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Ms Nicola Woods
Ms Nicola Woods
postal addressRoom A111, Adelphi Building.
telephone+44 (0)161 295 6017
Key Memberships
From September 2001 to September 2010.
Member of School: School of Arts & Media
From September 2012 to present.
From September 2001 to August 2012.
Full Member of Research Centre: Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
From September 2015 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Performance
From January 2010 to August 2015.
Profile Summary



Niki has worked with award winning interdisciplinary art group Blast Theory ( since 1997 and became an Associate Artist in 2006. She has worked and collaborated on projects such as Kidnap, 10 Backwards, Desert Rain, Uncle Roy All Around You, Can You See Me Now?, Day of the Figurines, Ulrike and Eamon Compliant and the more recent I'd Hide You.

 Niki was invited to attend the Act Otherwise: A harbourside meeting of ingenious minds seminar in March 2012. Partners on the project included Blast Theory (UK), Time's Up (Austria), Lighthouse (UK) and FoAM (Belgium). The seminar was part of the PARN project (Physical and Alternate Reality Narratives). A report summerising the 2 days can be found here:

Niki has toured nationally and internationally with Blast Theory, Plane Performance and Reckless Sleepers and has collaborated with various artists for conferences, festivals and symposiums. Niki is a long-standing member of Manchester based Plane Performance. Their new project Three Sisters will tour from February 2013.

Niki has developed and collaborated on mobile phone projects for various events and platforms from Manchester's Larkin' About to Let's Go Global.

Niki is a Lecturer in Performance at the University of Salford and leads the BA (Hons) Performance - Contemporary Practices

Key Publications
Magazine Articles
Other Publications
Working Papers
Key Presence
Industrial Collaboration and Exploitation

This partneship is an annually curated event in collaboration with The Lowry Theatre and the BA (Hons) Performance: Contemporary Practice students.

The students work is double billed alongside a professional perfor... more >>.

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