DDF News — 21 Sep 2016
TIPPERARY DANCE PLATFORM 2016 | 10-16 October
COUNTY TIPPERARY’S INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL, 7TH EDITION
Shows | forum | dance videos | master classes | classes for children | community classes | research laboratory | exhibition | cine club
Tipperary Dance Residency presents TDP’16, the 7th edition of Tipperary Dance Platform, offering a vibrant festive gathering for dance professionals and local audiences. At TDP’16, audiences can discover dance, or new forms of dance, with a unique line-up of International and Irish-based artists.
The festival triggers discovery through observation, participation, discussion and enjoyment across the County: Excel Arts Centre in Tipperary town, the Source Arts Centre in Thurles, Tipperary County Museum in Clonmel are the main venues this year. The festival also collaborates with Tipperary County Libraries presenting Irish dancer Liadain Herriot’s piece “Liminal” to school groups in the libraries of Clonmel, Nenagh and Thurles.
Tipperary Dance Platform is an artist-led project organised by Jazmin Chiodi and Alexandre Iseli, who bring many years of connections and experience from their dance careers. This year’s carefully curated program proposes an inclusive and diverse selection of events for all types of audiences and ages to attend and participate over a full week of shows, dance video projections and an exhibition.
Check out the lineup of artists from Ireland, France & Switzerland:
Hosting the premiere of REVOLVER, the new piece by the Tipperary based company Iseli-Chiodi, an exciting collaboration with Argentinian visual artist Martin Mele. The French company 47.49 François Veyrunes brings the duo Au Plus Près du Monde (Up Close to the World), reviewed as “a properly stunning quest for plastic mobility” (newspaper l’Humanité). Swiss company Utilité Publique brings the fascinating Morphoses – the piece plays a game between dance and visual abstraction to create a timeless dream space. Liz Roche Company, one of Ireland’s gems, presents the new piece Wrongheaded, an intense and rhythmically physical duet highlighting the difficulty Irish women face in gaining autonomy on their bodies. In the solo Bias, Katherine O’Mally looks into the way we repeat patterns. Liadain Herriott’s Liminal will be performed for groups of children in libraries across county Tipperary. Last but not least, the collective Exhibition PROCLAMATION, led by visual artist Andrew Duggan involves leading Irish-based artists in the visual arts and dance/performance worlds to present a series of lens-based works around notions of place, language, citizenship and identity in the context of the 1916 Proclamation of Independence. Collaborating with the Excel Arts Centre Cine Club, The festival programme also presents Dancing Dreams. This wonderfully inspiring film shows world famous choreographer Pina Bausch teaching her piece Contact Zone to a group of teenagers, leading them into a life-changing experience.
So get yourself to Tipperary this October - you can attend and participate. No skills required: just bring your curiosity along, meet world-class artists and discover the legendary County Tipperary, a hop away from the Glen of Aherlow’s beautiful natural settings.