Cancelled: Dancing On: Ty Boomershine

Sat 16 May 2020
14:00 - 16:00
Open to all

Cancelled in response to Covid-19


“When are we old? How can experience and embodied knowledge be brought into creative play? And what is the role of dance in questioning the idealisation of youth in our culture?”

                Mission Statement – Dance On Ensemble

In this performance lecutre Dance Ireland, in partnership with Bealtaine, welcome Ty Boomershine, Artistic Director of Dance On Ensemble (Germany), to share the experience of this unique professional company, formed in 2015, whose focus is on the creativity and experience of older dancers in creating, performing and touring dance.

Ty, a renowned performer with companies such as Lucinda Childs Dance, Merce Cunningham Repertory Ensemble and Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, is well known to Irish audiences through his work with Irish Modern Dance Theatre.

Ty Boomershine, born in the USA in 1968, studied dance at the Fort Hayes School for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Ohio, completing his studies with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. In addition to dancing with various companies (including the Lucinda Childs Dance Company, Emio Greco | PC, the Merce Cunningham Repertory Emsemble, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Leine Roebana Dance, Dance Works Rotterdam and ICKamsterdam), he has also performed in various works by individual choreographers, e.g. Dan Wagoner, Gus Solomons Jr., Ton Simons and Giulia Mureddu. He was involved – as rehearsal manager and dancer – in the Field Dances in Robert Wilson’s opera Einstein on the Beach. Since 2007, he has been Artistic Assistant for Lucinda Childs. He was also tour manager for Pere Faura and Nicole Beutler.

He has been presenting his own choreographic works since 1993, at Movement Research and at Danspace Project in New York, as well as at OT301 and the Holland Festival in Amsterdam. At ICKamsterdam, he undertook curatorial and organisational tasks as well as rehearsal management for Emio Greco, Pieter Scholten and guest companies.

He taught the technique he learned with Merce Cunningham at various companies, including Dansgroep Amsterdam, Dance Works Rotterdam, Emio Greco | PC, Krisztina de Chatel, Kamea Dance Company and Lucinda Childs Dance as well as at different international academies and universities, and festivals. He has given workshops and master classes at the Lucinda Childs Dance Company and Emio Greco | PC.

Ty Boomershine has been a member of the Dance On Ensemble since 2015 and is its Artistic Director since 2019.

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