Biog

Amy Bell is a Brighton based dance artist whose work embraces performing, making, writing, teaching, and curation.

As a maker Amy’s current installation project TOMBO(Y)LA sits alongside The Forecast, a theatre solo which will premiere at The Place, London in 2018. These works use the interplay and slippage between words and body to interrogate processes of change in felt gender and sexual identities. Previously, together with Valentina Golfieri she made a series of darkly absurd short duets including I Just Close My Eyes: Here Are The Devils. Amy has also collaborated with live artist Lucy Hutson on research project Tiny Natural Lives for The Sick of The Fringe Festival in London and has choreographed and featured in film as part of Jane Horrocks’ industrial music drama Cotton Panic in collaboration with choreographer Lorena Randi.

Amy’s performance work has included theatrical, installation and site-sensitive works for Tino Sehgal, Hussein Chalayan & Damien Jalet, Lea Anderson, Charlotte Spencer, Marco D’Agostin and Maresa von Stockert’s Tilted Productions amongst others. She is currently touring in Europe with Chiara Frigo’s tap dance solo work West End and with Alessandro Sciarroni’s Schuhplattler-inspired FOLK-S, Will you still love me tomorrow? and Joseph Kids for young audiences.

Amy was project writer for Performing Gender 2013-15, a European commissioning project for dance and performance in gallery spaces in Bologna, Madrid, Maastricht and Zagreb. She was a Sadler’s Wells Summer University Artist 2010-2014, a 2012 ChoreoRoam Europe artist and a recipient of a Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Award in 2014 with which she researched queer culture and performance in San Francisco. She has curated Bend It in 2016 and 2017, a queer performance night at Yorkshire Dance in Leeds through the Artists Curating Dance programme.  She also curated Rambert Dance Company’s Choreographic Development Platform, In The Making in 2016 and is currently curating Splayed, a festival of disruptive femininities at The Place in June 2018.

Amy has led Next Choreography, a course for young makers at Siobhan Davies Dance since 2016. She lectures in Choreography at London Contemporary Dance School. Amy facilitates choreographic workshops and technical training for dancers and non-dancers across Europe. Amy read English at Cambridge University and trained at London Contemporary Dance School.