Maria Popova

Maria is a freelance dance artist with a background in Fine Art. She is currently in the process of completing her master’s degree in Choreography and is pursuing a career in dance through her engagement with improvisation, collaboration and interdisciplinary practice. Maria is also a company dancer at Tenfoot Dance and has had an ongoing commitment to multiple art organisations, workshops and artistic projects since leaving university. Her choreographic achievements to date include Large-scale, site-specific work on students for Light Night Festival Leeds, Cabaret style duet for SLAP Festival (York) and Music Video choreography for ALLEY WAYS.

Page 127: I am not a dancer

Page 127: I am not a dancer (working title) is a movement installation piece that seeks to transform the temporal space. A body embedded in an abstracted sculptural surrounding, consumed by crisp white paper that in neither falling nor rising, time standing still. The atmosphere continuously shifting as an interplay between reality and imagination unfolds the work itself. Questions of the objective observer and the experience of time are provoked in this durational performance where the audience is free to come in and out of the work as they please. The performance is an invitation to experience an alternative space, a new world that is both transient and fixed.


UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 2019

PerformanceOliver WoodM