Z(ero)ing into Improvisation
Part of Dance Limerick's New Series of Professional Classes curated by Dance Limerick and Irish World Academy of Music and Dance Associate Artist, Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín.
The workshop is based on an approach to movement research, improvisation and performance called z(ero)ing. It comprises a series of improvisational tasks which provide for movement to be explored from a number of different angles:‘directional spatial awareness’ (sensing Space as a supportive surface) and ‘pre-movement impulses’ (attuning to breath and gravity). The notion of collective finding is central to z(ero)ing. We research together and discuss our ‘findings’. This feedback loop allows us to better understand what is going on and to further explore how the tasks might provide for the energy of ‘thing’ which is also ‘no-thing’ to be harnessed.
Mary Nunan is a dance artist. Throughout her career she has created a substantial body of choreographies that have been presented at national and international venues. Her professional career began when she joined Dublin Contemporary Dance Theatre (1981-86). She was founder Artistic Director of Daghdha Dance Company (1988-1999) and Course Director of the MA Contemporary Dance Performance, UL (1999-2016). Since 2016 she has continued to work as an independent artist: choreographer, performer, mentor, writer. Her practice, in all its manifestations, is driven by her deep curiosity and ongoing investigation into movement as a unique way of knowing and being-in-the world.
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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.
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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