JOLT 2021 : What’s My Practice 01: Working in Context with Rachel Sweeney (Mon 25th)


JOLT 2021 : What’s My Practice: Working in Context? :3 special mornings of dance workshops & discussions with 3 innovative international/national Contemporary Dance artists.

What’s My Practice 01: Working in Context with Rachel Sweeney

This workshop is free, but must be booked in advance for numbers & info relating to Zoom participation.

 Monday 25th Jan 2021 | 11-1pm  | On line

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We are delighted to announce Movement Artist, Rachel Sweeney to lead our first workshop as part of Jolt Dance Week & Symposium 25-29th 2021.

In this Zoom workshop entitled ‘Shifting States’,  participants will get a window into Rachel Sweeney’s movement practice which is based in an exploration of site and senses, and the application of somatic processes as a devising tool in choreography. This workshop will expand on her site-based choreographic methods using body-mapping, sound-scaping and anatomical-architectural interfacing, to devise and exchange movement materials across different spaces.

In this workshop – Rachel will lead a practical session exploring improvisational strategies and working from a sited approach to movement composition, using the immediate domestic space as site.

The workshop is designed to help dancers / movers articulate the shifts of attention, rhythms of breathing and qualities of looking whilst doing, that make up the layered states of dancing with both inner and outer awareness. As part of this workshop, Rachel will introduce her most recent project ‘The Floating Village’, a site specific commission for West Waterford’s Copper Coast, that applies some of the above working methods to an exploration of local costal erosion and creates interactive movement maps in response to this UNESCO geopark site.

About Rachel Sweeney

Rachel Sweeney is a practicing movement artist with a long-standing collaborative practice in visual and environmental arts. She is a classically trained singer, and her performance work integrates experimental voice and movement. She has travelled widely, performing and teaching in Sri Lanka, Japan, Australia and the US as well as Europe. Rachel is a dance researcher, writer and performer and teaches across Higher Education as well as publishing widely on dance and theatre. She is also a founder member of Orr and Sweeney dance ecology collective and her work is invested in bringing movement based knowledge into area of ecology and sustainable education.

She is a member of the Irish/Swedish cultural heritage group Karum Creevagh and is currently developing artistic and ecological collaborative projects across Dublin, Clare and Waterford, operating out of West Waterford. Further info can be found on her website www.rachelsweeney.org

 

This workshop is free, but must be booked in advance for numbers & info relating to Zoom participation.

Further Enquiries: dance@garterlane.ie

This workshop is part of Jolt Dance Week & Symposium which is part of the Dance Residency 2020 by Dee Grant @Garter Lane Arts Centre, also supported by Arts Council of Ireland & Waterford City & County Council.