CANCELLED: Colin Dunne: Improvisation for Traditional Irish Dancers Workshop / Dancer from the Dance

Thu 14 Jul 2022
14:00 - 16:00
€15 public | €12 DI Members | €10 pre-professionals/festival performers
Professional / Advanced
Colin Dunne

*This event is cancelled*

Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography is a gathering of Irish and Irish-identifying choreographers transcends across dance practice, gender, ethnicity, age, and ability in Irish dance and contemporary Irish identity. Curated by John Scott, artistic director of Irish Modern Dance Theatre.

We in Dance Ireland are delighted to partner with Irish Modern Dance Theatre on this year's  Dancer from the Dance Festival for the fourth consecutive year. Supporting the Festival's classes and workshops increases the artistic development opportunities, connections and engagement points for dancers in Ireland with renowned dance artists from home and abroad. All this contributes to development of the art from and progression.

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Class Description

Colin Dunne will lead a 2-hour workshop in improvisation for Traditional Irish dancers. Sharing aspects of his own practice, Colin will guide the participants through a series of rhythmical and physical tasks that will encourage a sense of autonomy and personal creativity.  The workshop is open to dancers across the full spectrum of traditional dance styles and to percussive dancers from other traditions.

Bring your shoes!



About Colin 

Colin Dunne is a leading figure in the world of traditional Irish dance. He collaborates across dance, music and theatre performance platforms in Ireland and internationally.

His first solo show Out of Time (2008), was nominated for a 2010 Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in dance, and toured internationally until 2016 including performances at Biennale de Lyon, Barbican, London and Baryshnikov Arts Centre, NY. His most recent solo show CONCERT, based on the music of Irish fiddle player Tommie Potts, received the 2018 TG4 Gradam Ceoil Award for Music Collaboration in 2018, and a Bessie Award Nomination in 2020.

Recent collaborations include: Session (2019) with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Whitby (2017) with Joan Sheehy, Edges of Light (2016 commissioned by Music Network), and 20 Dancers for the XX Century (2015 Boris Charmatz, at the Tate Museum London).

Photo credit: Maurice Gunning