This workshop offers a unique opportunity to question the place of dance as a human being, outside
the context of technique, style, performance or social needs.
It is facilitated by Clifden based dance artist Magdalena Hylak, who is nationally known for her work
with Irish choreographers such as Catherine Young or John Scott, and internationally with Compagnie
Nacera Belaza (FR).
The workshop is the development of her personal artistic project that has emerged in public space as
a response to lockdown, in the midst of Covid19 pandemic. Therefore, the workshop involves both
indoor and outdoor work, and it is based on a search for personal movement.
Specifically for this workshop, she invites Brussels based live sound artist Lionel Kasparian, who is
working with her on her personal projects. Here, his experimental work will allow the breaking down of
traditional musical boundaries with the aim of liberating the movement from the questions of style.
The workshop will start with an energetic warmup indoors, which will be followed by a personal
movement research closely related to the live sound. The work will then shift outdoors to experience
and explore moving as an individual in the public space. Finally, back in the studio, participants will be
invited to share their own dances and their experiences of moving both indoors and outdoors with the
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