Moving Conversations (Create)
A discussion on collaborative dance curated by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, in partnership with Dublin Dance Festival and supported by RUA RED.
Create is working with Dublin Dance Festival to explore the ideas and inspiration behind works featured in the Festival programme, particularly those with a collaborative focus. This afternoon event will include a viewing of WITHOUT, the seven screen installation by choreographer and artist Rosemary Lee, a keynote presentation by Rosemary about her work and the development of this ambitious large scale installation with Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company, and a panel discussion on collaborative dance, participation and engagement.
What does it demand of the professionally trained dancer to work collaboratively with communities or non-dancers? Does labelling a work ‘community dance’ immediately alter the way the work might be received? In what ways can collaboration offer an opportunity to make dance more visible and accessible? The panel will discuss these questions and more from the point of view of the work they have created, the processes involved and their learnings from the collaborative experience.