DI Residency: Shannon Cooney
- Tue 23 Apr 2019 - Fri 3 May 2019
- 10:00 - 18:00
Over a two-week period, International Associate Artist, Shannon Cooney will be in residence in our DanceHouse studios.
During this residency Shannon will be involved in pre-research for a project in development, this will premiered in Berlin in November 2020, titled “Fluid Resilience” (working title). Throughout the residency, Shannon will be engaging in dialogue about somatic practice through morning professional class, workshops and conversation, exploring ways of heightening performance and bringing somatic practice into choreographic form.
Shannon Cooney, is a Canadian choreographer and dancer and dance educator, based in Berlin, Germany since 2006, received a B.F.A honours/dance at York University, Toronto in 1992. Since 1993 her choreography has been presented in Canada, Europe the in the U.K. She danced with Toronto-based Dancemakers (1994-2006), artistic director Serge Bennathan, which toured extensively nationally and internationally. She has worked with several choreographers including; Benoît Lachambre, Kim Itoh, Peter Chin, Marie-Joseé Chartier, Peggy Baker, and Louise Bedard.
Shannon performed in installation works of Visual artists and performed in numerous events of performance improvisations with musicians, performers and artists. Her video work has been exhibited in galleries in Toronto and Berlin. Shannon worked as: an Artistic Director for a Canadian Dance collective for 6 years, an artistic advisor, creative facilitator for choreographers and with students of the BA dance program at the University der Kunst (HZT) in Berlin, as well as a choreogrpaher and artistic coach for circus artists.
Her recent choreographic projects include: Fielding (2017), Taste of Freedom (2016) , every one everyone(2013), acoustic sightlines (2012), Assemblages (2011) and dance-video installation, Spiral Pendulum: dance (2009).
Her recent teaching for; Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, Universtiy of Art in Berlin, HZT- BA dance program, Cie. Toula Limnaios, Sasha Waltz and Guest's, Tanzfabrik, Laborgras, Berlin, fabrik Potsdam, Theater Bremen (Unusual Symptoms), K3 Hamburg, (DE) for CND Lyon, Lieues, Lyon and CDC le Pacifique á Grenoble, (FR) P.A.R.T.S., Raffinerie (BE), ImPulsTanz, Tanzquartier Wien, Vienna, Circuit-Est, Montreal, Dancemakers, Toronto's Love-In Toronto, Training Society of Vancouver, Mocean DANce (Halifax) (CAN),Dance House, Dublin (IR) , for the independent dance-improvisor scene in Istanbul, Turkey, for the Weld Comapany and Cullberg Ballet, Danszentrum, Stockholm, and ongoing at Tanzfabrik-Berlin.