Lighting Design for Dance Residency: Nick Nikolaou

Mon 5 Apr 2021 - Fri 9 Apr 2021
10:00 - 18:00

The Lighting Design for Dance is a professional development partnership between Liz Roche Company, The Lir Academy and Dance Ireland,  and The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at University of Limerick as project partner. Working with the MFA's in Lighting Design from the Lir, the postgraduate students from the MA in Contemporary Dance Performance will now take part in the project developing their choreographies alongside choreographer/dancers Nick Nikolaou and Rachel Sheil. Over the course of the project all participants can access high quality mentoring, resourced studio and theatre spaces, technical support, advice and feedback and the opportunity to make new connections within the arts community.

This professional development opportunity is for choreographers interested in working collaboratively with lighting design. ​The aim is to offer a supportive and resourced environment to learn about and experiment with lighting design for dance productions. 

About Nick

He started Contemporary and Jazz dance in Thessaloniki, Greece, where he is originally from. For the past 7 years he has been based in Dublin where he got to work with the Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC) and many other companies and projects both in Dance and Film.

He just finished the Masters in the Performing Arts, Contemporary Dance in the University of Limerick with First Class Honours, where he got to explore movement and his artistic growth.