DI Residency: Aine Stapleton

Tue 16 Jul 2019 - Fri 26 Jul 2019
10:00 - 18:00

DI Associate Artist Áine Stapleton  has spent the last months as an artist in residence in Spain and Gibraltar.

During her two week residency at DanceHouse, she will further develop a work-in-progress, titled ‘Alone As Everything’, which she has been working on at Fundación NMAC in Cadiz, Spain. NMAC holds one of the most important art collections in southern Europe, with permanent works by artists such as Marina Abramović and Olafur Eliasson.

She will also research a new live dance production, co-produced by Project Arts Centre Dublin, which will premiere in Autumn 2020.

Áine would like to invite a small group of artists to participate in an afternoon of collaborative investigation, on Thursday 25th July, between 14:00 and 16:00.  Participants will be guided through choreographic explorations relating to identity, environment, and relationship. Email: info@danceireland.ie to reserve a space.

On Fri 6 Sept, Áine will be in DanceHouse faciltating workshops, Writing the Language of the Body, with Maggie O'Neill exploring the relationship between body, movement and creativity. This workshop, a collaboration between the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists and Dance Ireland. 

ABOUT Áine Stapleton

Áine has a First Class Honours Degree in Dance Studies from the University of Surrey, London. She was selected as Associate Artist 2019 with Dance Ireland, the national dance development organization in Ireland. She recently created her second experimental feature film ‘Horrible Creature’ based on Lucia Joyce, daughter of Irish writer James Joyce (Ulysses). This film is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, the Irish Embassy in Switzerland, and the Ticino Film Commission.‘Horrible Creature’ premiered at the Irish Film Institute Dublin in June 2019.

Áine will also create a live dance show about Lucia Joyce in late 2019, co-produced by Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

Áine is a resident artist at the NMAC Foundation in Andalucia during 2019, researching a new project based on body and environment, titled ‘alone as everything’. In June she spent two weeks as an artist in residence at the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games Art Residency. This collaborative residency explored notions of identity, both in relation to Gibraltar and the participating Islands which included Bermuda and Åland.

Áine has curated dance and wellness events in collaboration with Dance Ireland and First Fortnight Festival of Mental Health. She is part of an all-female electronica group ‘Everything Shook’. ‘Everything Shook...recall Fever Ray and Ladytron at a melancholy 4am disco with David Lynch Djing’ Buzz.ie.