Shawbrook Residency - Youri de Gussem (BEL)
Sep
15
to 20 Sep

Shawbrook Residency - Youri de Gussem (BEL)

During this residency, Youri will research for a new piece," L’autre Monde/Spiritus" (working title), a trio based on the Mind/Spirit of Human being.
In Metaphysics and in the religions, the Mind/Spirit designates the immaterial element incarnated in the human being. In psychology, the term becomes synonymous with all human mental activities, conscious and non-conscious. The aim is to explore these mental faculties and put in movement these immaterial elements.

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Shawbrook Residency - Cree Barnett  Williams (UK)
Sep
8
to 13 Sep

Shawbrook Residency - Cree Barnett Williams (UK)

This world is created.

This world has rules.

Rules are unknown, but the characters, stories, feeling, intrigue us and we, the intrigued, are invited to look in and feel as they do, or not. Laugh as they do, or not. Somehow we know the story, we know it well. In fact this is your story. I did not observe a character but myself. Into this word we become intimately woven, the familiarity of it’s DNA in us. But the script changes, we remember: no matter how close to home we feel, we’re merely guests in this meticulously architectured world. Confusion, sadness, joy, mild sense of mistrust, humiliation, and maybe a laugh.

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BrookDance 2019 Sarah Reynolds, Dominic Santia and Theo Clinkard
Aug
11
to 24 Aug

BrookDance 2019 Sarah Reynolds, Dominic Santia and Theo Clinkard

BrookDance 2019 with Sarah Reynolds with Dominc Santia & Theo Clinkard

A TWO week summer dance and choreography intensive for vocational students and pre-professionals set in the stunning surrounds of an 18th century Farmhouse in the Irish Midlands.

Meet the mentors: http://www.shawbrook.org/brookdance

Workshop 1 – Freedom and/in Form

Sarah and Dominic will explore different styles of form in an effort to explore freedom of movement. Nonform based dance often gets confused with shapeless lack of skill. And perhaps that may be true. But what if we find that shapelessness is simply another form of movement. How can we as dancers use forms to investigate the in-betweens - the moment of transition. How can we develop our skillset, making use of different forms to find freedom in transitioning between them seamlessly.

WORKSHOP 2 Lucidity in Action 

An opportunity to embody and discuss the practices that lie at the heart of Theo’s work. 

He will be inviting dancers to bring attention to their perceptive experience of the space, of the other dancers and of their own moving body to find greater lucidity in action and a sense of connection within the group. This will be followed by phrases and group improvisations that encourage articulate and expansive dancing. Theo will then share some exploratory and creative tasks from various creative processes, many of which use working with response to divert performers self consciousness. Theo will be cultivating a generous and inclusive safe space for all those that attend.

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Shawbrook Choreography Night with Luka Bloom
Aug
8
8:30 pm20:30

Shawbrook Choreography Night with Luka Bloom

Thirty years since his last performance at Shawbrook, Irish folk singer-songwriter Luka Bloom returns to play on the Forest Stage on Thursday 8th August for Choreography Night, part of Shawbrook’s Annual Summer Programme.

This promises to be very special evening of music and dance. Tasked with devising and choreographing original pieces set to a selection of Luka’s songs, student dancers attending Week 3 Shawbrook Summer School will have the exciting opportunity to perform accompanied by Luka Bloom onstage. Audiences can enjoy more of Luka’s songs before and after the performance.For over 30 years Shawbrook's week-long residential dance courses have been honing students’ skills in Ballet, Jazz, Aerial, Contemporary, Choreography and performance. Our tutors are professionals in the world of dance both at home and abroad. Thursday Choreography Nights are a huge part of the week for young dancers. Previous performances with live musicians include; Liam O’Maoinlaigh, Preachers Son, Julie Shanley, Emma Lohan, Redmond O’Toole.

Funded by Creative Ireland Longford

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Shawbrook Choreography Night - Summer School Week 2
Aug
1
8:30 pm20:30

Shawbrook Choreography Night - Summer School Week 2

Join us for Thursday night Choreography Night on the Forest Stage. Students will present original pieces of work they have practiced during the week. Having an audience awards them the opportunity to develop performance skills and receive feedback. The is a FREE event.

Choreography Night performances take place on the Forest Stage. Please arrvie 15 minutes before the start time. This is a FREE event,

Please note:

* Follow the signs for the car park

* Please dress appropriately for all weather

* Assemble in the court yard, you will be led to the Forest by a guide.

* NO PETS allowed on site.

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Shawbrook Residency - Nathan Cornwell
Jul
7
to 12 Jul

Shawbrook Residency - Nathan Cornwell

Dancer and choreographer Nathan cornwell will begin movement research and structural development for a new piece based on the theme of siblings. We cannot choose our siblings, but can potentially make new non-blood-related ones of our own through friendships as we go through life. But are these connections stronger than blood connections? Nathan will work with dancer Amand Pulaj.

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Shawbrook Resdiency - Justine Doswell (Ireland)
Jul
7
to 12 Jul

Shawbrook Resdiency - Justine Doswell (Ireland)

During her residency Justine wishes to continue her choreographic inquiry and undertake a period of practice-based research. Alongside two dance artists she intends to take inspiration from Bach’s masterpiece Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of the Fugue) BWV 1080, exploring the compositional structure through movement. She is also interested in the re imaginings of what body movements mean to other people.

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Shawbrook Residency - Heli Keskikallio (Finland)
Jun
16
to 28 Jun

Shawbrook Residency - Heli Keskikallio (Finland)

Heli Keskikallio will immerse herself into a new work, Flesh Thing, a hybrid of a performance piece and painting happening that mixes bodily techniques with live painting. It researches associative chains created by non-linguistic meanings proposing an associative mode of representation. The work is at its embryonic stage, and in the Shawbrook residency we will focus on developing the corporeality and the bodily practice of the work.

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Shawbrook Residency - Kristyn Fontanella (IE)
Jun
9
to 14 Jun

Shawbrook Residency - Kristyn Fontanella (IE)

This residency will be the beginning of the research and development period for a new piece by Kristyn Fontanella Dance, where they take what we know from traditional Irish step dancing and use it in a contemporary context. Kristyn will be joined by dancer and long term collaborator Sibéal Davitt and two other dancers.

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Shawbrook Residency - Veli Lehtovaara in association with Finnish Cultural Foundation
May
19
to 31 May

Shawbrook Residency - Veli Lehtovaara in association with Finnish Cultural Foundation

Veli will spend time at Shawbrook developing a new work under the title Forest of Harvested Time . ? This will be the first longer work period on the project and we will mainly focus on movement research, developing conceptual framework and articulating practices, which we will apply later in the creation.

This residency was awarded under the Shawbrook Residency Scheme and The Finnish Cultural Foundation.

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Shawbrook Residency - Anna Rose (Germany)
May
12
to 17 May

Shawbrook Residency - Anna Rose (Germany)

Anna Rose and her company of dancers will spend time at Shawbrook finishing a new work *Abandon Ship*.

Anna Rose is a contemporary dancer, choreographer, and singer, hailing from the Shawangunk mountains of New York. She received her early dance training in a variety of classical, folk, and percussive dance forms, and has performed and taught extensively at festivals and venues across the U.S. with The Vanaver Caravan dance company. With them and others, she has appeared at a variety of venues, including Lincoln Center, Jacobs Pillow, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, and The Egg. After graduating early from high school, Rose moved to New York City where she completed the Professional Studies Program with the José Limón Dance Company, learning and performing Limón’s solo work Maenad, under the tutelage of Carla Maxwell and Ann Vachon.

Image: In Between: A Dance Film Series (cinematography is by Carissa Henderson).

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Shawbrook Residency Matt Szczerek / HUMAN COLLECTIVE (IE)
May
12
to 17 May

Shawbrook Residency Matt Szczerek / HUMAN COLLECTIVE (IE)

Matt Szczerek and HUMAN COLLECTIVE will spend time at Shawbrook developing a new work BLAME GAME. The piece will look at BREXIT and its possible consequences of divide in Europe. We will observe what it means to be on both sides of the ‘BLAME GAME’, examining ideas around social obedience, personal choice, media manipulation, violent rhetoric and negotiation.

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Shawbrook Residency - Ronan Brady (IE)
May
5
to 10 May

Shawbrook Residency - Ronan Brady (IE)

Ronan will spend his time at Shawbrook developing a new show Sub Rosa. It’s a duet of acrobatic dance, cyr wheel and hand to hand between Ronan Brady and Aisling Ní Cheallaigh. It examines the idea that we focus on what we are instead of who we are. Society and media tell us that the more talented we are, the more important we are. Click for more info

sports stars, actors and celebrity.

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Shawbrook Residency - Katherine Maxwell (USA)
Mar
17
to 22 Mar

Shawbrook Residency - Katherine Maxwell (USA)

Katherine Maxwell is from the United States of America. Her residency at Shawbrook will focus on artistic refueling and the conceptual research and movement development of ‘PRISM’, a large-scale work set to premiere in late-autumn of 2019. ‘PRISM’ is intended to probe the role escapism plays in communal progress. Navigating between the nostalgic and futuristic, the goal of PRISM is to prompt questions that keep us from total sentimentality about the past, complacency about the present, ambivalence about the future.

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