Wicklow Screen Dance Lab - DI Scholarship

Dance Ireland Scholarship

Dance Ireland is offering a full scholarship for one participant to attend the Wicklow ScreenDance Laboratory 2023.  The scholarship will give full access to all events, including training workshops.  In the event that the winner wishes to attend the three-day dance intensive, they will miss some sessions of the screendance online film events. 

Check out the programme here: https://www.screendance.ie/

The scholarship entitles the dance artist to the following:

  • 3 day dance training                                      
  • 1 day in-person screendance training            
  • Screendance Pass (online film screenings Tuesday)
  • WSL Live: at Mermaid                                    
  • WSL: Move, WSL: Forum Day at Spotlight(Community Class/Workshop/Artists Salon)                                                  
  • Total Value of Scholarship: 122 euro

To apply, you must be a Pre-Professional or Professional Member of Dance Ireland. Deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 24th March.

Fill in this online application form here.

Dance Intensive

This dance intensive over three days will be taught by Jean-Baptiste Ferreira (FR) and Rafael Molina (FR).  Participants will get a taste of Graham’s revolution in dance through three lenses: training in Graham technique, character work with an excerpt of the Graham repertory as well as choreographic composition with a creative session. The workshop is accessible to all dancers, whether they had previous experience in Graham’s work or not. A Graham class has inherent physicality and expressiveness that light up a fire within dancers pushing them to thrive and reach for their own limits.

With support from Dance Ireland, Wicklow ScreenDance Laboratory 2023 (WSL) hosts a three-day Dance/Choreography Intensive at DanceHouse.

Mon 3rd April 10.30 – 16.30
Tue 4th  April  10.30 – 16.30
Wed 5th April  10.30 – 16.30/17.00

Tickets through Eventbrite €50/40 (Dance Ireland members, concessions)

€20 per day, €15 concession.                 

About Rafael Molina

Trained at the Conservatoire National de Région of Saint-Etienne, Rafael Molino studied classical and contemporary dance there and worked with companies in residence, including the Ballet Malandain. At the Saint-Chamond National Dance Competition, he was awarded 1st accessit in 1998 and the gold medal in 1999, jury under the direction of Alain Davesne of the Paris Opera.

A Sciences Po Paris graduate with a research master's degree in political theory in 2011, he was awarded the prestigious Fulbright scholarship from the US government in 2012 to study the Graham technique in his New York cradle. In 2013, he joined the young ballet of the Martha Graham school (Graham 2) and danced the repertoire.

Back in France, Rafael continued his career as an interpreter and worked as an assistant choreographer for the IFunamboli Company. He regularly teaches the Graham technique at the Harmonic studio and at the Rick Odums Training Institute in Paris.

In 2017, he founded Graham for Europe, an organization based in Paris that promotes the teaching of the Graham technique, connecting European professionals through master classes, meetings, conferences and exchanges with New York.

About Jean-Baptiste Ferreria

Jean-Baptiste trained in the Martha Graham School (New York) where he studied with former lead dancers of the Martha Graham Company such as Denise Vale, Peggy Lyman, Jacquelyn Buglisi, Steve Rooks and Virginie Mécène.  As a member of Graham 2 (formerly Martha Graham Dance Ensemble), he performed in various Graham works, including Diversion of Angels, Maple Leaf Rag, Acts of Light, Plain of Prayers, Canticle for Innocent Comedians, Celebration, Secular Games, Rite of Spring, El Penitente, Appalachian Spring, Dark Meadow and Embattled Garden.

He is a member of the European Graham teachers’ network and Graham heritage promoting collective « Graham for Europe ».