Ula Sickle (Canada/Poland/Belgium)
Ula Sickle is a choreographer and performer based in Brussels, Belgium. From a background in contemporary dance, she works across disciplines and often in collaboration with artists and theorists from other domains. In her performances, she has been exploring pop culture as a globalised phenomenon, expanding on the canon of contemporary dance to include other parallel dance histories. In her current research, she is interested in how neoliberal ideology has crept into our language and bodies. She looks for a counterpoint in poetry and choreography.
Ula studied Art History & Semiotics at the University of Toronto and Performance Studies at Paris VIII, before attending P.A.R.T.S. Performing Arts Research and Training Studios in Brussels. From 2008-2010 she pursued her interest in the visual arts and film, studying at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, a post-graduate media program in the North of France.
Her performances have been presented in many international theaters and venues such as Kaaitheater, KVS and Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels BE), ImPulsTanz and TanzQuartier (Vienna AT), Zodiak & Moving in November festival (Helsinki FI), Reykjavik Dance festival (Iceland IS), Nowy Teatr (Warsaw PL), B:OM festival (Seoul KR), Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zurich CH), les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (Paris FR), among others.
- Agnieszka Sosnowska