Andrew McNicol

 

41 Conrad Road Longwood S.A. 5153

mobile 0435 081 756

amcnicol0@gmail.com

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Dancer \ Choreographer:

Learned highland dancing as a boy, began Contemporary and African dance classes as a teenager and trained and performed with the Australian Contemporary Dance Theatre in Melbourne in the late 60’s and the Australian Dance Theatre in the early 70's.  Director of Dance Excentrix, a community dance company based in the Adelaide Hills from 1989 until 2004.

 

Musician:

Plays Didgeridoo, the Kora (West African harp), the Celtic Whistle and a range of percussion instruments from various cultures including the West African Jembe drum. Makes and plays the Ocarina or Ceramic Whistle. Currently performs as a freelance musician, and is Director of Sezu Music, a provider of contemporary music performance and workshops.

 

Craftsman / Artist:

Through building his own house of mud brick, wood and stone Andrew gained skills that he now turns to cabinet making, sculpture and other artistic pursuits. Has worked as Artist in Residence on several occasions including a term at Yuendumu Community Education Centre N.T.

 

Teacher:

Andrew has been teaching since 1971. Has worked in the Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Special Education sectors.  Has worked as a Studio Dance Teacher. Lectured in Arts Education at Flinders University 2003/04.

From 2002 until 2015 built and ran the Performing Arts Program Murray Bridge North Primary School. Currently works as a free-lance musician.

 

Business:

Andrew has had extensive experience in Small Business both as a manager, of Clearlight Wholefoods (1978-80), and proprietor, of The Organic Market (1981-4) and Sezu Design (1995-8). Chairperson Arts Excentrix. Principal Artist of the music services provider, Sezu Music.

 

Academic Qualifications:

 

Graduated B.Sc. in 1970 with a major in Pure Maths and a minor in Physics.

 

 

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