First Fortnight: Performance Lecture with Adrienne Truscott

Date:
Sat 16 Jan 2021
Time:
16:00 - 17:45
Please Note:
Please note: This is suitable for over 16s. See advisory note below.
Venue:
Online through Zoom

Take some time out to explore this series of online events focused on dance and wellbeing offered by Dance Ireland in partnership with choreographer Áine Stapleton, First Fortnight, and Galway Dance Project.

Curated by Áine Stapleton, these events will be led by international artists who offer different perspectives on mental health and wellbeing through their dance practice.

The events are open to all and will be hosted online via Zoom. Dance Ireland is the national dance development organisation, enabling people, places, ideas, communities and genres of dance to come together – to ignite action, provoke thought and connect with each other.

(All fees go directly to paying the workshop leaders.)

Performance Lecture: EMBRACING PROBLEM WORK OR “FAILURE” AS A FEMINIST ACT and EDUCATION.
with Adrienne Truscott
Sat 16 Jan, 4 - 5.45pm

Adrienne Truscott will present excerpts from and talk about a show that has caused her nothing but trouble—from the humorously banal to the deeply consequential, both personally and professionally. At the time of its premiere, this show disrupted her confidence, professional standing, family relations and general well-being while also teaching her about her process, impulses and impulse control - perhaps more than any other show. This show has now garnered her both 4- star reviews and lost her a job and might be the best worst show she’s ever made.

Disclaimer/Advisory note:
This talk will contain references to content in a show about sexual assault, if you think this will be upsetting, please take care and consider this before joining.
Suitable for over 16s.

FREE
Book Online HERE

ABOUT Adrienne
Adrienne Truscott’s work crosses lines and methodologies between dance, theater and performance art; these iterations appear as both drag and club acts as well as evening-length pieces. She’s a 2014 Doris Duke Awardee and a 2017 & 2020 FCA grant recipient for Theater/Performance and one half of the boundary-busting 15 year-plus collaboration The Wau Wau Sisters. THIS and Wild Bore were touring internationally when corona hit. Grey Arias w/Le Gateau Chocolat (UK) and MASTERCLASS w/Brokentalkers (IR) were meant to premiere in 2020 but are postponed until 2021. A new piece about genius and gender is scheduled for 2023 in NYC. She’s worked at or with: Sydney Opera House, The Moth, The Roundhouse, CBGB’s, PS122, The Kitchen, Danspace, The Malthouse, MoMa, Deborah Hay, David Neumann, Split Britches, Sarah Michelson, John Cameron Mitchell, Kiki and Herb, La Soiree/La Clique.. Director’s credits: David’s Friend, The Cockpainter, and AmericanMotherFuck and her essays have been published in two Australian anthologies, The Guardian and other publications. Teaching: Wesleyan, Barnard, Bard, Princeton, NYU.

Also in this sereies of First Fortnight Workshops

Guided Audio for Movement Practice by K.J. Holmes
The Poetics of Dance and Place 
Access available from 2 January 2021, FREE 
Find out more HERE

Dance Workshop: ALIGN TOWARDS LIFE
with Michelle Boulé
Thu 14 Jan, 3pm - 5pm, €5
Find out more HERE

Dance Workshop: ME. MY HOUSE. MY DANCE.
with Clint Lutes
Fri 15 Jan, 3pm - 5pm, €5
Find out more HERE

Dance Talk: DANCING LIVES AND MENTAL HEALTH
Sat 16 Jan, 6.30 - 7.15pm, FREE
Find out more HERE

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