GALWAY DANCE DAYS / CORP-REAL International Symposium 2014

CALENDAR of EVENTS

Friday March 28

CORP_REAL international symposium
BODY & ENVIRONMENT
2pm – 6pm Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway

Rachel Sweeney: Liverpool Hope University: Sandskin I Bloodwater; tracing topographies in flooded environs
Gwen McHale: Landscape: a dance of deep ecology
Korina Biggs: Soma in the city
Emma Meehan: Immersive Scenography: Space & Somatic Practices

Carola Wingren, Professor in Landscape Architecture, University of Sweden, in conversation with Ríonach Ní Néill on Vatten Kommer – a landscape architecture & dance project on sea-level rising

Workshops

12.30 - 2pm
Bernadette Divilly: Moments of Beauty, Designing the Architecture of the City with our Feet.

4-7pm
Ella Clarke: RIOT CHOREOGRAPHY (2-session workshop, Friday 28 & Sat 29)
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PERFORMANCE

FOUNDER premiere


choreographed & composed by Maria Nilsson Waller (Sweden)
8pm. Fairgreen House, Fairgreen Road, Galway

We know more about the surface of the moon and Mars than we know about the bottom of the deep ocean. ...
Maria's choreography brings nature into the performance space, mapping vast territories in human movement and voice, transforming the raw concrete of a vacant office space into a world resonating with the wonders of the sea.
Life under water has over time adapted to circumstances in their environment in the most innovative and beautiful ways. The challenge now is for us as mankind to do the same, and do it fast on both a global and local level.
Sample works at www.marianilssonwaller.com

 

Saturday March 29

CORP_REAL international symposium
PERFORMING THE BODY

10am – 4pm, Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway & Galway city centre locations

Performances, discussions & screenings on the convergence of dance, visual, performance art and film, on the body.
Hilary Eliott: Experienced Space
Jacinta Murphy: Becoming Bodily: The Subversive Presence of the Bodily Grotesque in Modern and Contemporary Visual Culture
Carolyn Collier: A figure in the landscape
Thomas Conway: Sem/antics of writing bodies: the collaborations of Junk Ensemble and brokentalkers
Judith Bernhardt:TRACES – A Performance Drawing
Úna Quigley: Directing the Gest
Fergus Byrne: Untitled Sculpture

workshop

1.30pm– 2.30pm Korina Biggs PODCASTS Soma in the City
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PERFORMANCE

MY METHYL

Michelle Browne & Emma Martin

a Corp_Real commission
2pm – 2.45pm, Eyre Square Shopping Centre

Award-winning choreographer Emma Martin and internationally renowned visual artist Michelle Browne come together in this short-term collaboration to explore the cross over between their two practices based in action and movement. My Methyl refers to research carried out by scientists looking at mutations in genetic material, which found that mothers' behaviour could alter the genetic function of their offspring, and of further generations. Martin and Browne's shared interest in their own changing roles and behaviours as mothers will inform their collaboration.
sample their works at www.michellebrowne.net and www.emmamartindance.com

CORP_REAL international symposium
CHOREOGRAPHING FEMINIST POLITICS IN IRELAND

Site-specific Galway city: location given on confirmation of ticket booking

This panel brings together a group of artists that have created works that tackle issues of body politics and women's experiences in Irish society. If choreography is considered as a practice that puts problems into motion, how do choreographies that engage with feminist politics create sites that question difficult realities and suggest alternative futures?

PERFORMANCE

4.30 – 6pm, Site-specific Galway city: location given on confirmation of ticket booking

SOFTER SWELLS

choreographed by Aoife McAtamney
Disjointed, both in structure and content, illustrating a landscape of rapidly shifting memories, incorporating Irish cultural references to gender and sexual attitudes. The first chance for Galway to see this captivating solo, chosen for the prestigious Aerowaves international tour.
"utterly spellbinding" Broadwaybaby.com
sample works at www.aoifemcatamney.com


THESE MOMENTS 

choreographed by Judith Sibley for Chrysalis Dance

a Corp_Real commission

Chrysalis Dance uncover the wonder of the instant, the immediate, the hidden seconds in between the ordinary, in a new and evocative work, continuing Sibley's pushing of the boundaries of classical dance.

THE SEA AND THE SHAPE OF MY HEART

choreographed by Emma Fitzgerald
Following Fitzgerald & Stapleton's sold-out performance at GDD 13, Emma Fitzgerald returns with an intimate solo. Inspired by her research into female biography and the social pressures which censor the telling of womens' lives, Fitzgerald talks about her experience of rape, creates spontaneous poetry and makes a public service announcement.
Sample works at www.fitzgerald&stapleton.com

PERFORMANCE

ANTI-CAPITALISM: THE MUSICAL! 

choreographed & composed by Deirdre Murphy

World premiere
29 March 8pm, The Cube, Bailey Allen Building, NUI Galway

A fairytale of musical theatre, using circus, song, and dance to create a near-future political reality similar to our own. A large scale theatrical narrative with a cast of 15 dancers, singers, circus performers, actors and a live band, it uses acrobatics, plot twists, assassinations, and intrigue to tell the tale of a heroic group of everyday acrobats, aided by the Greek-chorus style narrations of a powerful triumvirate of fairy godmothers.
"Social criticism wrapped in wit, glee and stunning physical & vocal performance "

Sunday March 30

CORP_REAL international symposium
BODY, ACTIVISM & ENGAGEMENT

10.30am– 4pm Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway

Is it possible for humans to create a system which improves the quality of our lives and is more equal? How can we organise to make such a thing possible? What can artists do to contribute? How are we using our bodies to express resistance, hope, change?

Virginia Farman: University of Chichester :"Everyday Hero" lecture presentation on integrated practices with VIP dancers.
Michelle Cahill: Tiago Gambogi's Project Trans-Amazonia :A Brazillan Odessey. One Road, One Forest. One Man. Lots of Encounters.
Nick Bryson: A Model of 'Enlightened Self-Interest' & 'Open Participatory Budgeting' in Contemporary Dance Projects, subjectively placed in an Irish/UK Context
Helga Deasy: Freedom to move, freedom to stop: A somatic approach to empowerment in community dance
Beatrice Jarvis: PhD candidate, University of Ulster and Kingston University: Performing Practice. The Choreography of Research. The Sociological Dimension of Choreography as framework for progression of social reconciliation.

Cindy Cummings (dance artist in residence, UCD), in conversation with Finola Cronin

Anti-Capitalism: The Panel!

A panel of speakers from various backgrounds lead an open discussion on issues raised by Anti-Capitalism: the Musical!
Since the financial crash of 2008 the world has entered into a new depression. While some in the top 1% have remained comfortable, the .01% of the richest in the population have become much richer. At the same time that the broad mass of the population is struggling to make ends meet. Unemployment, underemployment, emigration and the misuse of internships are serious problems. Climate change and other environmental problems which at one time seemed to be on the agenda have disappeared from public discourse.
chair: Gavin Mendel-Gleason: Cian McMahon, Deirdre Murphy, Ella Clarke & others

PERFORMANCE

ANTI-CAPITALISM: THE MUSICAL!

choreographed & composed by Deirdre Murphy
30 March, 7pm, The Cube, Bailey Allen building, NUI Galway

A fairytale of musical theatre, using circus, song, and dance to create a near-future political reality similar to our own. A large scale theatrical narrative with a cast of 15 dancers, singers, circus performers, actors and a live band, it uses acrobatics, plot twists, assassinations, and intrigue to tell the tale of a heroic group of everyday acrobats, aided by the Greek-chorus style narrations of a powerful triumvirate of fairy godmothers.
"Social criticism wrapped in wit, glee and stunning physical & vocal performance "

Corp_Real is a partner symposium to 'Lifeworlds: Space, Place & Irish Culture' international conference, 28-29 March, hosted by Ómós Áite and the Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway. Full details on http://www.nuigalway.ie/centre_irish_studies
 

GALWAY DANCE DAYS/Corp-Real International Symposium is the public programme of Ríonach Ní Néill's Galway Dance Artist in Residence, supported by The Arts Council, Galway County Council, Galway City Council, Town Hall Theatre, Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Galway Arts Centre & National University of Ireland Galway, affiliated with the Ómós Áite: Space/Place Research Network, Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway . Additional partners Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick, Internationelle Dansprogrammet Sweden.

 

 

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