This class introduces different concepts present in dance. Starting with a warm-up aiming to bring the awareness to the body and mind working together, exploring the development of each person’s conscious body. You will follow to task-based exercises focusing on the body’s sensations and use images and sounds to develop an individual movement exploration. The explorations will lead to a series of structured exercises to explore the concepts presented.
Term of 6 classes | Dates: 24, 31, March, 7, 14, 21, 28 April.
About teacher Juliana Tarumoto
Juliana Tarumoto is from Brazil and started dancing classical ballet at early age; her first professional experience was at the age of 17 as an apprentice with Ballet Chicago Studio Company (Chicago/USA) under direction of Daniel Duell and Patricia Blair. Juliana started to be interested about different ways of dancing, exploring movements and creating. With this approach, she started her BA in Contemporary Dance and Dance teaching degree at UNICAMP (Campinas/Brazil). During her studies, she did an exchange program at London Contemporary Dance School (London/UK), working with Dane Hurst, Sarah Dowling, Geir Hytten, Hannes Langolf, Fernanda Prata and Fionn Cox Davies. In Brazil, she was a dancer with Dança sem Fronteiras directed by Fernanda Amaral from February/2017 to July/2018.
In September/2018, Juliana moved to Ireland to do the MA in Contemporary Dance in The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance- University of Limerick, having as course director Jenny Roche. During the MA, she performed works by Jack Webb, Liz Roche, Ursula Robb and Paul White. Also, she took part in a residency with Evangelia Kolyra at Dance Limerick and performed the piece “Oi!” directed by Yasmin Mello in the Scene+Heard Festival (February/2019) in Dublin. Juliana participated of Step Up 2019, training with Eoin Mac Donnacha, Dieter Heitkamp and Rainer Behr and performed original works by Marguerite Donlon, Francesco Vecchione and Emanuele Soavi in Limerick, Longford, Cork and Dublin.
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.
Based at the premises of the former Daghdha Dance Company, Dance Limerick houses offices and a fully equipped studio space along with a separate performance venue known as the Daghda Space
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