Where Dance meets Street: Talk and Watch Party

Thu 17 Jun 2021
17:00 - 19:00
Online: Via Zoom

Dance Ireland and Irish Street Arts Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) present Where Dance meets Street, a cross sector gathering in association with the SpringMoves Dance Festival.

We invite dance, street and circus artists to take part in workshops and conversations that explore the practice, creation and presentation of work in outdoor spaces and the democratic nature of Street Arts, with a particular focus on opportunities for outdoor creation in the reopened sector.

Talk: Where Dance meets Street, 5pm

Facilitated by Lou Cope

Speakers: Martine Linaer, Programmer, Theater op de Markt (BE); Phil Hargreaves, Freelance Producer (UK), Elaine McCague, Artistic Director, Loosysmokes (IRE); Gary Shochat, Artist, Kamchatka Theatre (ES)

This panel will discuss the lures, opportunities and pitfalls of making outdoor performances, and will share experiences of what is needed to create quality work that reaches and lands with diverse audiences in diverse contexts. We will take a close look at why we should make more work for outdoors, how we can support more street art creation, as well as what programmers and producers consider when presenting work in public spaces.

Followed by Q&A  

Stay online with us as SpringMoves Dance Festival and Where Dance meets Street invites you to
The Watch Party at 6pm, sharing new film works from SpringMoves artists.