include On The Habit of Being Oneself, Sadler’s Wells (Sept 2017), Indefinite Article, Whitechapel Gallery (July 2017), New Art Gallery Walsall (2017)’ Live Creations, a performance-based exhibition at Delfina Foundation (2016), A Setup, Block Universe/fig-2 at the ICA (2015) in collaboration with sculptor Eva Rothschild, David Roberts Art Foundation (Frieze 2014), Nottingham Contemporary (2014)’ Assembly (UK tour, 2014), The Modulated Body (2103) Ordovas gallery commission for its Bacon/Rodin exhibition, and The Place Prize (2013).

His first drawing exhibition Tracks and Lines was presented at Gallery Lejeune in 2015.

Joe is Artistic Director of Dance Art Foundation through which his performance and curatorial work is produced, Dance4 Associate Artist, Sadler’s Wells Summer University Artist (2015-2018) and was a UK Associate at Delfina Foundation (2016). He curated Dance Art Foundation’s two-year research programme Why Everyone Wants What We’ve Got and organises its ongoing Dance Critical Theory Group. As a dancer Joe worked with many distinguished choreographers including Deborah Hay (USA), Siobhan Davies (UK), Florence Peake (UK) and Pontus Pettersson (Sweden). His adaptation of Deborah Hay’s solo At Once and lecture-performance on the work has toured widely in the UK and internationally.

Upcoming projects include Kettle’s Yard with Eva Rothschild for Fig Futures (Sept-Oct 2018) and the first stand-alone tour of Moran’s all-male work Arrangement.