Perchance to Dream Conference: What Does it Mean to be in Residence?
Systemic environmental practitioner Sinead O’Connor and dance dramaturge Merel Heering are at the start of a long-term exchange in which they compare practices; their aim is to discover how both their professional fields deal with concepts like environment, sustainability, leadership and activism. They are looking for ways in which both fields can empower and strengthen each other and work towards shared goals alongside each other. They have so far included dance professionals, environmental managers and politicians in their dialogue. Dance Ireland has hosted two encounters Sinead and Merel have facilitated so far. This dance talk is a moment in which they will share their personal missions and the questions and insights they gained within this first exploratory phase of their shared research.