Faye Driscoll Workshop Online / Dancer from the Dance

Wed 1 Jul 2020
17:00 - 18:30
Open to all
Faye O'Driscoll

Let's Exercise Our Humanity 

How do we exercise our humanity while stuck in our own weird self-stew captive in our houses?  I offer some of the ecstatic, affected, self-soothing, self-regulating, energy moving practices I have been doing. We will shake, stomp, buckle, wail, wake-up our faces, tongues and voices. We will workout our touch tendrils, pump up our tacit transmissions, and toss around our self-other longings.  We will move, sweat, and practice self-touch.

Register for this workshop on Zoom here

This workhop is part of John Scott’s irish modern dance theatre [IMDT] Dancer From The Dance festival this June and July. Drawing on national and international attention to Irish choreographers North and South of the border and to the greater Irish diaspora. Following huge critical success in New York and at home in Dublin last year, the festival aims to celebrate age, gender and ethnic diversity of Irish dance artists. In response to Covid-19, Scott takes his five-day dance festival to an online platform featuring the best of Irish contemporary dance in this second iteration of his wonderful celebration of dance that honours the diversity of Irish choreography from the four corners of the world.

About Faye

Born in Venice Beach, California Faye Driscoll is a NYC based Bessie Award-winning performance maker who has been hailed as a “startlingly original talent” (Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times) and “a postmillenium postmodern wild woman” (Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice). 

Her work has been presented nationally at Wexner Center for the Arts, Walker Art Center, Institute for Contemporary Art/Boston, MCA Chicago and BAM/Brooklyn Academy of Music, and internationally at La Biennale di Venezia, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, Melbourne Festival, Belfast International Arts Festival, Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens and Centro de Arte Experimental in Buenos Aires.

Her most recent performance, Space, was the final live work in her Thank You for Coming trilogy. Space is a moving requiem on art, the body, loss and human connectivity, and was celebrated as “an exhilaratingly personal culmination of the series” (Miram Felton-Dansky, Artforum). 

Her first-ever solo museum exhibition, Come On In, opened at Walker Art Center in February offering gallery-goers an experience of six distinct audio-guided experiences called Guided Choreographies for the Living and The Dead.  Following covid-19 related closures, an online adaptation has been made available at walkerart.org. 

When she isn’t making performance worlds of sensorial complexity in which viewers feel their own culpability as co-creators, she is choreographing for plays and films, including the Broadway production of Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men, and Josephine Decker’s award-winning feature film Madeline’s Madeline. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and a winner of the Jacob’s Pillow Artist Award. 

DANCER FROM THE DANCE 2020: Festival of Irish Choreography is in In collaboration with Dance Ireland, Project Arts Centre, Dance Limerick & Irish Arts Center, New York 
​Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council