Anonymousresidency with Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre
What we are exploring
The identity of a dancers’ movement, how our identity is preconceived before we dance and how we can break this mould. Despite being in a creative environment where we are encouraged to push boundaries and stereotypes, we still find ourselves being type cast and put in a box depending on our image and dancing image. We will look at how our dancing identity can be shaped by those that are around us, how we conform or learn from others and adapt. Through our work with different groups we will challenge their preconceptions of us and our preconceptions of them. We will expose them to different ways to expressing and find their natural movement language. We will also learn from the various groups which will develop our movement identity.
We had a brilliant turn out from the community members of Skibbereen and we spent a day with them creating an amazing performance piece based on their identity and background. This piece was performed on the bridge at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre and captured a very large audience which lifted the performers giving both audience and dancers an incredible experience.