Where Dance Meets Circus: Dramaturgy with Lou Cope

Tue 8 Dec 2020 - Fri 11 Dec 2020
11:00 - 13:00
Online: Via Zoom

Dance Ireland, Irish Street Arts Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) present Where Dance meets Circus, a cross sector gathering taking place between the 7 - 11 December in association with the SpringMoves Dance Festival. We invite dance artists and circus artists to take part in workshops and conversations that reflect on the space where these two arts forms meet. Apply for a place in professional development workshops to inform and develop your practice between dance and circus.  Closing date 27 November 2020 at 5pm.
Image: Urban Playground Team

Dramaturgy Workshops

with Lou Cope
Tuesday 8 and Thursday 10 December 11am - 1pm

In response to the growing number of collaborations between circus and dance artists recently in Ireland, dramaturg Lou Cope will facilitate this two part online workshop that asks how ‘thinking dramaturgically’ can develop both our content and our making processes.

As well as briefly exploring the purpose and value of dramaturgy, Lou will lead participants through a series of exercises and discussions in the hope of helping dance and circus artists develop and deepen both performance material and collaborative relationships.

Places in the workshop are limited and open to Dance Ireland and ISACS members only.
To take part in the workshops you can apply for a place through Dance Ireland or ISACS.

Apply here 
Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 27 November


Lou Cope is a UK-based dance & theatre dramaturg and facilitator who has worked across the UK, Europe and in the Middle East. As well as working with artists, Lou dramaturgs organisations, is Dramaturg in Residence at South East Dance and founder of CoAD - The Centre of Applied Dramaturgy (www.thecoad.org).

Recent/current artistic collaborations include: Australian Dance Theatre; Aakash Odedra on the Amnesty International Freedom of Speech & ACTA Award-winning #JeSuis; English National Ballet; Birmingham Royal Ballet; Gary Clarke on The Troth– winner of Herald Angel and Lustrum Awards, and COAL - UK Theatre & Critics Choice awards, and the forthcoming Wasteland; Jose Agudo; Stopgap Dance; Rhiannon Faith; & Hagit Yakira.

Past collaborations include: Phoenix Dance Theatre; Scottish Dance Theatre; les ballets c de la b; Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet on the double Olivier Award winning Babel (words) designed by Antony Gormley; &  Cherkaoui and Gormley's Sutra.

Lou is also a published writer, a workshop leader, and a podcast host.
Image: Lou Cope

Also part of the Where Dance Meets Circus Programme:
Talk: Dancer goes on a journey / Circus comes to town
with Alister O’Loughlin
Friday 11 December,  7pm
More information HERE

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