A double bill at Chisenhale Dance Space: Be Fruitful and Multiply (by me)  & NOWhere (by Greta Gauhe)

30th of November 2019 at 7:30 pm at Chisenhale Dance Space

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”In Nauman’s work the viewers are confronted with riveting questions regarding what do humans value and what will future generations consider the greatest achievements of this epoch.” Stella Rousham

”Nauman’s work is a comic genius!” Izzy Rogers, Dance Art Journal

”Gauhe makes unobvious, strangely-affecting choreographic choices to present the most cohesive group work I have seen in a while.” Izzy Rogers, Dance Art Journal


Performing in a new work of  Florence Peake and Eve Stainton

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9th,10th,11th & 12th of July 2019 at 7:30 Theatre The Place, London

Photo credit: Elijah Harris (from the performance Slug Horizons by Eve Stainton and Florence Peake)

Slug Horrizons

Be Fruitful and Multiply 

Choreography: Alka Nauman in collaboration with performers
Performers: Lucie Palazot, Keity Pook, Shum Pui Yung, Leilah Simone Williams
Music: Sileant Zephyri (fragment from Filiae Mestae Jerusalem) by Antonio Vivaldi played by Philippe Jaroussky and Ensemble Artaserse
Costumes: Alka Nauman
Supervision: Eva Recacha
Programme Coordinator: Sue MacLennan and Hilary Stainsby
Lighting Design: Michael Mannion
Technical Production: Imogen Harvey
Music Consultant: Jamie McCarthy
Duration: 30 minutes

The piece focuses on the ambiguous nature of plastic bags; on their elegance and ugliness, as well as their daunting ability to adopt different forms. It fuses artificiality and exaggerated devotion toward plastic, to reveal the absurdity of our attitude toward the environment.

22nd and 23 rd of May 2019 at 7:30 pm, Theatre The Place LondonIMG_0604

Mohair Berets 

Concept: Alka Nauman
Performance: Alka Nauman
Costumes: Alka Nauman
Supervision: Katye Coe and Frank Bock
Photographs: Josephine Tomaszewska
Videos: Alka Nauman, myvidset99,heavymetal3100, HugoBoss6997, Ruch Wolności Editing: Anna Jochymek
Materials: long purple dress, purple mohair beret, transparent gloves, yellow piece of material, five laptops, paper.
Duration: 20 minutes

What do mohair berets have in common with fascism? The avant-garde art movement, Futurism has a lot in common with Italian fascism, but… What does futurism have in common with the Art of Touch? I am sharing my practice of discovering materiality of a mohair beret. I am dancing into the sense of mohair, and trying to reveal its symbolic complexity…

6th and 7th of February 2019 between 2-5pm. in London Contemporary Dance School studio 5

Photo credit: Camilla Greenwell



Neurotic Migrant 

Choreography: Alka Nauman
Performer: Alka Nauman
Music: Alice Coltrane Turya and Ramakrishna
Costumes: Alka Nauman
Supervision: Sue MacLennan
Light Design: Marc Webber
Technical Production: Imogen Harvey
Duration: 10 min

How to settle? How to calm a neurotic immigrant body?

26th of November 2018, 18.30 pm, Studio 2

Pojedyncze, 20.11.2018 o 16.26

We are not your flowers!

Choreography: Alka Nauman
Performers: Anna Paszek, Katarzyna Pawlak, Katarzyna Milczewska,
Yulia Dzichkouskaya, Monika Szymańska
Music: Kiasmos Thrown, Lit
Costumes: Alka Nauman
Supervisor: Renata Piotrowska-Auffret, Magdalena Ptasznik, Marysia Stokłosa
Duration: 15 minutes

Can beatitude be used as a form of political resistance?


27th of June 2018, 19.00 at Propaganda Gallery, Warsaw

Photo Credit: Mary Szydłowska