The ISACS Network and Dance Ireland present Where Dance meets Circus, a cross sector gathering taking place between the 7 – 11 December in association with SpringMoves Dance Festival.

We invite dance artists and circus artists to take part in workshops and conversations that reflect on the space where these two arts forms meet. Apply for a place in professional development workshops to inform and develop your practice between dance and circus.

Closing date 27 November 2020 at 5pm.

Dramaturgy Workshops

with Lou Cope

Tuesday 8 and Thursday 10 December 11am – 1pm.

In response to the growing number of collaborations between circus and dance artists recently in Ireland, dramaturg Lou Cope will facilitate this two part online workshop that asks how ‘thinking dramaturgically’ can develop both our content and our making processes.

As well as briefly exploring the purpose and value of dramaturgy, Lou will lead participants through a series of exercises and discussions in the hope of helping dance and circus artists develop and deepen both performance material and collaborative relationships.

About Lou

Lou CopeLou Cope is a UK-based dance & theatre dramaturg and facilitator who has worked across the UK, Europe and in the Middle East. As well as working with artists, Lou dramaturgs organisations, is Dramaturg in Residence at South East Dance and founder of CoAD – The Centre of Applied Dramaturgy.

Recent/current artistic collaborations include: Australian Dance Theatre; Aakash Odedra on the Amnesty International Freedom of Speech & ACTA Award-winning #JeSuis; English National Ballet; Birmingham Royal Ballet; Gary Clarke on The Troth– winner of Herald Angel and Lustrum Awards, and COAL – UK Theatre & Critics Choice awards, and the forthcoming Wasteland; Jose Agudo; Stopgap Dance; Rhiannon Faith; & Hagit Yakira.

Past collaborations include: Phoenix Dance Theatre; Scottish Dance Theatre; les ballets c de la b; Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet on the double Olivier Award winning Babel (words) designed by Antony Gormley; & Cherkaoui and Gormley’s Sutra.

Lou is also a published writer, a workshop leader, and a podcast host.

How to apply (now closed)

Places in the workshop are limited and open to  ISACS members and Dance Ireland members only.

To take part in the workshops you can apply here→

If you wish to join ISACS, you can do so here→

Closing date for applications is Friday 27 November, 5pm.

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