Galway Dance Project announces exciting programme for January to March 2014

Galway Dance Project Is delighted to present a packed and prestigious programme of events for January to March 2014 that includes leading international, national and local choreographers and dance artists sharing their knowledge and artistry.

The programme features one of the UK’s most innovative and avant-garde choreographers and visual artists Rosemary Butcher, one of Ireland’s leading and most respected choreographers Liz Roche, as well as Rionach Ni Neill, Katherine O’Malley, Elena Giannotti, Berni Divilly and Rachel Parry among others.

Kick-starting the year will be a workshop with Galway based dance artist Bernadette Divilly entitled Dancing Between the Bones.  Also starting in January will be an innovative series of dance classes and talks from NUIG’s Rachel Parry providing an Introduction to Contemporary Dance practice.

For full details and further information please see our programme page or Faceook.com/Galway Dance Project.

 

Galway Dance Project presents

Dancing between the Bones

Lab & Workshop with Bernadette Divilly in Somatics/ Contact Improvisation

Jan 18 & 19

12-7pm

Galway Rowing Club, Waterside, Woodquay, Galway

This workshop will focus on the ligaments and synovial fluid, working between the structure of the bones and the spaces in between and will explore elements of bone and joint anatomy and their application to making Dance in the Moment.

This Lab has been inspired by the work of Professor Barbara Dilley at Naropa University in composition and improvisation and will combine the simplicity of her teachings with Somatic explorations that focus on bone connections.

Please wear comfortable layers of clothing suitable for working outdoors as well as inside and bring a blanket, cushion notebook and pen.

Facilitator Bernadette Divilly works as Dance Movement Therapist and Socially Engaged Choreographer in Galway

Key elements in this work: Dharma Art, Somatic Intelligence, Contemplative Dance and Contact Improvisation

Numbers are limited so advance booking is recommended.

Workshop costs E40/30.

To book e-mail contact@galwaydanceproject.com or join the event on Facebook.com/GalwayDanceProject.

 

Galway Dance Project

presents

An introduction to Contemporary Dance

with Rachel Parry, NUI Galway

A series of talks, dance classes and performances

Aras Na MacLeinn, NUI Galway

Jan 20 – Mar 6

Mondays 6.30 – 8pm

Rachel Parry is a dance practitioner living and working in Galway City. Originally from North Wales, she trained as a dancer in England and the Netherlands and currently teaches dance and arts-related subjects at NUI Galway.

Rachel will give three talks providing an insight in to contemporary dance performance and practice, its development and its relationship to other art forms.  She will also lead three dance classes to further embody a deeper understanding of contemporary dance practice.

The series will also include attendance at two contemporary dance performances by one of Ireland’s leading dance companies, Liz Roche Company on Feb 5 and Galway’s Dancer in Residence Rionach Ni Neill on Mar 6.

 

Talks

The View, Aras Na MacLeinn, NUI Galway

Mondays Jan 20, 27 & Feb 3 2014 6.30pm

Dance Classes

The Cube, Aras Na MacLeinn, NUI Galway

Mondays Feb 10, 17 & 24 2014 6.30pm

Performances

Liz Roche Company’s Interloper at the Town Hall Theatre, Wednesday, February 5 2014 (with a pre-show reception and a post-show talk with Liz Roche, Choreographer and Rionach Ni Neill, Galway Dancer in Residence)

Rionach Ni Neill’s Na Cotai Dearga as part of NUI Galway’s Arts in Action at the Aula Maxima, NUI Galway on March 6 2014

 

Attendance costs

Talks: E10 per class, E25 for all three

Dance Classes: E10 per class, E25 for all three

E45 for all talks and dance classes / E30 student & concession rate

Additional Performances: Liz Roche Company Î14 & Rionach Ni Neill Î10

 

Numbers are limited so advance booking is recommended. To book e-mail contact@galwaydanceproject.com or join the event on Facebook.com/GalwayDanceProject.

 

Galway Dance Project

Presents, in a special collaboration with Liz Roche Company

Contemporary Dance Classes with Katherine O’Malley

Advanced and Professional Level

Monday January 20, 27 & February 3 2014

11am – 1pm

Galway Rowing Club

Waterside

Woodquay

Galway

Katherine O’Malley is Associate Dance Artist with Liz Roche Company and will be teaching choreography from their forthcoming show, Interloper premiering at the Town Hall Theatre February 5th, 2014.

E10/5

To celebrate the premiere of Liz Roche Company’s

Interloper

At the Town Hall Theatre, Galway on Wednesday, February 5th 2013

Galway Dance Project

Presents

Pre-Show Reception with an introductory talk by Galway’s Dancer in Residence Rionach Ni Neill

Upstairs THT – 7.15pm

Post-show Talk

Liz Roche, Choreographer and Director of Liz Roche Company in conversation with Rionach Ni Neill, Galway’s Dancer in Residence following the premiere of Interloper at Town Hall Theatre, Galway.

Workshop with Liz Roche, Choreographer and Director of Liz Roche Company

Thursday February 6th, 2014

10am – 2pm

Galway Rowing Club, Waterside, Woodquay, Galway

Advanced and Professional Level

Building on classes led by Katherine O’Malley, Liz Roche, one of Ireland’s most respected choreographers will focus on developing choreography for the stage.

E20/15 concession

 

Galway Dance Project’s Annual Forum

Galway Dance Project will hold its annual forum on February 19th 2014 in the Town Hall Theatre Studio.  The focus of the forum will be on Positioning Dance in Galway and the potential for dance in Galway City and County.

We will also be announcing our membership plans and opening membership to the professional dance community in Galway.  Further details will be available in the New Year.

Date for diary:

Galway Dance Project’s Annual Forum

Wednesday February 19th, 2014

 

Galway Dance Project presents

Contemporary Dance Classes with Elena Giannotti

Advanced and Professional Level

Thursday February 27 & Mondays March 3 & 10, 2014

11am – 1pm

Galway Rowing Club

Waterside

Woodquay

Galway

You can read more about Elena and her work at www.jadecnaren.org.

 

Galway Dance Project is delighted to present

A Workshop, Screening and Public Talk with Rosemary Butcher

(Workshop – Advanced and Professional Level)

March 1, 2014

Followed by a public talk and screening of her work.

E60/40

A workshop with one of the most avant-garde and innovative choreographers working today.

Rosemary Butcher has developed her own movement language and choreographic form based around conceptual art, pure movement and a complex use of space that has influenced and inspired three generations of British choreographers; most notably Sue McLennan, Russell Maliphant, Laurie Booth, Fin Walker and Jonathan Burrows.

By her determination to remain an independent artist, her use of cross-arts collaboration within the choreographic process and her frequent choice of non-theatrical spaces to present her work, she has profoundly influenced the direction of British contemporary dance.

Numbers are limited so advance booking is recommended.

To book e-mail contact@galwaydanceproject.com or join the event on Facebook.com/GalwayDanceProject.

 

Workshop with Elena Giannotti

Advanced and Professional Level

March 15 – 16

Clifden, Co. Galway

E40/20

Building on Elena’s previous classes, this workshop will assist in a deeper level of practice and technique.

Numbers are limited so advance booking is recommended.

To book e-mail contact@galwaydanceproject.com or join the event on Facebook.com/GalwayDanceProject.  Classes cost €10 and €5 for students or unemployed.

If you wish to take part in any of these classes but find the cost prohibitive, please contact Galway Dance Project.

In other news…

Galway Dance Days Festival

Galway’s Dancer in Residence Rionach Ni Neill has announced March 28-30 as the dates for next year’s Galway Dance Days Festival, which she curates.  As part of the Festival will be a Corp-Real Symposium for artists and scholars interested in body based practice and performance.   A call for papers has been issued and is attached – submission deadline in January 17th, 2014.

Full Galway Dance Project programme details are available at www.galwaydanceproject.com and on Facebook.com/Galway Dance Project.  

Galway Dance Project was established in 2011 to support the development of dance in Galway.  It provides a programme of professional level dance classes, workshops and events and is working towards securing a dedicated space for dance in Galway city.

Galway Dance Project is funded by The Arts Council and acknowledges the support of Galway City Council.