Workshop and Performed Lecture: Unwrapping d a n s e with Rosalind Crisp

Rosalind Crisp. Photo by Anna Solé


Worskhop: €25 / Lecture: €6 (free if attending workshop)


10:00am to 13:00pm
14:30pm to 16:00pm


Fri 09 Mar '18


Dance Limerick

Workshop: 10AM-1PM €25
Danced Lecture: 2:30PM-4PM €6 (or free if you are attending the workshop)


The workshop will be an introductory physical experience of Rosalind's method offering practical tools to help dancers become aware of the act of dancing and suggest concrete ways of generating and perceiving movement. As a practice this work can deflect the dancer from their habitual movement pathways, enlarge their range of movement choices, and place them more solidly in the present. These are primary sources for movement that empower the dancer as creative agent.

Danced Lecture

In the danced lecture she will delve more deeply into her practice and how it has been sustained and transformed over time. With a focus on improvisational philosophies, Unwrapping d a n s e will be of interest not just to dancers – but musicians, visual artists, actors and comics.

About Rosalind Crisp

Rosalind Crisp is based between Berlin and Marlo (Australia). She studied ballet, contemporary, Contact improvisation, release work and Body Mind Centering®. In 1996 Rosalind established the Omeo Dance studio in Sydney for her dance research. The studio became a home for the Sydney experimental dance community for ten years. In 2001 Rosalind was invited to Paris and moved there in 2004 to take up the position as associate artist of the Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson (2004-2012). Her performance works continue to tour throughout Europe and Australia, where she is sought after for her choreographic thought and dance method. Rosalind has received numerous awards for her work, holds a Masters by research from the University of Western Sydney, and is an honorary fellow of the University of Melbourne VCAM. In 2016 the French Ministry of Culture celebrated her with a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Dame of the Arts).

The foundation of Rosalind’s work is her ongoing studio research practice, both alone and with her long term collaborators, amongst others: French dancers Céline Debyser and Max Fossati, Australian performer Andrew Morrish, Swiss musician Bo Wiget, and dance scholars Isabelle Ginot and Susan Leigh Foster. Her current work situates her dancing body within the unfolding environmental devastation of the colonial project of white Australia and asks how can dance be an act of resistance and take responsibility for political change?

For over thirty years Rosalind has been deconstructing her dancing body, evolving a field of choreographic principles and tools that offer creative autonomy to other dance and movement artists. Her tools for self-choreographing are simple and concrete. They enable dancers to source movement from anywhere in their bodies at any time, to subvert historically embedded patterns and to navigate the continual flux of perception and action. With practice, her method provides dance artists the means, the rigour and the enthusiasm to go beyond the training.


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Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick will advocate for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick will promote the creation of new and innovative work and will devise programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.

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