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Timothy Nouzak is an Austrian-American choreographer, performer, and maker working on the conception and realization of transcultural, community-oriented artistic formats exploring the intersection between performative arts and social practice. Starting out with classical ballet at the Vienna State Opera Ballet School, at the age of 16, Timothy began a B.A. in Dance at the Music and Arts University of Vienna and completed it at 19. After studies in Journalism and Geography, Timothy moved to Brussels in 2016, for the Training Cycle and STUDIOS M.A. Program (Generation 12.) at P.A.R.T.S. - Performing Arts Research and Training Studios, under the direction of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/ROSAS. In 2021 Timothy became part of IPSD at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and Tongji University Shanghai, focussing on the documentation of artistic practices connected to sustainabilty and social engagement.

As a current research fellow at the "Angewandte Performance Laboratory" of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, pursuing doctoral studies in collaboration with the Faculty of Cultural Sciences at the University of Salzburg, and serving as a strategy consultant at D/Arts Project Office for Diversity and Urban Dialogue, Timothy focuses on alternative forms of theory building and knowledge transfer as socially conceived practice. The aim is to address traditional discourse challenges and respond to the growing need for a social rethinking of globalized working practices through alternative, practical forms of thinking and dialogue. Currently, in collaboration with Charlotta Ruth, PhD, Timothy is coordinating the funded research project "How We Ought To Be Together" at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. This project, conducted in partnership with APL "Angewandte Performance Laboratory" and INTRA "Archives in Practice“, explores alternative approaches to decision-making processes and feedback methods, placing a strong emphasis on the connection between relational presence and social engagement.

Besides engagements with his own artistic work, Timothy has, in the past, performed with Shelley Senter/Trisha Brown “Set and Reset/Reset” at ImPulsTanz Festival (AT), P.A.R.T.S./Rosas “Somnia” at Kunstenfestivaldesarts (BE), Rosas “Drumming” at CN D during Festival d'Automne de Paris (FR), Benjamin Vandewalle „Derailed“ at KAAP Ostend (BE), Gerard&Kelly “Reusable Parts/Endless Love” at Festival Camping Asia, in Taipei (TW), Ivo Dimchev “Avoiding deLIFEath” at ImPulsTanz Festival (AT), Anton Lachky “Golden Jumpers” at CCB-Bleiburg Festival (SK), Sukina Abdul Noor “Duality” at Passa Porta Festival (BE), Phoebe Berglund “Static” at Boghossian Foundation/Villa Empain (BE), Willi Dorner “Living Room” at Sonnwendviertel (AT), 'WHATWEARE'/SubsTanz, at S. Giorgio Festival Udine (IT). In 2019, the director Tina Leisch invited Timothy to co-choreograph “Traiskirchen,” a political performance work for 48 performers from various backgrounds with its premiere in the frame of “Wiener Festwochen” at Volkstheater. In 2021, Timothy founded a non-profit art collective called "WEMOVE - zur Förderung junger performativer und experimenteller Kunst" in Vienna (AT).

Over the past years, Timothy received several project fellowship awards for work, besides others, in Brussels (BE), Leuven (BE), Amsterdam (NL), Munich (DE), Vienna (AT), Reggio Emilia (IT), Taipei (TW), Dakar (SN), Bangkok (TH). Timothy is also a recipient of the "l’Or fellowship award" by Gargosian and the “Darrel Toulon” prize by Ursula Gigler-Gausterer. Timothy’s work so far has integrated several support and production partners such as the Taipei Artist Village, National Taiwan University of the Arts, École des Sables, ARThailand, Chiang Mai University, Silpakorn University Bangkok, BAU Amsterdam, Brakke Grond, Tanztendenz, Veem-House for Performance, Schwere Reiter, P.A.R.T.S., WILD Gallery, Zaman Brussels, STUK Leuven, BUDA Kunstencentrum, Künstlerhaus Wien, Ecology and Cultures Lab Shanghai, Sense Gallery Beijing, Danspunt, Connect vzw., Passerelle, and others.

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