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Shawbrook Residency - Justine Doswell (IE)

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. Functional, pedestrian, gestural movement, their origin, intention, meaning (portrayed & understood), narrative or abstraction, be it disembodied or subsumed. Justine is very much looking forward to having the space and time to investigate these ideas with the support of her collaborators and Shawbrook.

“Study Bach. There you will find everything.” Johannes Brahms

Justine Doswell has been based in Dublin and actively working in dance since 1997. Companies and choreographers she has worked with include Liz Roche Company (previously Rex Levitates) / Jodi Melnick; John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre / Fabrice Dugied / Sean Curran / Sara Rudner; CoisCéim Dance Theatre; Channel 4's Ballet Boyz / Charles Linehan; Dance Theatre of Ireland / Les Carnet Bagouet; Charleroi Danses / Merce Cunningham / Lucinda Childs / Paul Taylor Dance Company / Karole Armitage; The Abbey Theatre; Opera Ireland amongst others. Her work The Thing Is?... was curated for Theatre Club's Theatre Machine Turns You On Volume 5 at Project Arts Centre, December 2018 and most recently she participated in Liz Roche Company, The Lir Academy and Dance Ireland's collaborative artist development project Lighting Design for Dance, presenting work in progress, The Elusive Apple of My ”I”, in collaboration with lighting designer Matt Burke. www.justinedoswell.com