DI Residency: Philippa Donnellan

Thu 12 Apr 2018 - Fri 11 May 2018
10:00 - 18:00


Philippa Donnellan is currently Dance Artist in Residence at axis, Ballymun 2017 – 2018 where she will undertake thematic research, choreographic investigation, and performance creation. During this period, Philippa will work with members of the local community and guest dance artists TC Howard (UK), Lee Clayden (Ireland) and actor/writer Noelle Brown (Ireland) to share stories and experiences on the theme of ‘work’.

In support of the residency at axis, Philippa has been awarded a Dance Ireland Residency running April to May 2018.

As a narrative thread linking all aspects, the theme focuses on the nature of work and its impact on the body, and considers how work-related activities, environments, social structures may affect a person’s embodied life – their physical, mental and emotional well-being. Investigation involving varied forms of dance/theatre techniques, and shared story-telling with different communities of age, experience, place and location, aims to facilitate development of Philippa’s choreographic and collaborative practice.

This process will lead to the creation of a new piece BODY OF WORK | WHAT’S THE STORY? to be performed by Lee Clayden and community participants at axis, Ballymun in May 2018. During Philippa’s residency at DanceHouse, she will work with Lee and members of the community to facilitate specific aspects of research and performance creation. As Philippa states – the Dance Ireland residency offers an excellent opportunity to bring people together to work within a specialized art form environment - and to connect with the wider dance community and engage in conversation about work, choreographic process and negotiating the pitfalls of collaboration – to name but a few!

This residency is supported by axis, Ballymun, Dance Ireland and has been made possible by funding awarded through the Arts Council Dance Artist in Residence Award 2017-2018.

For further information:

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