Joe Moran is a choreographer with a wide ranging practice incorporating touring theatre and gallery works, lecture-performance and curatorial projects. His work tackles contemporary propositions in dance, performance and critical thought.


On The Habit of Being Oneself (2017) Joe Moran. Photography: Zbigniew Kotkiewicz

Artistic Director of Dance Art Foundation, through which his performance and curatorial work is produced, Joe is a Dance4 Associate Artist and Sadler’s Wells Summer University artist (2015-2018). He curated Dance Art Foundation’s recent two-year research programme Why Everyone Wants What We’ve Got (2015-2017) and organises the ongoing Dance Critical Theory Group.

His most recent works On The Habit of Being Oneself, the solo Indefinite Article and Here and Not, a large-scale film installation created in collaboration with Sam Williams, premiered at Sadler’s Wells in September 2017. Other recent work can be viewed on YouTube.

On The Habit of Being Oneself (2017) Joe Moran. Photography: Zbigniew Kotkiewicz

Commissions and performances include Sadler’s Wells (Sept 2017), Whitechapel Gallery (July 2017), New Art Gallery Walsall (2017),  Live Creations, a performance-based exhibition at Delfina Foundation (2016), Block Universe/fig-2 at the ICA (2015) a collaboration with sculptor Eva Rothschild, David Roberts Art Foundation (Frieze, 2014), Nottingham Contemporary (2014), Assembly (UK tour, 2014), The Modulated Body (2103) an Ordovas gallery commission for its Bacon/Rodin exhibition, and The Place Prize (2013). His first drawing exhibition, Tracks and Lines was presented at Gallery Lejeune in 2015.

Moran’s Arrangement will have its first stand alone UK and international tour in 2018.

Here and Not (2017), Joe Moran and Sam Williams. Photography: David Edwards

Joe Moran trained in theatre at Bristol University and in dance and choreography at London Contemporary Dance School. Artistic Director of Dance Art Foundation, he also directs its sister creative agency Dance Art Ltd.

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Maesk (2014) Joe Moran at David Roberts Art Foundation (Frieze performances). Photography: Josh Redman