Lucy Suggate

Lucy Suggate

Lucy Suggate is a dancer and choreographer based in Yorkshire, she has presented previous works such as Pilgrim and Swarm Sculptures through Dance4 and will present The Future Dancer as part of Nottdance 2017.

Making work since 2003, Lucy has gained national and international recognition for her unique irreverent style. Producing an articulate and engaging body of work, in 2005 she became Associate Artist at Yorkshire Dance.  In 2006 Lucy’s piece Postcard was selected for the Final of The Place Prize. In 2007 Lucy was invited to join Daghdha Dance as an Artist in Residence at their unique performance church in Limerick, Ireland.  A unique opportunity to work with Choreographer Michael Klien  and a  three-year research and development into Dance and Choreography followed. 2010 Lucy joined the Dance Base program for the Edinburgh Fringe with her solo work “Latin Beach and Liquid gold” and in 2012 with new work ”Bonedust”, both were awarded five stars. So far Lucy’s work has been performed in Italy, Lithuania, Ireland, France, Sweden, Finland Denmark, Germany, Poland and Spain

In 2013 her work was invited to be performed at the renowned 'Rencontres de Choreographique' in Paris, an exceptional opportunity and a catalyst for other European performances.

In 2013/14 Lucy was invited by Modul Dance, Barcelona to become a Carte Blanche Artist, supported by Mercat, Graner, Dansehallerne, BoraBora and Art Council England's Artists' Development fund. This project was the beginning of her interest in electronic music. In 2014 Lucy performed Pilgrim live with James Holden as part of Sonar Festival, Barcelona.

Lucy has further presented Pilgrim as part of Dance4's Nottdance Festival 2015 and Solo Tanz Festival 2015, Bonn. Recent collaborations include working with Rosemary Butcher on Secrets on the Open Sea, Test Pieces and Wendy Houston's Stupid Women.

More recently she has been selected by Siobhan Davies Dance in partnership with the National Gallery, London as the sole UK artist for 'Dancing Museum' (2015 - 2017); a new partnership project bringing together five European dance organisations to explore new ways of interacting with audiences.

The Future Dancer is a research project inspired by Isadora Duncan's 1903 manifesto, The Dance of the Future. You can find out more about this latest project here.


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