Malik Nashad Sharpe

Malik is an artist working with choreography. Creating primarily underneath the alias Marikiscrycrycry, he creates performances that are formally experimental and engaged with the construction of atmosphere, affect, and dramaturgy.  

Malik’s works have been presented internationally and across many different contexts. UK events include Fierce Festival, BUZZCUT at CCA Glasgow, NOW Festival at the Yard Theatre, The Place, Steakhouse Live at Rich Mix, Queer and Now at Tate Britain, Tramway, NottDance at Nottingham Contemporary, Duckie, Marlborough Pub and Theatre, Theatre in the Mill, Transmission Gallery, Quarterhouse Folkestone, Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, Cambridge Junction, London Fashion Week, Battersea Arts Centre and Institute of Contemporary Arts. Internationally, events include American Realness, Submerge Festival at BAC, Panoply Performance Lab and Center for Human Rights in the Arts/OSUN in the USA; Montreal arts et interculturels, Theatre La Chapelle and Toronto Community Love-In at Pia Bouman Theatre in Canada; Block Universe x EWerk Luckenwalde in Germany; Menagerie de Verre in France; Beursschouwburg in Belgium; and Les Urbaines Lausanne and Gessnerallee in Switzerland.  

As a choreographer, he has worked with the English National Opera, Gate Theatre, Young Vic, Hampstead Theatre and at the National Theatre as a part of Summer Space to Create.  

Malik is currently an associate artist at The Place and Hackney Showroom and an artist-in-residence at Sadler’s Wells. He was formerly an artist-in-residence at Tate Modern, Tate Britain and at Barbican Open Labs. He is a regular contributor to Mission Statement Magazine, and his writings have been published by Vulnerable Paradoxes, MSM, MCQ, and the Capilano Review, and was recently named by Attitude Magazine as a Rising Star in Dance. He lives and makes work from London and Montreal.