DDF News — 15 May 2020

The Modes of Capture Symposium 2020 is going digital

The Modes of Capture Symposium 2020 is going digital

We are delighted to partner with The Irish World Academy (UL) and Liz Roche Company to bring you the Modes of Capture Symposium 2020; a digital symposium bringing together international artists, practitioners and scholars.

Fri 29 & Sat 30 May, 9.30am – 5.30pm
Free (Registration Required)
(registered participants will receive a full registration pack by email) 

In response to the current restrictions, we have transformed the 2nd edition of the Modes of Capture Symposium into an online format, bringing local and international artists, practitioners and scholars together over 2 days during the Dublin Dance Festival's “Digital Capsule”.

Through a series of recorded presentations, live streamed discussions, workshops and movement/performance responses we address our dynamic dancing present in relation to our shared lineages and possible futures. The symposium's online forum will explore how dance artists exchange knowledge and experiences across extended networks and through multiple generations that span distance and time, asking how we might reimagine ways of artistic exchange and how we think about legacy and connection in light of our current social and environmental realities.

Symposium themes include: 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 are we currently extending and expanding our practices through encounters enabled by travel, residencies and international/interdisciplinary projects? 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 current global issues?

We have commissioned 12 presentations and 12 movement responses so for every word spoken there will be an equivalent in movement. Speakers include: Siobhan Davies (Siobhan Davies Dance UK), John Jasperse (USA), Fearghus O'Conchuir (IRE), Finola Cronin (IRE), Carol Brown (NZ/AUS) with keynote by Rebecca Hilton, former dancer with Stephen Petronio, Michael Clark and Jennifer Monson, and currently a professor of choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts. Movement responses from dance artists Kévin Coquelard, Luke Murphy, Lucia Kickham, Anne-Laure Dogot, Stephanie Dufresne and Ryan O'Neill.

The Symposium is made possible through IntraSpaces, a creative partnership between Liz Roche Company and The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at UL, and is presented this year by Dublin Dance Festival as part of their Digital Capsule. Modes of Capture 2020 is curated by Dr Jenny Roche (Course Director of the MA in Contemporary Dance at the Irish World Academy, UL) and Liz Roche (Choreographer and Artistic Director Liz Roche Company).


Day One: Fri 29 May

KEYNOTE Rebecca Hilton
Rebecca Hilton SE- Professor of choreography, UNIARTS, University of Stockholm.

Workshop with Susan Sentler & Glenna Batson
Susan Sentler SG - dance artist/choreographer and lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
Glenna Batson IRL - independent lecturer, researcher, mentor and performer and Assistant Director of the Alexander Technique Training Centre Ireland.

In conversation wiith John Jasperse, Jodi Melnick, Rebecca Hilton
John Jasperse USA- dancer, choreographer, co-founder of CPR—Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, NY, Director of dance at Sarah Lawrence College since 2016.
Jodi Melnick – NYC based choreographer, dancer, and teacher with Rebecca Hilton

In conversation with Ursula Robb and Mark Lorimer
Ursula Robb IRL/NZ- dancer and Teacher – worked with Rosas, Wim Vandekeybus- ULTIMA VEZ, Thomas Hauert, New Zealand Dance Company.
Mark Lorimer UK/BEL - dancer, choreographer and teacher – worked with Rosas, Thomas Hauert, Boris Charmatz and Jonathan Burrows.

In conversation with Jools Gilson & Philip Connaughton
Jools Gilson IRL- artist, writer, Professor of Creative Practice and Head of the School of Film, Music and Theatre at UCC
Philip Connaughton IRL - Dublin based choreographer and dancer.

Presentation by Fearghus O'Conchuir
Fearghus O'Conchuir IRL/UK- choreographer, dance artist and former artistic director of National Dance Company Wales from 2018-2020.

Day Two: Sat 30 May

Workshop with Ruth Gibson
UK Visual Artist and Choreographer, Associate Professor at,Coventry University.

Presentation by Alys Longley
NZ Interdisciplinary artist - Associate Professor in the Dance Studies Programme at the University of Auckland.

In conversation with Siobhan Davies
UK– Choreographer and dancer Siobhan Davies Dance UK

Presentation by Carol Brown
Carol Brown AU Choreographer and dancer, Head of Dance and Professor of Choreography at Victoria College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

In conversation with Finola Cronin and Paul White
Finola Cronin IRL- lecturer on theatre and performance in the School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin. Founder member of Company Vivienne Newport, and a member of Tanztheater Wuppertal (director, Pina Bausch)
Paul White AU/DE- Australian born dancer and choreographer, based in Berlin – worked with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Lloyd Newson, Chunky Move.

Presentation by Theo Clinkard
UK - choreographer and dancer

MOVERS - taking place over the two days:

Kévin Coquelard (IRL/FRA) dancer/choreographer
Luke Murphy (IRL) dancer/choreographer
Lucia Kickham (IRL) dancer/choreographer
Stephanie Dufresne (IRL) dance artist
Ryan O'Neill (NI) dance artist
Anne-Laure Dogot (BEL) Dance Artist
Alex Iseli & Jazmin Chiodi (SWI/ARG) Dance Artists

For further information, visit modesofcapturesymposium.org or email admin@lizrochecompany.com

The Irish World Academy, UL | Liz Roche Company | Dublin Dance Festival

Curated by Dr Jenny Roche and Liz Roche