Eroca Nicols is currently known as a dancer/choreographer/teacher/spiritual support guy, but their multiplitous practice stems from their family of semi-mystical nomadic trailer people, years working as a janitor, and a BFA in video/performance art and sculpture from California College of the Arts (formerly and Crafts.) The teaching, dancing and training they do are deeply influenced by ongoing study of ritual, biomechanics, community care/disruption and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
In non pandi times, they teach and perform all over the world at various festivals and institutions including regularly at ImpulsTANZ, at The School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, at the Stockholm University of the Arts, and at Studio 303 in Montreal. Eroca is a Chalmers Research Fellow (2014,15), investigating death, ritual and performance with healers and conveners around the globe.
Since pandi and global anti black uprising times they have been residing in Toronto, Canada talking about death and grief on the internet (femmeditation, @therealerocanicols,) engaged deeply in interpersonal negotiations around daily life and racism and anti racism, and learning to lift heavy things in a friend’s garage with a small pod of lovers and friends.