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Noyale Colin is Senior Lecturer in Choreography at the University of Winchester. She is co-editor of the book Collaboration in Performance Practices: Premises, Workings and Failures (2016) published by Palgrave Macmillan. She writes journal articles and produces practical works related to her research around issues of embodied practices and the notion of the collaborative self in performance. In 2015, Noyale was awarded a PhD from Middlesex University. Her thesis examines the politics of co-working in contemporary performance making. Together with Dr Stefanie Sachsenmaier, she organised a number of Symposia and research network events On Collaboration held at Middlesex University in 2012, 2013 and 2016. She is currently working on projects that are concerned with issues of embodied pedagogies and training in performance and dance practice.

In 2018, Noyale assumed the role of Convenor of the University's Centre for Performance Practice and Research (CPPR).

Areas of expertise

  • Collaborative Practice
  • Embodied Pedagogies
  • Dance theories and philosophy,
  • Movement Improvisation
  • Somatic practices
  • Choreography
  • Practice as Research




  • Colin, Noyale and Sachsenmaier, Stefanie (eds.), Collaboration in Performance Practice: Premises, Workings and Failures, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.  

Book Chapters:

  • Colin, Noyale and Sachsenmaier, Stefanie, ‘Collaborative Performance-Making in Context’ in: Colin, N and Sachsenmaier, S (eds.), Collaboration in Performance Practice: Premises, Workings and Failures, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.1-26. *
  • Colin, Noyale, ‘Collaboration as a Mode of Labour’ in: Colin, N and Sachsenmaier, S (eds.), Collaboration in Performance Practice Premises, Workings and Failures, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.108-132. *

 Journal Articles:


  • Colin, Noyale, ‘The critical potential of Somatic Collectivity under Post-Fordism’, Journal for Dance and Somatic Practices, Intellect (forthcoming 2018)
  • Colin, Noyale (2018), ‘The potentiality of collaboration at Dartington College of Arts and the future of performance training’, Theatre, Dance and Performance Training (TDPT), Routledge, 9:3. 445-456.  
  • Colin, Noyale, 'Becoming Plural: The Distributed Self in Collaborative Performance Research', Choreographic Practices Journal, 2015.
  • Colin, Noyale & Woodford-Smith, Rebecca, 'Bodies in Motion: Working through Plurality', Skepsi peer-reviewed online journal, University of Kent. 2012. 20-36.
  • Colin, Noyale, 'Choreographic Presence: Time, Memory, and Affects'. Symposium proceedings Performance Studies International (Psi) 2012.


Book Reviews:

  • Susanne Foellmer, Margaret Lünenborg, Christoph Raetzsch (eds.), Media Practices, Social Movements and Performativity: Transdisciplinary approaches, International Journal of Cultural Politics, Intellect (forthcoming, 2018).

Conference/ Research Events Organisation


2018               Co-organiser: Dance Technique and Performance Training

                       Roundtable and working group. University of Winchester

2016               Co-organiser: Collaboration Research Network

                       International roundtable. Middlesex University

2013               Co-organiser: symposium II. On Collaboration. Middlesex University

2012               Co-organiser: symposium I. On Collaboration. Middlesex University

Conferences Paper

  • 21/03/2015 Distributed Performers’ Self in Composition: An Insight into Interdisciplinary Structured Improvisation’, Performance and Interdisciplinary, University of Malta.
  • 18/07/2014 ‘Stepping Besides: Distributing the Self in Collaborative Performance Research’, Questioning the Contemporary in 21st Century British Dance Practices, Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • 25/06/2014 ‘Politics of Collaboration in Artistic Practices’, University Suffolk Campus Research Colloquium, Ipswich Suffolk.
  • 18/05/2013 ’Collaboration as a Mode of Labour: A Post-Marxist Perspective’, On Collaboration symposium II, Middlesex University, London.
  • 25/02/2012, ‘Tout fait: Bergson, time, and choreographic being-made’, international conference, title of panel: ‘Restaging the Readymade’, USA, 100th Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, College Art Association, Los Angeles, USA.
  • 14/04/2012, ‘Choreographic Presence: time, memory and affect’, PSi London group, International Conference: How Performance Thinks’, London.
  • 22/05/2012, 'Choreographic presence through time: a performative assessment of the legacy of the Judson Dance Theatre Group', Conference Paper, Postgraduate Conference: Transform@work, University of Surrey, Guildford.
  • 13/06/2012, ‘Collaboration in Crisis? A mixed-practice inquiry into collaborative processes in performance practice’, Practice-led research presentation, forum convened by Dr Susan Lock, Art and Design Research Institute, London
  • 03/06/2011, 'Choreographic presence through time: a performative assessment of the legacy of the Judson Dance Theatre Group', A mixed- mode presentation including 15 minutes performance and 15 minutes paper. Symposium title: ‘La transmission du geste en question: processus, expérience, figure', Université of Nice, France
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