Nancy Denis was in residency at UTP in early September 2019 to develop her work as part of our year-long Young Residents Program. The work is largely based on the Krèole phrase ‘M’ap Boule’, which translated to English means ‘I’m on fire’. Nancy is collaborating with musician Carl St. Jacques, Hilton Dennis, Winnie Dunn and Dr Liza-Mare Syron.
Nancy Denis is a Haitian-Australian actor who, at the age of three, began dance training and has since gone on to secure roles on stage and screen. Recently, she was a featured performer in UTP’s Home Country (2017) and Right Here. Right Now. (2018). Nancy Denis will be supported to create a new and exciting work with musician Carl St Jacques.
Read more about Nancy’s residency in our news section here.
Throughout 2019, we’re supporting a number of diverse projects from young people and emerging practitioners as part of the Young Residents Program. All artists have strong voices and sharp insights into contemporary practice and cultural representation, and their collective talents include literature, performance, live art, film and community practice. Nancy Denis in Residence is part of the Young Residents Program.
Western Sydney University is the Young Residents Program founding partner. The program is made possible through the generous support of the Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation.