Ula Sickle PL
Ula Sickle (CA/PL) is a choreographer and performer based in Brussels. She creates performances as well as works at the interface of several disciplines, in which she probes pop culture as a global phenomenon. She frequently ventures beyond the canon of contemporary dance, introducing elements of street dance, club culture or mass concerts. Her works are the result of a keen observation of the surrounding reality and how our everyday lives are changed by new technologies and popular culture. Frequently centred around strong performers, Ula searches for forms of choreographic writing, where the cultural coding and political power of ‘popular’ dancing can be revealed or where the musicality and materiality of the body itself can take centre stage.
Ula Sickle has 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; Tangente, Montreal CA; 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. Ula is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Flemish Community. From July to December 2018 Ula is artist in residence at WIELS Centre for Contemporary Art.