HATCH Award Announcement for 2018

HATCH is a Dance Ireland initiative which provides an incubation opportunity for a dance maker to focus on seeding and developing a new work.

This award includes a variety of supports, including artists’ fees, expenses, advice, administration and documentation.  The artist will also engage with the dance community and other segments of the non-dance community as relevant to their practice while they are in residence at DanceHouse.

We are delighted to announce this year's recipiect is Lucia Kickham

Lucia will use HATCH as an incubation period to examine the place of warm-up in contemporary dance practice. With a team of skilled dancers, guest movement practitioners, a DJ and a sports psychologist, she will investigate how we, as dancers and humans, make ourselves available and open for action. How do we prepare ourselves for the unexpected and as yet unimagined future? Lucia and her creative team will explore the concepts of adaptive preparation, versatile readiness and reactive availability in performance, within dance and other movement disciplines.

During the HATCH residency Lucia will structure her studio research using the Scrum process model. This is an iterative, reflective framework used in the software development industry to create critical feedback loops and meet project goals.

Through HATCH, Lucia is excited to develop her choreographic practice while researching for this new work INIT: The Warm Up Project.

About Lucia 

Lucia Kickham​ is a Dublin-based dance artist performing and collaborating internationally since  2011. Trained in The Netherlands, she has worked with  TRASH(NL), Liz Roche Company, John Jasperse, Philip  Connaughton, Maria Nilsson Waller, junk ensemble, Ciotóg, Catherine Young, Laura Murphy and Nightstar  Dance Company. ​Lucia has performed in Dublin Dance Festival, Belfast Theatre Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and toured throughout the UK, Sweden and The Netherlands. Lucia has undertaken intensive training with David Zambrano in Flying Low & Passing Through and has a keen interest in group dynamics within improvisation, composition and teaching environments. This, alongside her training in the traditional Japanese Martial Art Bujinkan have greatly influenced her approach to efficiency of movement within dance.In recent years she has been a recipient of residency awards from Dance Ireland, Firkin Crane Cork and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Her first evening length work On.Pulse. premiered in Spring 2017 supported by the Arts Council..

2016. Lucia is Associate Artist with Liz Roche Company 2018/19.