Sensory Perception: Cultural Exchange, Development and Understanding

Nicole Vivien Watson has over fifteen years of experience working in the arts and holds the position of Executive Director and Founder of Surface Area Dance Theatre – which she established as a Community Interest Company in 2007; under Nicole’s Direction, Surface Area Dance Theatre has joined Arts Council England’s 2023-26 National Portfolio. Nicole’s work is collaborative and produced with leading national and international organisations; The British Council, Arts Council England, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, The Barbican, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation. As an advocate of British Sign Language (BSL) and D/deaf culture, BSL is her second language, and she encourages collaboration between the D/deaf and hearing communities by championing the arts as a conduit to establish international relationships with Deaf arts ambassadors in the UK, Japan, Greece, and North America.