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

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 - Kristyn Fontanella (IE)
Jun
9
to Jun 14

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 - Heli Keskikallio (Finland)
Jun
16
to Jun 28

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 Choreography Night - Summer School Week 2
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

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 Choreography Night with Luka Bloom
Aug
8
7:30 PM19:30

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

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

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

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 - Anna Rose (Germany)
May
12
to May 17

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 May 17

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 May 10

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 Mar 22

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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2018 AUGUST Residency VALTTERI RAEKALLIO
Aug
12
to Aug 24

2018 AUGUST Residency VALTTERI RAEKALLIO

The company will spend their two-week residency working on the new
immersive performance AUDIENCE -Valtteri Raekallio's physical theatre of the mind to poetry by Eino Santanen. Audience is the latest immersive joint work by choreographer Valtteri Raekallio and poet Eino Santanen. The piece continues Raekallio and Santanen's acclaimed Physical theatre of the mind series of works, which has previously included the productions Representative (2014), Short Stories from Forgotten Rooms (2015) and A Performance (2016).

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BrookDance Performance Aug 4th
Aug
4
11:30 AM11:30

BrookDance Performance Aug 4th

BE THE AUDIENCE

Join us on Saturday Aug 4th, 11.30am for a chance to see new works created by the dancers of #BrookDance 18, under the guidance and mentorship of NDT dancers Sarah Reynolds and Roger Van der Poel. This event is FREE

**Assmeble in the Farmyard at 11.15 sharp**

**Performance takes place outdoors. Please dress appropriately for ALL types of Irish Weather**

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BrookDance 2018
Jul
22
to Aug 11

BrookDance 2018

BrookDance

BrookDance is an intensive training and development programme led by International Dancers and choreographers. We are proud to announce our mentors for 2018; Dane Hurst (Rambert), Sarah Reynolds (NDT) and Theo Clinkard. Set in the unique surroundings of an 18th Century Farmhouse in the Irish countryside, Shawbook is the perfect environment to immerse yourself in a concentrated dance programme.   Participants are given the opportunity to reflect on and nurture their choreographic practice. There is an opportunity to perform work in a mixed programme of solos, duets and a mentor-led ensemble piece on the Shawbrook Forest Stage in front of an audience. This course is specially designed for dancers age 16+, vocational students and professional dancers early on in their career. 

THE COURSE FEE INCLUDES ALL TUITION, ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION, ALL MEALS AND LOCAL TRAVEL TRANSFERS.   

BrookDance 2018

  • DANE HURST (Rambert) - Brook Dance Week 1 JULY 22 - to 28 (Age 16+ / Advanced Ballet/Vocational/pre-professional)
  • SARAH REYNOLDS (NDT) - Brook Dance Week 2 JULY 29 - AUG 4 (Vocational students/professional dancers)
  • THEO CLINKARD - Brook Dance Week 3 AUGUST 5 - 11 (Vocational students/professional dancers)
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Shawbrook Summer School
Jul
3
to Jul 21

Shawbrook Summer School

Eat....Sleep....Breathe.....DANCE

For over 30 years Shawbrook's week-long residential dance courses have been honing students skills in Ballet, Jazz, Aerial, Contemporary, Choreography and Theatre Craft. Our tutors are professionals in the world of dance both at home and abroad. Shawbrook Summer School is unique as it offers on-site accommodation on a beautiful idyllic 18th century farmhouse with surrounding woodlands of oak, ash and beech trees. 

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2018 JUNE Residency LUKE MURPHY
Jun
24
to Jun 29

2018 JUNE Residency LUKE MURPHY

Luke Murphy and dancers will begin early research for a new group work responding to research on developments and studies of skin throughout the Renaissance period. With six hundred years behind us we still find ourselves caught between humanistic celebrations of the body and the discomfort of our underlying notions of identity. At Shawbrook Luke will research this fundamental period where notions of the body and the self shifted and conflicted.

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2018 JUNE Residency ROB HEASLIP
Jun
17
to Jun 22

2018 JUNE Residency ROB HEASLIP

Rob Heaslip and company will be here in residence for one week to work on his latest creation A GLIMPSE OF FLESH AND BLOOD. Working with Contemporary Vocalist Michelle O’Rourke, Singer Alasdair Whyte, Dancer Maria Nilsson Waller and using music by Composer Ross Whyte, the company will be exploring the means to recreate traditional Gaelic funeral songs and subsequently investigate their manifestation upon the performing body.

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2018 JUNE Residencies CHRONOS
Jun
10
to Jun 15

2018 JUNE Residencies CHRONOS

Chronos is a collective of five young dance artists, based in Amsterdam. Together they create and perform dance pieces in The Netherlands and abroad. During the residency they will start researching for their new work, a piece that will be work within the frame of moving backwards. The concept comes from their fascination for people's need to make (chronological) sense of stories or images. They would like to research the movement quality, which they find is very specific in reversed movements, due to e.g. gravity. They question; if they present the end of the piece as the beginning, does the end then actually become the beginning? When everything is moving backwards do we still try to understand the cause or the beginning? Do we try to make sense by anticipating and imagining what might have happened before?

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2018 JUNE Residency LA TRESSE
Jun
3
to Jun 8

2018 JUNE Residency LA TRESSE

Montreal based dance collective La Tresse will be developing ideas for their new creation L’Encre Noire. They will be exploring the physical shifts that occur when bodies are transported from terrestrial to aquatic environments. The artists are inspired by the dark and enchanting character of the sea and the Irish mythology connected to water.

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2018 HATCH Residencey YOURI de GUSSEM
May
27
to Jun 1

2018 HATCH Residencey YOURI de GUSSEM

Belgian based dance artist, performer and choreographer Youri De Gussem is in residence to work and develop a new solo "Moi, Voyageur de rêve", a deeply personal expression of mourning and loss. The work is based on the artist's grandfather who fled his home country through war, and risked his life for the possibility to create a new one, in a new country. 

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Timmy Creed - In Residence
May
27
to Jun 1

Timmy Creed - In Residence

Actor and writer TImmy Creed will spend one week here at Shawbrook preparing his one man show SPLICED that is to be presented at Cork Midsummer Festival, Ennis Street Arts Festival and Clonmel Junction Festival this summer. SPLICED premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival 2017.

www.spliced.ie

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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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HATCH Residency Eva O Connor
Apr
22
to Apr 28

HATCH Residency Eva O Connor

Eva O'Connor will be in residence to develop a fresh new piece "Get RREEL", which will use dance, physical theatre  and tech to explore the story of a world famous girl band on the brink of collapse. She will be working with dancers Roisin Laffan, Louise Hynes, Robyn Byrne, and Elspeth McKeever who have worked together in various capacities over the years, having first collaborated in Shawbrook in their early teens. 

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HATCH Residency PETER POWER
Apr
1
to Apr 7

HATCH Residency PETER POWER

Peter Power will be in residence along with Stephanie Dufresne, Michael Gallen and Peter Power to spend time developing a new music work "In Clouds"

‘In Clouds’ is set for premiere at Cork Midsummer Festival 2018 for 6 performances at Triskel Arts Centre.

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Laura Macken in Residency
Feb
12
to Feb 16

Laura Macken in Residency

Laura takes up residency at Shawbrook to research and develop material for a new work choreographed in the classical/neo classical style.  Drawing on her  experience and love for classical ballet,  and personal experience in other dance genres to generate movement ideas.  Set to music by Bach, reflecting the musicality and overlapping melodies within Bach’s music, and echoing ballet’s historical roots within early court dance.  This preliminary research will begin a process, which will continue with a two-week residency in DanceHouse in July 2018 and culminate in a studio performance, involving seven dancers.  "I hope to reconnect with classical dancers who often lack opportunities to perform in Ireland, and to promote and diversifying new classical works.  I am very much looking forward to my first residency, my first experience in Shawbrook, and I am appreciative of the opportunity to start my research for this project."  This project is being mentored by Marguerite Donlon, and is sponsored by The Arts Council.

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