DI Residency: Dance 2 Connect
- Mon 27 Jan 2020 - Fri 31 Jan 2020
- 10:00 - 18:00
Dance2Connect is a 3 day Urban Dance festival at The Civic Theatre, comprising of an evening of Street Dance Theatre (Friday), Dance Battles (Saturday) and Workshops with Internationally acclaimed artists (Sunday). The festival is the first of it's kind on Irish shores and aims to grow in a similar direction to Breaking Convention (UK). With an emphasis on creating a platform for emerging choreographers, intergenerational exchange, inclusion and diversity, the festival establishes a new 'way in' to creativity and artistic processes for a generation of young people in South Dublin and beyond.
Guest artist, Mickael 'Marso' Riviere will mentor 5 artists for the Theatre night on Friday 31st. Make sure you check it out.
Marso will be teaching a week of open morning classes open to both contemporary and street dancers at professional level , 27 - 31 January, 10am-Noon.
ABOUT Mickael ‘Marso’ Riviere
Born in France, Mickael Marso Riviere is an award winning choreographer. In the last 19 years he has established himself as a major force in both the contemporary dance, and Breakin’ (Breakdance) worlds, producing events and touring original works in the UK and abroad.
Founder of Company Decalage, Bboy's Attic and Marso Riviere IMG Photography, He’s an active member of leading Breakin’ Crews MDK and The Bronx Boys 1975, judging, competing and promoting Hip Hop Culture internationally.
Recent productions include T-Break for Birmingham International Dance Festival, Matches with Guy Nader and Hokiri for Carlos Acosta’s Company "Acosta Danza” which premiered in Havana (Dec 2016). For Birmingham Hippodrome he produced B-Side Hip Hop Festival and Experimental dance concept event KRE8! (2016-2018). He co-directed and featured in the Hippodrome Creative’s Dance on Screen commission X-Ray The Unknown Quantity by Hugh Turvey. Marso also appeared in Vogue's 100 years’ Edition for Hussein Chalayan’s Gravity Fatigue choreographed by Damien Jalet. He was shortlisted (as choreographer) for the Kevin Spacey’s artist of choice award in 2016 and guest lectures for leading institutions such as Rambert School and The Place in London.
Marso is the 2018/2019 Choreographer in Residence for the Royal Academy of Dance’s Step into Dance programme
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