Courtney May Robertson

Born in 1992 at Scotland. Lives and works in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Courtney May Robertson is a performer and maker.

Upon graduating in 2013, she joined Club Guy & Roni’s Poetic Disasters Club and has since performed extensively across Europe in the work of Jan Martens, Connor Schumacher and Florentina Holzinger, amongst others. She began creating her own small-scale / DIY produced performances in 2015. As of 2020 is an ‘artist in residence’ at ICK Artist Space in Amsterdam; her recent work is also co-produced by Dansateliers Rotterdam.

As a trained dancer Courtney’s work starts with the body, but spans various disciplines including video, generative art and writing. Recurring topics in her work revolve around a widely spread phenomenon she has defined as ‘the relentless desire to dominate’. For THE WOMAN DESTROYED she was awarded De Troffel Prijs 2020; Festival Cement’s incentive prize for young makers. She was also nominated for Het Theater Festival Belgium’s equivalent, the Roel Verniers Prijs. The short solo she created prior, the pleasure of stepping off a horse when it’s moving at full speed, was selected for Aerowaves Twenty22.