DI Residency: Selma Daniel

Mon 29 Jan 2018 - Fri 9 Feb 2018
10:00 - 18:00
Dance Ireland

Dance Artist Selma Daniel is working on a project called A-do-le-tá! (“adoleta” is the name of a traditional hand clapping game originating in France brought to Brazil during which children sing a rhyme while clapping). This project is to develop and create a contemporary dance piece for young audience and family.

Selma’s research, which initiated in 2014 with the support of Fingal County Council, is about friendship and play, and the importance of free play during early childhood. This dance project also explores prop manipulation and children's games, specifically 'hand-clapping games', such as 'adoletá' to inform the movement language. The relationship of dance with props plays an important part in this process, therefore, in this phase of her process, she is in collaboration with a set designer to develop highly visual and original design elements to be explored during the residencies, encouraging the children to expand their imagination and to explore prop manipulation imaginatively and creatively.

The development of this work has been mentored by Ailish Claffey’s Dance Artist in Residency at McAuley Place, supported by Dance Ireland, McAuley Place and Draíocht Theatre and kindly funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Kildare County Council.

For further information:

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