Co-Motion: All-Island Dance Conference

Fri 25 Oct 2019 - Sat 26 Oct 2019
10:00 - 20:00
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
Early bird: £65 / £115

Dance Ireland and Dance Resource Base in association with Belfast International Arts Festival and Queen’s University Belfast present Co-Motion, Ireland’s first all-island dance conference, curated Dr Aoife McGrath, School of Arts, English and Languages, Queen’s University Belfast.

Co-Motion will bring together dance practitioners, researchers, educators, policy makers and supporters to create a platform for putting thought into motion about how we move together.

Featuring keynotes and interviews, panels and roundtables, artist spotlights and performances, the conference aims to mark a significant moment for dance in Ireland.
Confirmed keynote speakers and workshop leaders include: Shobana Jeyasingh, (Shobana Jeyasingh Dance), Fearghus Ó Conchúir (National Dance Company Wales), Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola & Luc Dunberry (Sasha Waltz & Guests) and (La) Horde Collectif (France).

Considering the artist as citizen, the conference will bring critical attention to complexities of interrelations in this time of precarity and flux. If a renewed hardening of borders threatens division and stasis, how does dance function as a site of connection and movement? How can dance question, confirm and strengthen ongoing currents of fluidity, support and Co-Motion?

We invite proposals for papers, panel discussions, artist talks, workshops, and short performances (including work-in-progress showings). Proposals that engage with the conference theme in both an Irish and/or an international context are welcome. Proposals outside of the conference theme, but that are related to dance practice on the island of Ireland, will also be considered. FULL DETAILS HERE


You can choose from a one-day or two-day ticket:
One-Day Ticket: £65 (Early Bird Ticket Price)
Your one-day ticket gives you access to all conference sessions, lunch & refreshments, an evening reception and performance of 'To Da Bone' La Horde.
Two-Day Ticket: £115 (Early Bird Ticket Price)
Your two-day ticket gives you access to all conference sessions, lunch on both days, evening reception and two performances (To Da Bone La Horde & Shobana Jeyasingh Dance).

Early bird offer closes 31 August  BOOK HERE

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