Jessica Nupen Commissioned Choreographer 22/23
14th November 2022
Last week we welcomed another of our 22/23 commissioned choreographers to the school, Jessica Nupen. Jessica is a South African dancer, choreographer and director based in Germany, and is an alumni of Rambert School.
Her work which encompasses dance-theatre, opera and film explores socio-political cataclysms and
their effects on the world, expressed in striking multi-disciplinary creations that have received recognition through celebrated tours of Europe, the US and South Africa. With a repertoire of over 12 international productions, that have been featured in publications such as CNN Inside Africa, Die Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Business Day, and Forbes Woman Africa, and seen her win international choreographic prizes in San Francisco and Germany, Jessica has been named one of the top 100 most influential Africans in Germany.
Jessica is the founder and director of the Movement Metropolitan e.V. which promote platforms for international artistic collaboration in Germany. Her creations have been presented at and co-produced by Kampnagel, Europe’s largest centre for the International Contemporary Arts in Hamburg, Deutsches Theater Munich, Theater Dortmund, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, William Kentridge’s Centre for the Less Good Idea in Johannesburg, the eigenarten and Hauptsache Frei Festivals in Hamburg, Lichthof Theater, resonanzraum, Maifestspiele Wiesbaden, Osnabrück, Mainz as part of an African Female Arts collective, at the International Oriente Occidente Dance Festival in Rovereto, Theater Lübeck, Zimbabwe and the International Dance Festival in Kalamata.
We’re really excited to have Jessica back at Rambert School to share her expertise with the next generation of graduates.