DI Residency: Mintesinot Wolde

Mon 28 Sep 2020 - Fri 2 Oct 2020
9:00 - 17:00

Mintesinot is a contemporary dancer, choreographer, and teacher based in Ireland. He is the receipient of a Dance Ireland Residency.

Research & Development

Mintesinot is in the early stages of choreographing dance and continuing to research and focus on the development of his stylization as experimental work by using improvisation dance techniques.

The researches focus is to give a chance to the dancers to choose their way to express themselves, which can be in movement patterns, style, culture, their story, background and to reflect from their dance experience during the creation process. He aims to find mutual movement, motifs, and connections between the dancers, reflecting on what they discovered and choose movement materials to fit into the dance choreography; to tell undecided histories as a form of a dance piece.

Sometimes using recorded songs tracks can overwhelm and take over dance works; during this this time, Mintesinot will focus on recording different sounds within the environment (footsteps, birdsongs, wind, rain and use of any objects falling...etc.) and combining them to make a natural collection of rhythms that surprisingly melts into the dance piece.

Choreographer: Mintesinot Wolde- Dancer: Roisin Whelan-Production Manager: Nathalie Wolde

About Mintesinot:

He obtained an MA in Contemporary Dance Performance from The Irish World Academy of Music & Dance at the University of Limerick. He participated in Step Up dance project 2018. He has also received professional training in Traditional and African Contemporary dance from Jant- bi Ecole- des sables Senegal in 2013.