DI Residency: Monica Munoz Marin

Mon 19 Feb 2018 - Fri 2 Mar 2018
10:00 - 18:00

Princesses can be Pirates will be a new dance piece for children aged between 6 and 10 years of age, choreographed by Monica Munoz. The piece will explore gender and identity in childhood and seeks to playfully question and challenge what is often considered “typical” or “normal” behaviour for girls and for boys. It will be presented for primary school children from the Docklands area. The project is one of this year's recipients of the Small Grant Scheme under the Docklands Arts Fund from Business to the Arts and is supported by Dance Ireland. It will be premiered in early 2018 with dancers Millie Daniel-Dempsey and Mateusz Szczerek.

Read Monica Munoz’s statement about the Docklands Arts Fund:

“The Docklands Art Fund is a great opportunity to expand my personal choreographic practice into a new and challenging direction and to develop a track record in the production and diffusion of dance for young audiences. There are a number of reasons to develop such a project, earlier this year I created and performed a solo Sink or Swim, exploring issues of gender role stereotypes. This process raised complex questions concerning male/female roles and how these relate to a child’s development, and the need for continued dialogue amongst the arts and education sector in support of greater gender diversity. Lastly, on a personal note as a mother, I have experienced first-hand many of the challenges that arise in enabling children to develop a truly positive sense of self through free exploration and expression, regardless of, or because of their particular gender.”

For further information:

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