Nickels Sunshine (formerly Nick Duran) was born and raised by a vice officer and a go-go dancer in Long Beach, California. She now lives and works in L.A. Presently she is making dances and performing in collaboration with artists, including: Jmy James Kidd (NICK+JAMES), Rafa Esparza, Johanna Hedva, Julie Tolentino, and Ryan Kelly and Brennan Gerard (Gerard & Kelly). In her past she danced with a number of companies in NYC, including: Brian Brooks Moving Company, Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre, Fiona Marcotty Dolenga/Hidden Arena, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Dance by Neil Greenberg. She has been the choreographic assistant to Tere O'Connor, Jennifer Monson, Seán Curran, and Sara Hook. Her work has been shown at REDCAT, the Hammer Museum, Highways, Pieter, CSULA, AMDA, SOMArts, Dance Theatre Workshop, DanceNow, and Movement Research at the Judson Church. She’s a Kundalini Yoga Teacher, a Reiki Master, a BodyTalk practitioner, and holds an MFA in dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BFA in dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She also teaches for UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures/Dance and Loyola Marymount University’s Department of Dance.
Nickels is fiscally sponsored by the Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles.
until the sun sets on the sloping land behind GuestHaus
durational performance--sunrise to sunset
Front yard shed/guest room