New Movements: Dance2Connect Lab

Fri 24 Mar 2023
18:00 - 19:30
Free- register attendance via MindBody

Human Collective, in partnership with Dance Ireland, present the Dance2Connect International Lab.  D2C LAB aims to provide a space for the intersection of street and contemporary dance styles to spark ideas and create new performance work.

Join us in studio for a Dance Theatre Performance created by choreographer Joseph Toonga (JustUs Dance Theatre) as part of D2C LAB - a 5 day development program for emerging and established dance artists curated by Matt Szczerek.

This year's performance will be an explosive fusion of contemporary, krump and Hip-hop styles.

Places are free but booking is essential- please book via link below. 

A note from D2C Artistic Director Matt Szczerek:

"I believe Hip-Hop culture has a huge innovative influence on modern dance theatre around the world. It has been bubbling under the surface for the past few years and now it is carving its significant place in the arts. We want to be part of creating spaces for Hip-Hop Theatre practitioners in Dublin, Ireland, and bring mentorship with International acclaimed makers to introduce a variety of unique ways of devising dance for stage. This journey began in 2017, and each year it has brought new energy to the local dance scene.

This year we are bringing one of the UK's most prominent choreographers Joseph Toonga to Dublin for our International D2C Lab.

Joseph Toonga is a fore fronting Hip Hop Theatre maker, touring regularly in the UK & Internationally, continually looking for an authentic reason for choreographing. His expertise enables him to engage with individuals and communities in order to bring their stories forward and empower people during their artistic creation. To choose Joseph for me, was to invite ideas of protest in dance, work with highly energetic choreographies and challenge the physical performance of fellow dancers.

This development program is for advanced/ intermediate dancers in all genres of movement.

We will pick 10 dancers to delve into 5 days of intense creation process, concluded with showing on the last day.

Each day will also be a chance to take an open dance class with Joseph for anyone who wants to develop their practice but couldn’t commit to a full week of rehearsals. (Monday till Friday 10am-11.15am in Dance Ireland for intermediate/ advance level)"
Read more about attending morning class here.