Modes of Capture Symposium Dance transmission across distance and time

The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (UL), Liz Roche Company and Dublin Dance Festival present

Modes of Capture Symposium
Modes of Capture Symposium 2019 © Lucy Dawson

Modes of Capture 2020 explored how dance artists exchange knowledge, practices and experiences across networks of relationships that span time and space.

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Despite the lockdown due to Covid-19, we were delighted to be able to partner with Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (UL) and Liz Roche Company to present this symposium via digital platforms as part of our DDF Digital Capsule, 29 May - 7 June.

Dublin Dance Festival was delighted to partner with The Irish World Academy, University of Limerick and Liz Roche Company to bring you the Modes of Capture Symposium 2020. This year, the symposium explored how dance artists exchange knowledge and experiences across extended networks and through multiple generations that span distance and time. It asked how we might reimagine ways of artistic exchange and how we think about legacy and connection in light of current social and environmental realities.

Curators Jenny Roche and Liz Roche, brought together a group of remarkable local and international dance artists, practitioners and scholars for the two-day event. They shared their work through a series of recorded presentations, live streamed discussions, workshops and movement/performance responses.

Symposium themes included:

  • How do we embody and transmit movement legacies from dancer to dancer and from generation to generation?
  • What are the knowledges honed through dancing practices and how can we bring them to light?
  • How might we reimagine ways of artistic exchange in an uncertain future where international travel may become increasingly restricted due to shifting borders, climate change and other global issues?


DAY ONE: Fri 29 May

Rebecca Hilton, Professor of Choreography for the research area SITE EVENT ENCOUNTER at the Stockholm University of the Arts

Glenna Batson, Independent Lecturer, Researcher, Mentor and Performer & Susan Sentler, Dance Artist & Lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

John Jasperse, Co-Founder of CPR—Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, New York & Director of Dance at Sarah Lawrence College; Jodi Melnick, Dancer & Choreographer; and Rebecca Hilton

Ursula Robb, Freelance Dancer, Teacher & Rehearsal Director & Mark Lorimer, Freelance Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher & Rehearsal Director

Jools Gilson, Artist, Scholar & Broadcaster & Philip Connaughton, Choreographer & Dancer

Fearghus O'Conchuir: Choreographer, Dance Artist & Artistic Director

DAY TWO: Sat 30 May

Sarah Cerneaux, Dancer & Teacher

Alys Longley, Interdisciplinary Artist, Associate Professor in the Dance Studies Programme at the University of Auckland & Máximo Corvalán-Pincheira, Interdisciplinary Artist

Siobhan Davies, Choreographer & Dancer, Artistic Director Siobhan Davies Dance UK in conversation with Liz Roche

Charles Koroneho, Choreographer and Head of Contemporary Dance UNITEC, Institute of Technology Auckland

Carol Brown, Choreographer & Dancer, Head of Dance & Professor of Choreography at VCA, University of Melbourne

Finola Cronin, Dancer, Choreographer, Co-Head of Drama Studies & Director of the MA in Theatre Practice at UCD & Paul White, Freelance Dancer, Choreographer & Teacher

Theo Clinkard, Choreographer, Dancer, Associate Artist at Brighton Dome, Dance4 & Honorary Fellow at Plymouth University

Movement responses taking place over the two days by dance artists and choreographers:

Kévin Coquelard
Luke Murphy
Lucia Kickham
Stephanie Dufresne
Ryan O'Neill
Anne-Laure Dogot with José Paulo dos Santos
Alex Iseli & Jazmin Chiodi

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