Dublin Dance Festival goes digital for 10 days of movement

Posted May 26, 2020 in Festival Features

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Whether you’re a dance lover, a curious spectator or a total newbie, you’re invited to join Dublin Dance Festival for ‘10 days of movement’ from 29 May – 7 June with the DDF Digital Capsule.

While we wait until the moment when we can enjoy live performance again, the DDF Digital Capsule is a space to continue to experience dance, to shift perspectives and to make connections. An invitation to watch, discuss, listen, reflect and move, with new items going live on the website each day.

With a selection of films, discussions, soundtracks and interactive dance experiences, you can choose whether you want to tune in, zone out, move or press pause.

We are delighted to announce the lineup for the #DDFDigitalCapsule, a space to continue to experience dance, to shift perspectives and to make connections. An invitation to watch, discuss, listen, reflect and move.Join us for 10 Days of Movement from 29 May – 7 June, with new items available on our website each day. Find out more and view the full lineup: https://www.dublindancefestival.ie/

Gepostet von Dublin Dance Festival am Freitag, 22. Mai 2020

Take a look at the full lineup here, and find out more at dublindancefestival.ie.

All events are free; registration is required for some events.

DAY 1 – Fri 29 May: Featuring Shantala.  Available from 11am
A trio of films offering the chance to get to know Indian choreographer and performer Shantala Shivalingappa and experience her remarkable talent.

DAY 2 – Sat 30 May: Augmented Reality Dance Experience. Available from 11am
An exciting Augmented Reality app that invites you to take a dance journey with artists from an award-winning contemporary dance company.

DAY 3 – Sun 31 May: New Movements – Walking. Available from 11am

Part 1: Irish composer Michael Gallen shares three original compositions to accompany your daily walk – whether as a meditation, exercise, or an exploration of your environment.

Part 2: A look at a unique project from iconic Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker that explores walking as a form of dancing.

DAY 4 – Mon 1 June: Oona Doherty, DDF Artist in Residence. Available from 11am
Find about more about Doherty’s work, her latest piece Lady Magma, and her future projects with this curated essay by Aoife McGrath, writer and lecturer at Queen’s University, Belfast.

DAY 5 – Tues 2 June: Holistic Strata on Screen. Available from 11am
A short film by choreographer and a multidisciplinary artist Hiroaki Umeda, where all elements – light, body, space, movement – are turned into pixels.

Day 6 – Wed 3 June: Creating in Confinement. Available from 11am

Part 1: Writer and dance critic, Michael Seaver, talks to DDF artists past and present to explore how they are creating and experiencing dance in restricted circumstances.

Part 2: Hear from the creative team behind Floating on a Dead Sea by Catherine Young Dance, as they share their experiences in Palestine and how this shaped the work.

Day 7 – Thurs 4 June: Maguy Marin – Time to Act. Live at 6pm *Registration Required*
An evocative film about one of the greatest choreographers of our time, Maguy Marin, Time to Act examines the genesis and posterity of the artist’s work over the last four decades.

Day 8 – Fri 5 June: Who gets to dance? Live from 11am
Dancers from Dançando com a Diferença share why they like to dance as an introduction to two short films featuring dancers with disabilities.

Day 9 – Sat 6 June: Alt Dance Leaving Cert. 8pm *Zoom Event: Registration Required*
This dance quiz party with Cormac Mohally is a very special, non-state-sanctioned Alternative Leaving Cert for Dancers (non-LC students and non-dancers welcome) #FreePeriod #rulesoutthewindow

Day 10 – Sun 7 June: Tiny Dancer: A DJ set for kids with Donal Dineen. 3pm *Zoom Event: Registration Required*
A Festival favourite with little ones and their grown-ups at DDF2019, we welcome back Tiny Dancer, with tunes from every era that’ll have kiddies taking over the dance floor – and the living room!

The DDF Digital Capsule also offers 3 moments of connection for the dance and wider arts community at home and abroad to consider our changed world together:

Fri 29 May & Sat 30 May: Modes of Capture Symposium 2020. 10am-5.30pm. *Registration Required*
A two-day symposium including 12 presentations and 12 performance responses examining how dance artists exchange knowledge and experiences that span distance and time. Presented by The Irish World Academy, UL, Liz Roche Company and Dublin Dance Festival.

Tues 2 June: Move to Connect. Available from 11am
An exciting talk and workshop series by Finnish neuroscientist, dancer and movement specialist, Dr Hanna Poikonen investigating movement and the brain, and how we can reduce stress and enhance social cohesion, creativity and collaboration.

Thurs 4 June:  Set/Reset: Live from 11am
The first in the Set/Reset series of artist-led conversations to look at how we can keep moving, both literally and metaphorically, Where I Am Now curated by arts writer and consultant Helen Meany, is a selection of video essays and texts from contributors across dance, music and theatre.

For more information, visit dublindancefestival.ie, and sign up to the DDF Newsletter.


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