2018 Residencies Application Open
Nov
1
to Nov 30

2018 Residencies Application Open

Shawbrook are offering a number of residencies for 2018. 
Applicaitons are now OPEN. To to our RESIDENCIES PAGE

A RESIDENCY AT SHAWBROOK IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PAUSE, REFLECT, REJUVENATE CREATIVE ENERGIES IN A VERY UNIQUE, RURAL ENVIRONMENT. A SHAWBROOK RESIDENCY IS LOW-TECH, LOW-KEY AWAY FROM THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF THE CITY. WHAT YOU NEED IS WITHIN YOU, AND SHAWBROOK PROVIDES A PERFECT ENVIRONMENT TO CULTIVATE YOUR CREATIVE VISION.

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Michelle Cahill in Residence
Nov
14
to Nov 28

Michelle Cahill in Residence


Michelle Cahill takes up a two week residency at Shawbrook to create and preview her first full-length solo work, Thirteen Steps to the Attic. The work is a creative collaboration with Yorkshire based performer/director Rowan Tolley. Funded by an Arts Council Project Award, supported by Shawbrook, Dance Ireland, Tipperary Dance Platform and a Firkin Crane production residency. 

More here: www.maydaycreates.com
 

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Catherine Young Dance Artist in Residence
Jan
8
to Mar 17

Catherine Young Dance Artist in Residence

Catherine Young is the 2017/18 Dance Artist in Residence at Backstage Theatre Longford & Shawbrook. Catherine will re-stage her critically acclaimed work *Welcoming the Stranger* which opened the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival in Palestine this past April. In this redevelopment of the piece Catherine will be working with people from throughout Longford, locals to the area and those from overseas who have come to call Longford their home. She will bring both communities together through a series of workshops and rehearsals throughout October and November, culminating in a performance in Backstage on Fri 15th December alongside a cast of world-class professional dancers and musicians.
Residency partners: The Arts Council (DAR scheme), Shawbrook, Backstage Theatre Longford, and Longford County Council. 

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Laura Macken in Residency
Feb
12
to Feb 16

Laura Macken in Residency

Laura will spend her week long residency focusing on her own choreographic practice. 

Currently, Laura teaches for Dance Ireland’s professional programme, teaches at the College of Dance, and is a teacher and rehearsal director for both Irish Modern Dance Theatre, and CoisCéim Dance Theatre. Laura was assistant choreographer for RTE’s Centenary at the Bord Gais Energy in 2016, and performed in Laochra at Croke Park the same year. Laura has choreographed for Pan Pan Theatre, and The College of Dance. In January 2017 Laura graduated from the University of Limerick, completing her MA in Dance. 

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Orla Mc Carthy and Max Makowski / oxmala in Residence'
Apr
29
to May 13

Orla Mc Carthy and Max Makowski / oxmala in Residence'

Orla McCarthy and Max Makowski are co-directors of oxmala. They wish to research their new work; PERSON A which deals with the topic of Appearance vs. Reality. Recognising that social demand has changed from following a norm to embodying the most attractive version of oneself possible, they question this urgency to ‘save face’. “The growing number of platforms for us to ‘be ourselves’, ‘express ourselves’, and ‘sell ourselves’ allow us to have multiple versions of ourselves. The question is, which one is real?”

Having met during their time studying in Frankfurt, they founded OXMALA to further their creative ideas and develop their choreographic practice.

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Argyro Tsampazi October Residency
Oct
22
to Oct 28

Argyro Tsampazi October Residency

Argyro Tsampazi is a dance practitioner from Greece, currently completing a PhD in Dance at Queen’s University in Belfast. The title of her PhD Research is: ‘The Application of the Orthodox Ascetic Practices to Choreographic Processes and Dance Performance’. Argyro will be joined by 6 dancers from Greece as part of her research based residency at Shawbrook. 

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Shawbrook Residency | Johanna Nuutinen
Aug
13
to Aug 25

Shawbrook Residency | Johanna Nuutinen

Finnish choreographer Johanna Nuutinen takes up residency here at Shawbrook to develop her latest piece IRIS. The multidisciplinary work is directed by Johanna Nuutinen in collaboration with film maker Jukka Rajala-Granstubb explores the themes of strength, desire and survival through the mediums of dance, film and photography. The production will premiere in Helsinki, Finland in September 2017. With them are renowned dance artists Nathalie Ruiz and Yvan Auzely. The production is supported by Finnish Cultural Foundation, Arts Promotion Center Finland, Vivicas Vänner Foundation and Huber Foundation.

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BrookDance 2017 Open Night
Aug
11
7:30 PM19:30

BrookDance 2017 Open Night

BrookDance 2017 Open Night

You're invited to BE THE AUDIENCE and be part of our eclectic Summer Series of open air events at Shawbrook. Selected through an open-call, dancers in full-time vocational training and recent dance graduates will take part in an intense, immersive dance and choreography programme. Led by Maya M. Carroll and Marguerite Donlon the dancers invite you to join them on the Forest Stage for an evening of new, original work. BrookDance is part of the annual programme of events at Shawbrook, a space for dance and creativity in the Irish Midlands.

BrookDance is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

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FREE Preview - TIDC & Marguerite Donlon
Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

FREE Preview - TIDC & Marguerite Donlon

Internationally acclaimed contemporary choreographer and ex-Shawbrook student of Artistic Director Anica Louw, Marguerite Donlon has been working with Chicago-based Trinity Irish Dance Company, here in Longford this month, at Backstage Theatre.

Five TIDC members will present and a sneak preview of this exciting, original choreography on August 8, 8 pm on the Shawbrook Forest Stage. Performance will begin at 8pm sharp. Please dress approparoately, this event takes place outdoors. (No umbrellas please as it obstructs the view).

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BrookDance 2017
Aug
1
to Aug 12

BrookDance 2017

Brook Dance is an intensive training and development programme for vocational students and professional dancers early on in their career. Each year, the programme is overseen by a mentor who will work with the group. Application is through an open call, in Spring of each year.

The BrookDance programme is supported through ongoing support from The Arts Council of Ireland / An Comhairle Ealaíon

Week 1 Mentor Maya M. Carroll | 01.08.17 - 06.08.17 (please note: Tuesday - Saturday) Week 2 Mentor *Marguerite Donlon | 07.08.17 - 12.08.17

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Choreography Night with Emma Lohan
Jul
27
8:30 PM20:30

Choreography Night with Emma Lohan

OPEN INVITATION

Join us! Be the audience for the final Summer School Choreography Night. with singer-songwriter EMMA LOHAN. Students will present new, original, imaginative work accompanied by Emma, that can only come alive in front of an audience. Please arrive early to ensure your place at the Forest Stage by 8.30pm. Parking available on-site. Follow the signs. DRESS for ALL weather

Also on Thursday 13th & 20th

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Summer Dance at Shawbrook
Jul
22
11:30 AM11:30

Summer Dance at Shawbrook

OPEN INVITATION

Join us at Shawbrook for the end of Week 2 Summer School presentation of dance pieces led by tutors Alex Simpkins & Susan Kempster. The performance will also include oringianl choreography by the students, showcasing their talents as dancers, performers and choreographers.

Parking available, please follow the signs.

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Thursday Choreography Nights
Jul
20
8:30 PM20:30

Thursday Choreography Nights

OPEN INVITATION

Join us! Be the audience for the Summer School Choreography Nights. Each week the students will present new, original, imaginative work that can only come alive in front of an audience. Please arrive early to ensure your place at the Forest Stage by 8.30pm. Parking available on-site. Follow the signs. DRESS for ALL weather

Also on Thursday 13th & 27th

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Summer Dance at Shawbrook
Jul
15
11:30 AM11:30

Summer Dance at Shawbrook

OPEN INVITATION Join us at Shawbrook for the end of Week 1 Summer School for a presentation of new work by this years tutors Diarmaid O'Meara and Zak Nemorin. The performance will also inclulde orinnginal choreography by the students. Parking availble, please follow the signs.

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Thursday Choreography Nights July 13th
Jul
13
8:30 PM20:30

Thursday Choreography Nights July 13th

OPEN INVITATION

Join us! Be the audience for the Summer School Choreography Nights. Each week the students will present new, original, imaginative work that can only come alive in front of an audience. Please arrive early to ensure your place at the Forest Stage by 8.30pm. Parking available on-site. Follow the signs. DRESS for ALL weather

Also on Thursday 20th & 27th

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Shawbrook Afro Flamenco Dance Fusion Workshop
Jun
16
10:15 AM10:15

Shawbrook Afro Flamenco Dance Fusion Workshop

A FREE Afro-Flamenco fusion dance workshop led by Shawbrook Dance artist in residence Mbulelo Ndabeni and Yinka Esi Graves The workshop is aimed at vocational and professional dancers. It will investige the physical and creative effects and responses of acoustic vibrations and energy through rhythms in African dance and Flamenco. We will explore themes and ideas based on our heritage as African descendants in modern society.

The workshop will consist of a creative task based on learnt material. We encourage individual expressions as well as the collective responses to the task.

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Shawbrook | Cruinniú na Casca
Apr
17
10:00 AM10:00

Shawbrook | Cruinniú na Casca

Shawbrook is delighted to be part of a Criunniú na Cásca events in a planned magical mystery tour discovering Creative Longford – to celebrate history, heritage, dance, music and art of the county. Organised by Creative Longford, The day will begin at Connolly Barracks located in the historic heart of Longford town. Buses will then depart for cultural venues around the county including: the Anglo Norman motte-and-bailey castle Granard; the birthplace of writer Maria Edgeworth; Shawbrook, a haven for dance set on a traditional 18th century farm in a forest of oak, ash and beech trees; and ending the day with the best of Irish music around the fire at The Haggard, a unique venue set around a thatched cottage in Moyne, north Longford. Cost: €5 per person. To book your place, email: creativeireland@longfordcoco.ie

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Shawbrook Residency - Keren Rosenberg
Apr
17
to Apr 22

Shawbrook Residency - Keren Rosenberg

Shawbrook Artist-in-residence 2017

Choreographer and dancer Keren Rosenberg will spend her residency working on her next piece MedBodies - memories we carry inside. The core team is Keren and Matteo Grazziano, a Berlin Based Italian interdisciplinary artist and Charlie Prince, a Lebanese dancer. 

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SYC Performance
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

SYC Performance

Shawbrook Youth Company present a vibrant, dynamic physical theatre piece HOME a collaboration between young creative artists, under the direction of artistic director Anica Louw.

This performance is open to the public. Keep an eye on our website and social media for further information. 

Time tbc

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Workshop | Dane Hurst
Apr
14
10:15 AM10:15

Workshop | Dane Hurst

POWER and VULNERABILITY

Shawbrook artist in residence Dane Hurst invites dancers to join him for a workshop and studio sharing of his work-in-devlopment on Friday 14th April. The workshop will focus on partnering technique and contact improvisation leading to the creation of a new duet from his repertoire, in collaboration with participants. The partnering workshop will last approx 2.5hrs. The focus is on the power and vulnerability of contact within dance.

Lunch will be provided at Shawbrook

For those travelling to Shawbrook (within Ireland), the cost of one return bus journey can be reimbursed. Places are limited. To register your interest please email: helloshawbrook@gmail.com

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Shawbrook Residency - Dane Hurst
Apr
3
to Apr 14

Shawbrook Residency - Dane Hurst

Shawbrook Artists-in-residence 2017

Dane Hurst will be working with musician and composer Nao Masuda. Nao is a Japanese taiko drummer. Together they will further explore the relationship between movement and the creation of music.  They will use themes from a recent collaboration on Exodus to explore identity, belonging, displacement, isolation, powerlessness and courage.

 

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