Liam Scanlon: Sean Nos Workshop / Dancer from the Dance

Mon 29 Jun 2020
15:00 - 16:00
Online through Zoom
Open to all – no previous dance experience necessary.
Liam Scanlon

Join, 'An Introduction to Sean Nós Dance for Adults’, workshop where we will explore some of the basic rhythm patterns and percussive movement of this style, before playing with these building blocks to create our own responses to music. Sean Nós (an old style/custom/tradition) is a solo improvised form of vernacular dance, where the dancer expresses their individual response to a musical stimulus through their own or cultural percussive vocabulary. 
No prior percussive dance experience is necessary, just an open mind! 

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.

Liam Scanlon began dancing at the age of five with competitive Irish dancing, but also grew up with set dancing within both competitive and social contexts. Liam took up sean nós dancing at the age of 16, and went on to excel in his chosen dance form. He succeeded in winning Corn TG4 in the senior sean nós dancing competition (‘Steip’) at Oireachtas na Gaeilge in 2008, followed by The World Fleadh in 2009, as well as many other dancing competitions.

Liam regularly teaches at both home and abroad, and has performed as far afield as Britain, Europe, Russia, Japan, The United States, Canada and New Zealand, teaming up with groups such as Ragús, Altan, Goitse, and We Banjo 3. In 2016, Liam was involved in Westport Town Hall Theatre’s creation of‘Patrick’ as choreographer. Liam is currently collaborating with Montréal based Zogma Danse on the joint Irish – Quebécois production, ‘Sokalo Remix.’

Liam is a qualified teacher and has also completed a masters in Traditional Dance Performance from The Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick. Liam has been awarded the role of Dance Ireland’s Associate Dance Artist for 2016/17.

Photos by: Michael Quinn

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

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