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.
Artistic Director of Dance Art Foundation, through which his performance and curatorial work is produced, Joe is a 2016 Delfina Foundation UK Associate, Dance4 Associate Artist, Sadler’s Wells Summer University artist (2015-2018) and C-DaRE Affiliate Artist. He is currently curating the two-year research project Why Everyone Wants What We’ve Got (2015-2016). Recent work can be viewed on YouTube.
Recent commissions and touring include Live Creations, a performance-based exhibition at Delfina Foundation, Block Universe/fig-2 at the ICA (2015) the first step in a collaboration with sculptor Eva Rothschild, David Roberts Art Foundation (Frieze, 2014), Nottingham Contemporary (2014), Assembly (UK tour, 2014), The Modulated Body (2103) commissioned by Ordovas for its Bacon/Rodin exhibition, and The Place Prize (2013). His first drawing exhibition, Tracks and Lines was presented at Gallery Lejeune (Oct – Dec 2015).
Moran’s Arrangement will have its first stand alone UK and international tour in 2017.
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, Joe Moran, David Roberts Art Foundation (Frieze performances), photography: Josh Redman
A Setup, Eva Rothschild & Joe Moran, Block Universe/fig-2 at the ICA, photography: Sylvain Deleu
Arrangement, Joe Moran, photography: David Edwards