In Bombay, we remember the choreographer Nicole Seiler for Ningyo, the solo performance based on the half-woman half-fish creature, signified by the Japanese word Ningyo.
Born in 1970 in Zurich, Nicole Seiler studied dance and theater at the Scuola Teatro Dimitri in Verscio (CH), at the Vlaamse Dansacademie in Brugges (BE) and at Rudra Béjart in Lausanne (CH). As a performer she collaborated on many different productions, with such companies as Cie Buissonnière, the Teatro Malandro, Alias Compagnie, the Cie Philippe Saire and Massimo Furlan. She created her own company in Lausanne in 2002.
Within the artistic approach of Nicole Seiler image and video play a major role. Her research into multi-media which marries dance and video, gives rise to multifaceted dance performances, videos and choreographic installations. Over the last few years she has created a cycle of performances centered around the relation between image and sound.