New Movements: Ruaidhrí Maguire
- Fri 23 Sep 2022
- 16:30 - 17:30
- Free- register attendance via MindBody
Ruaidhrí Maguire is the recipient of a DI residency. On the last day of his week long residency, he wishes to invite an audience into the studio, for view his practice and research.
‘….Prism’ presents itself in the relatable scenario of a job interview. The person/prism is interviewed by each personality colour and will explore how they interact together in isolation, how the colour affects them and how they relate and move through life with that colour as part of their full personality. It plans to be an exploration of the self-portrait, a key interest in Ruaidhrí’s creative practice along with commenting on the mental health crisis which affects both North and South of the island. ‘
Open studio sharings are a valuable platform for dance artists to present their work in development to an audience. This provides an encouraging space to explore, experiment and gather constructive feedback.
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Ruaidhrí Maguire is a ballet dancer and choreographer from Ireland.
Ruaidhrí began his classical training with the Roberta McCormick School of Ballet and the Laura Walker Ballet School. After this, he began his vocational training at the Central School of Ballet, London under Resmi Malko, Aurora Bosch, Christopher Marney and William Glassman. He was generously supported by the Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust and by Ballet Central. Currently working as a soloist, Ruaidhrí has been dancing with the Baltic Opera Ballet Gdansk, Poland for 3 years. Prior to this, he has performed across the United States, Canada and Europe with 4 companies and multiple guestings. Notable roles include: Albrecht in Giselle, Prince in Cinderella, Principal Couple in Cuatro Estaciones de Buenos Aires, and in Peter Quanz’s Luminous.
As a choreographer, Ruaidhrí’s work explores the idea of self-portraiture and political issues, both global and local. He recently premiered new works Cloudburst and Elegia at the Baltic Opera Ballet and a film collaboration The Estate with Conan McIvor. This summer, he premiered his piece After/Before as part of Dancer From The Dance Festival and his solo Gigue I premiered in Osaka, Japan. In 2019 Ruaidhrí premiered his one-act ballet, Dear Frances, a ballet based on the Kray Twins and Frances Shea. Currently, he is staging a new work for the Baltic Opera Ballet and he is in the developmental stages of a new youth ballet based on the story of the Peace People and was grateful to have received support from the Arts Council NI for this project.
To find our more, head to his website: https://www.ruaidhrimaguire.com/