Peggy Gould Workshop / Dancer from the Dance

Tue 6 Jul 2021
16:00 - 17:00
Online through Zoom
€10 Members / €15 Non-Members
Professional / Advanced
Peggy Gould

Asymmetry/Symmetry in Dance Training: Functional Anatomy Perspectives 

In this one-hour workshop, participants will learn a series of concise movement sequences based on functional anatomy principles to illuminate our unique experiences of asymmetry and symmetry in the context of dance training and performance.  We will utilize a “before and after” approach, observing the effects of these activities on each participant’s current dance practices. The aim of this work is to enhance performance of both improvised and choreographed material.


Note: This class will be online due to Covid-19 restrictions.
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Peggy Goud is a New York City-based dancer, choreographer, collaborator, movement educator and sometime writer. She has danced with Patricia Hoffbauer, Tiffany Osedra Miller, Cathy Weis, Sara Rudner including collaborations with John Scott and Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Joyce S. Lim, David Gordon, Bryan Fox.

Peggy has created eleven interdisciplinary works, most recently "Hypnagogia" (2018) presented by Dixon Place, NYC. She teaches in the Dance Program at Sarah Lawrence College and serves as assistant to mentor in functional anatomy Irene Dowd. As a Fulbright Specialist, Peggy has worked with dancers and educators in Ecuador (summer 2019). She presented research in the Dance Science Symposium 2021, UMass Amherst. Now, she has returned to the studio to sort through learning and vision accumulated over the past 15 months, pursuing a new phase of work inspired by Arundhati Roy’s assertion that the pandemic is a portal (summer 2021).

Photo credit above: Tyrone Maridueña 


Dancer from the Dance 

This workshop forms part of Irish Modern Dance Theatre's Dancer From The Dance: Festival of Irish Choreography
Curated by revered Irish choreographer John Scott, the festival crosses many national borders, practices, ethnicities and generations. This 3rd edition connects live performance with the incredibly visual artform of dance films and live-streaming, and honours the diversity of Irish choreography from the four corners of the world. The Festival will celebrate live dance, dance films and new works in progress, as well as traditional Irish Céilí dancing.

Dancer From The Dance draws national and international attention to Irish choreographers north and south of the border and from the greater Irish diaspora. Following huge critical success in New York and at home in Dublin in 2019, and last year in 2020, the festival in 2021 aims to celebrate age, gender and the ethnic diversity of Irish dance artists. 

DANCER FROM THE DANCE 2021: In collaboration with Dance Ireland, Project Arts Centre, Dance Limerick, Irish Arts Center (New York), Smock Alley Theatre, OntheBoards & Centre Culturel Irlandais 

Funders: The Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council.

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