Nina Kov is a choreographer, dancer and researcher based in London.
Nina’s works explore the possibilities of expression of the unconscious within dance, movement and technology. She studied at Rosella Hightower’s school in Cannes, was a member of dance theatre company Artus in Hungary and worked freelance before completing her MA in Choreography at Laban, London in 2009.
She was an Associate Artist with DanceDigital for 2010 – 2011 where she created Divide by Zero ( 2010), a solo for Catarina Carvalho using hypnotherapy, interactive projection and movement in collaboration with Hellicar & Lewis Nina is also a pioneer in term of manned aerial device-human choreographic interaction.
She created Copter for the PlacePrize 2012, the first ever dance duet with a miniature helicopter.Vuong 10 (2013), a collaboration with Random Dance Company dancers curated by Wayne McGregor, explores the resilience and yearning for touch in a digital age, with live music by Leafcutter John and Max Baillie. In 2014 Nina delivered an ensemble commission for the BA2 students of University of Cumbria.
Nina research interests include human-machine choreographic interactions, exploring the dichotomic fear/hope relationship with technology, dance for machines and objects, physical communication with unmanned aerial vehicles, and the use of choreographic thinking in day to day to life as well as in a technological framework. In that context, she collaborated with designer Lingjin Yin and Yamaha on a device transforming touch into music, and published in collaboration with Goldsmith University Creative Computing department on choreographers conceptions of motion capture for full body interactions. She also provides private consultancy on wearable technology and movement related design.
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