In Conversation with Nancy Denis and Dr Jessica Olivieri (livestream)

Date/Time: 02 Jul 2020 - 02 Jul 2020

Join us for a talk with artist Nancy Denis and Dr Jessica Olivieri, Artistic Director of Urban Theatre Projects.

To access the livestream, log in to your Facebook account, visit the NIDA Facebook page and access the livestream from 1:05pm on Thursday, 28 May 2020. You can also view this and past In Conversation livestreams on the NIDA website.

Nancy Denis is a Haitian-Australian artist.  She has worked across stage, television and film including roles in The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe directed by Ros Horin, One the Bear for La Boite Theatre Company, Belvoir’s Sami In Paradise directed by Eamon Flack, ABC TV’s Clevermen and feature films The Great Gatsby (dir. Baz Luhrmann) and Truth (dir. James Vanderbilt).

In 2017 she performed in Urban Theatre Project's (UTP) production Home Country in Blacktown. The following year she undertook a residency with the company with collaborator Kween G. Later that year, she was a featured artist in UTP’s festival Right Here. Right Now. In 2019, she was invited by the company to develop M’ap Boule - her first solo show. This is highly personal work told through original song, poetry and spoken word.

Working on the Darug, Gadigal, Kulin and Palawa nations, Dr Jessica Olivieri is the Artistic Director of UTP, an organisation with intersectionality at its heart. Her practice as an artist and curator sits at the intersection of visual art, performance, dance and theatre. Her specific areas of interest include accessibility to the arts for all, the intersection of queer, feminist and POC thinking, and working models with communities that address collaboration. Olivieri undertook her undergraduate degree at University of Western Sydney and completed a PhD at Sydney College of the Arts on the politics of cross disciplinary work in community settings, she also have an extensive exhibition history both nationally and internationally. She is also an instructor for NIDA's MFA (Cultural Leadership) program.