Ms Angela Woodhouse


NameMs Angela Woodhouse
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Dance
Research institute
Primary appointmentSchool of Arts
Email addressA.Woodhouse@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4403-6323
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Angela trained in dance and visual art at the Metropolitan University of Manchester, and has an MA (dist) from University of Surrey. In 1988 she received the Lisa Ullmann scholarship to study with Alwin Nikolais and Murrey Louis in New York. She has since worked with Reinhild Hoffmann (Berlin) and Sara Pearson (USA). 

Since 1997 Angela has developed many innovative dance performance and installation works.   Intrinsic has been the potency of intimacy and of near or actual touch between viewers and performers. Her work has toured nationally and internationally. Works include Between (2011-13), in collaboration with artist Caroline Broadhead, an installation performance produced by Trinity Laban and touring nationally  to  Yorkshire Sculpture Park and many other venues and galleries;  ; Censored (2010) commissioned by Woking Dance Festival in association with Lightbox Gallery and Tate Artist Rooms – Jenny Holzer; Sighted (2009), produced at The Place Theatre and commissioned by Royal Opera House Deloitte Ignite Festival with a revival at  Sadler’s Wells (foyer) as part of ‘Sampled’ and at Saatchi Gallery as part of Collect 2015; and endings (2009/10) commissioned by Transitions Dance Company and touring internationally. Angela was selected as one of the commissioned artists for the inaugural Place Prize 2004 with Threshold..

More recently Angela was commissioned by Nottingham Galleries and Museums and supported by Dance 4 to create Close Distance (2017), a new installation in collaboration again with Caroline Broadhead and with film artist Nic Sandiland for the 16th Century manor Wollaton Hall, Nottinghamshire.  

Recent and current collaborations include (Un)touched (2016-2020) with sculptor Nathaniel Rackowe performed at Canary Wharf as part of ‘Artists at Work’ , and subsequently at Fold Gallery, London, and CODA International Dance Festival, Norway;  (de)figured (2018), an intervention of materials and bodies, performed both at Royal Society of Sculptors and for Alserkal Lates in Dubai 2019, and Expanded Landscapes, commissioned as part of Summer Lights Festival, Canary Wharf, 2022.  Other recent and current works include Thermal Duets (2019), a series of intimate films on ipods using thermal imaging technology, made in collaboration with artist Caroline Broadhead, and its successor, Who Cares (2023), using thermal technology to explore the role of touch as a signifier of care, contamination, intimacy and trust, which premiered in Wells Cathedral, UK, as part of Wells Art Contemporary 2023.

Angela's work is funded by Arts Council England, Middlesex University, and various commissioners

Teaching

Angela Woodhouse, Senior Lecturer in Dance, teaches choreography on both  undergraduate and MA programmes.  She is module leader for DAN 2533 Creativity and Enterprise (year 2), DAN 3644 Collaborative Practice (WCA partnership Year 3), and DAN 3699 Choreographic Research Project (year 3).  

Angela is also supervisor / tutor on the MAPP programme.

Expertise: dance making/ choreographic practice/ Improvisation/ collaboration/ practice as research/ theory/ philosophies in making.

Employment

Senior Lecturer in Dance
Middlesex University
01 Feb 2011
Lecturer in Choreography p/t
Trinity Laban
09 Sept 1997
06 Jul 2009

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

Who Cares: the aesthetic use of thermal imaging to explore the role of touch as a signifier of care, contamination, intimacy and trust

Woodhouse, A. and Broadhead, C. 2024. Who Cares: the aesthetic use of thermal imaging to explore the role of touch as a signifier of care, contamination, intimacy and trust. in: Encountering Environments: Perspectives from the Arts and Humanities London, UK Taylor & Francis (Routledge).

Who Cares – the aesthetic and expressive capture of the body through thermal imaging

Woodhouse, A. 2023. Who Cares – the aesthetic and expressive capture of the body through thermal imaging . Modes of Capture Symposium 2023. University of Limerick, Ireland 09 - 10 Jun 2023

Merging bodies: The application of thermal technology as an expressive tool to investigate touch in the creation of a new Dance screen work

Woodhouse, A. and Broadhead, C. Merging bodies: The application of thermal technology as an expressive tool to investigate touch in the creation of a new Dance screen work. The Encountering Environments Symposium 2022. Chichester University, UK 08 - 08 Oct 2022

Who Cares

Woodhouse, A. and Broadhead, C. 2023. Who Cares. Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset, UK 05 Aug - 02 Sep 2023

Expanded Landscapes

Woodhouse, A. 2022. Expanded Landscapes. Canary Wharf Estate 10 Jun - 06 Sep 2022

Seeing beyond the visible: a choreography of breath and touch

Woodhouse, A. and Broadhead, C. 2021. Seeing beyond the visible: a choreography of breath and touch. Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts. 15 (1), pp. 124-135.

(Un)touched (floor) installations

Woodhouse, A. and Rackowe, N. 2019. (Un)touched (floor) installations. CODA International Dance Festival.

(de)figured in Dubai installations

Woodhouse, A. and Rackowe, N. 2019. (de)figured in Dubai installations. Alserkal Lates.

Thermal duets installation

Woodhouse, A. and Broadhead, C. 2019. Thermal duets installation. Marsden Woo Gallery.

(Un)touched - floor piece at the National Museum of Belgrade as part of IFTR 2018

Woodhouse, A. and Rackowe, N. 2018. (Un)touched - floor piece at the National Museum of Belgrade as part of IFTR 2018. IFTR 2018: World Congress, National Museum of Belgrade 09 - 12 Jul 2018

I will take you with me (2013) presented at Slowing and Stilling symposium, Birmingham Conservatoire, as part of Birmingham International Festival 2018

Woodhouse, A. 2018. I will take you with me (2013) presented at Slowing and Stilling symposium, Birmingham Conservatoire, as part of Birmingham International Festival 2018. Slowing and Stilling: foregrounding process in performance practices. Birmingham Conservatoire 11 - 12 Jun 2018

(De)figured Installation performance research

Woodhouse, A. and Rackowe, N. 2018. (De)figured Installation performance research. White City Place, 195 Wood Lane, London W12 7FQ 01 Jun 2018

'Exposure' working title sharing of practical research in March 2018

Woodhouse, A., Broadhead, C. and Sandiland, N. 2018. 'Exposure' working title sharing of practical research in March 2018. Exposure - research using a thermal imaging camera. Coventry University 23 Apr 2018

Between (2011): Intimacy and spectacle in tension ans dialogue

Woodhouse, A. and Broadhead, C. 2018. Between (2011): Intimacy and spectacle in tension ans dialogue. in: Brown, C. and Longely, A. (ed.) Undisciplining Dance in Nine Movements and Eight Stumbles Auckland Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 138-150

Sighted: an overview

Broadhead, C. and Woodhouse, A. 2017. Sighted: an overview. Dance Research Aotearoa. 5 (1), pp. 59-70. https://doi.org/10.15663/dra.v5i1.63

Close Distance

Woodhouse, A., Broadhead, C. and Sandiland, N. 2017. Close Distance. Wollaton Hall, Nottinghamshire 08 Mar - 01 May 2017

Sighted (2009) collaboration, boundaries, performance, and audience

Woodhouse, A. and Broadhead, C. 2016. Sighted (2009) collaboration, boundaries, performance, and audience. Beyond Jewellery: Performing the Body Symposium. Birmingham City University, United Kingdom 17 Mar 2016

(Un)touched

Woodhouse, A. and Rackowe, N. 2016. (Un)touched. Lobby One Canada Square, Canary Wharf 09 Feb 2016

(Un)touched

Woodhouse, A. and Rackowe, N. 2016. (Un)touched.

Sighted (2009) Audience as Performer

Woodhouse, A. and Broadhead, C. 2016. Sighted (2009) Audience as Performer. Audience, Experience, Desire: interactivity and participation in contemporary performance & the cultural industries. University of Exeter, United Kingdom 29 - 30 Jan 2016

(Un)touched...research phase 2

Woodhouse, A. and Rackowe, N. 2015. (Un)touched...research phase 2. Inside Out Festival, G11, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, London, UK 20 - 21 Oct 2015

Sighted at Saatchi for Collect 15

Woodhouse, A. and Broadhead, C. 2015. Sighted at Saatchi for Collect 15.

(Un)touched phase 1

Woodhouse, A. and Rackowe, N. 2014. (Un)touched phase 1. Lakeside Gallery, Nottingham 26 - 30 Jul 2014

Between

Woodhouse, A. and Broadhead, C. 2011. Between. Trinity Laban Bonnie Bird stage 24 Jan 2011

Sighted

Woodhouse, A. and Broadhead, C. 2009. Sighted. The Place, London 2009

Court

Broadhead, C. and Woodhouse, A. 2003. Court. Court toured to 13 venues across the UK including: Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham 13-18 January, 2005; Yorkshire Sculpture Park 16-20 November 2005; Sadlers Wells Theatre, London 16,17,18 November 2006. 26 Jun 2003
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