DI Mentored Residency: Kate Haughton
- Mon 29 Jan 2018 - Fri 9 Feb 2018
- 10:00 - 18:00
Kate will work with her mentor, Diana Loosmore, during the mentored residency on idea’s and themes related to her studies on time consciousness. Diana is an established choreographer and performer, and will guide and facilitate the creative process during the residency. Kate will be using her ideas as a base to create a work with three other dance artists.
Kate is of one of the recipients of our 2017 Dance Ireland Mentored Residency Support Award.
Kate began dancing at the Debbie Allen School of Dance and Irish National Youth Ballet. She completed her professional training with a BA in Modern Ballet at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2014. Since graduating she has performed with a variety of different professional companies including Scottish Ballet, Ballet Ireland and Transitions Dance Company. She has also worked with various choreographers including Theo Clinkard, Dog Kennel Hill Project, Ohad Naharin, Kerry Nicholls, Lewis Normand and Diana Loosmore. In 2016 she graduated from Trinity Laban with an MA (Dist.) in Dance Performance, during which time she was recipient of the Leverhulme Trust Scholarship. In 2017 she completed the Gaga Winter Intensive in Tel Aviv funded by Arts Council Ireland. She is also studying a BSc in Mathematics with the Open University.
About the mentor: Diana Loosmore
Diana is Australian, she trained as a dancer in Australia and has worked and toured throughout. She moved to London in 1996 and worked as a contemporary dancer; she toured and danced with Richard Alston, Mark Bruce, Jeremy James, Siobhan Davis, Rafael Bonachela, Paul Douglas, Joanne Fong, and Sarah Warsop before moving to Scotland to join Scottish Ballet as a Soloist.
Diana danced many roles under the Artistic Director Ashley Page. Diana danced in Page’s Acrid Avid Jam, The Nutcracker (The Governess/Dame Mouserink), 32 Cryptograms, Nightswimming into day, Room Of Cooks, Refurbished Behaviour, The Pump Room and Cinderella (Stepsister/Stepmother). She also performed in Alston’s Dangerous Liaisons (which she also performed as part of the Dance Umbrella Gala), Petronio’s MiddleSexGorge and Ride The Beast, Davies’ White Man Sleeps, Forsythe’s Artifact Suite (Mudwoman) and Workwithinwork, Spink’s Petrushka, Ashton’s Façade, Brown’s For M.G.: The Movie, Pastor’s In Light and Shadow, Meckler/Lopez Ochoa’s A Streetcar Named Desire and Martin Lawrance’s Run For It.
Diana currently teaches the BA Modern Ballet Students Contemporary Technique, she also teaches and coaches Contemporary Repertoire, the choreography module and is a choreographer for the final graduation performances. Diana is also a qualified instructor and teaches the students in the Gyrotonic Expansion System.
Diana is currently studying for a PG Cert Learning and Teaching in Higher Arts Education at RCS. Outside of RCS she is currently creating a choreography for the Cottiers Dance festival, funded by Creative Scotland working with High Heart Dance Company and Daniel’s Beard Musicians.
Diana received a Herald Angel Award for excellence for her performance of Page Works during Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2005. Diana’s first choreographic work, Sirocco, premiered in Autumn 2006. She was also awarded the 2007 Peter Darrell Choreographic Award and her second choreographic work, Chasing Ghosts, was performed at the Peter Darrell Gala in March 2007 and as part of Scottish Ballet’s autumn season 2007. Diana also choreographed Lull for Scottish Ballet dancers, a piece that was commissioned especially for summer season 2008. Recently, Diana created a work for Ydance in 2013 that toured around Scotland.
For further information:
- Telephone: 01 855 8800