Nat Cursio Co

Image of Caroline Meaden for Nat Cursio's Blizzard

Nat Cursio creates choreographies, curated programs and developmental platforms under the umbrella Nat Cursio Co, working with a mix of regular and one-off collaborators in projects of varying scale and context.  

“I make performances in theatrical, site-responsive and domestic settings, but I also consider them to be ‘experiences’ for both audience and artists alike - sensorial, spatial, temporal, intellectual, emotional, social and energetic experiences. I like to play with conventions of when and where a performance begins and ends and to re-imagine the things we think we already know.”

Nat’s choreographic work is often concerned with the act of noticing. She creates situations where we might notice ourselves and each other in ways that are not always prominent in daily life, where the work can act as both an escape from and a return to the world in which we live. Vulnerability, resilience and hope are recurrent themes, and her ongoing interest in our delicate ecosystems and in environmental conservation results in artistic work that exerts a decidedly low carbon footprint and is adaptable for space and context. 

As a curator, Nat conceives and directs major projects that assemble Australian artists to create new work under overarching themes. Playful, often immersive, and interactive, these projects present artists with the challenge to work to a specific brief and allows them to position and assert their 'particularity' within a strong framework. Projects such as With a Bullet and Private Dances provide relatable and experiential platforms for audiences to intimately engage with generous and inclusive contemporary performance.