Daily Morning Class: Shannon Cooney (Contemporary)
- Mon 29 Apr 2019 - Fri 3 May 2019
- 10:00 - 11:30
- Please Note:
- No class on Mon 22 April.
- €5 DI Students / €7 DI Members / €10 Non-members / Member 10 Class Card €50
- Open to professional level dancers and advanced level students
- Shannon Cooney
Moveable Cinema/Dynamic Expansion: Somatic dance/movement practice with Shannon Cooney
This class will inform Shannon's workshops on 30 April and 1 May.
Moveable Cinema is a movement practice created to expand the felt-sense and consciousness of vision while in movement. Shared though a series of mandalas (or practices) which enables one to find a unique path to research consciously how vision, as an expanded sense, can tune one into one’s body and acutely to the present. Beyond self-oriented practice, practices with others challenges and enriches subtle and powerful forms of witnessing. This becomes a vital and reliable tool for performance.
Moveable Cinema exists within the frame of Dynamic Expansion an integrated and somatic approach to orient to the Craniosacral System; tuning into its waves and stillness phenomena, grounding the practice.
This Practice offers many possible applications to one’s personal artistic/creative work practice including: a vibrant palette/range of movement qualities, joy in movement, fine-tuned visual field perception, enhanced depth of focus, heightened and subtle states of presence, refined self-perception skills, new systems of connecting with self others and, profound and grounded experiences in the sensorial field.
Shannon Cooney, Canadian choreographer and dancer and dance educator, based in Berlin, Germany since 2006, received a B.F.A honours/dance at York University, Toronto in 1992. Since 1993 her choreography has been presented in Canada, Europe the in the U.K. She danced with Toronto-based Dancemakers (1994-2006), artistic director Serge Bennathan, which toured extensively nationally and internationally. She has worked with several choreographers including; Benoît Lachambre, Kim Itoh, Peter Chin, Marie-Joseé Chartier, Peggy Baker, and Louise Bedard.
Shannon performed in installation works of Visual artists and performed in numerous events of performance improvisations with musicians, performers and artists. Her video work has been exhibited in galleries in Toronto and Berlin. Shannon worked as: an Artistic Director for a Canadian Dance collective for 6 years, an artistic advisor, creative facilitator for choreographers and with students of the BA dance program at the University der Kunst (HZT) in Berlin, as well as a choreogrpaher and artistic coach for circus artists.
Her recent choreographic projects include: Fielding (2017), Taste of Freedom (2016) , every one everyone(2013), acoustic sightlines (2012), Assemblages (2011) and dance-video installation, Spiral Pendulum: dance (2009).
Her recent teaching for; Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, Universtiy of Art in Berlin, HZT- BA dance program, Cie. Toula Limnaios, Sasha Waltz and Guest's, Tanzfabrik, Laborgras, Berlin, fabrik Potsdam, Theater Bremen (Unusual Symptoms), K3 Hamburg, (DE) for CND Lyon, Lieues, Lyon and CDC le Pacifique á Grenoble, (FR) P.A.R.T.S., Raffinerie (BE), ImPulsTanz, Tanzquartier Wien, Vienna, Circuit-Est, Montreal, Dancemakers, Toronto's Love-In Toronto, Training Society of Vancouver, Mocean DANce (Halifax) (CAN),Dance House, Dublin (IR) , for the independent dance-improvisor scene in Istanbul, Turkey, for the Weld Comapany and Cullberg Ballet, Danszentrum, Stockholm, and ongoing at Tanzfabrik-Berlin.
For further information:
- Telephone: +353 1 855 8800