Part of Dance Limerick’s Series of Professional Classes curated by Dance Limerick and DL Bridge Artist, Katy Hewison.
Katy is curious about translating her practice to all ages and abilities in a playful, imagery and self-discovery led way. In this pro class there will be time and space for you to get connected with your dancing body and meet new people. It will involve movement exploration, crossings in space and improvisation. Focusing on spirals, pathways, and textures of movement. Expect to explore, play, ignite and develop ways of moving to discover your efficient, sensitive body and imaginative mind.
Katy Hewison is the new DL Bridge Artist at Dance Limerick. She has recently moved to Limerick from Yorkshire (UK), where she pioneered ‘Improplay’– an innovative research, workshop, and performance project which focusses on bringing together young children, dance artists and educators in creative and reflective spaces to explore the effects of dance improvisation on learning. Her work uses contemporary dance to co-create with communities to investigate learning and audience experiences – this has been supported by Arts Council England, Leeds Inspired, Leeds Dance Partnership and Yorkshire Dance. Her work has been programmed at multiple local and national festivals, highlights of which include; The National Children & Their Grown Ups Showcase, Hullabaloo Theatre’s Outdoor Festival in the Park and Intergenerational Ageless Festival by Yorkshire Dance at Leeds Playhouse. Katy developed a series of workshops with Improplay dance collaborators and musician Wilfred Kimber, which were delivered at early years settings, primary schools and intergenerational family settings across Yorkshire, and earned Scope Charity’s Inclusivity Activity Award in 2021. Katy graduated at degree and master’s level from Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2018 and has since toured performances internationally with; VERVE (UK, Malta & Germany), Vanessa Grasse’s MESH (South Korea & UK), Mirjam Gurtner’s PLAY (Germany & Switzerland), Northern Rascals, Akshay Sharma and Rachel Dean’s THUMBELINA. She has shared the joy of dance with all ages whilst volunteering in Greece UNICEF schools and refugee camps with ‘The Flying Seagulls’ Project and has delivered educational programmes for various organisations; Northern Ballet, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Rural Steps Youth Dance Companies and at La Casa di Elisa (Italy).