The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at University of Limerick, and Liz Roche Company have created a new creative partnership, IntraSpaces, an experimental space for both organisations to collaborate on research, performance and pedagogy/training.
Exchange takes place across the fields of high level professional practice, arts research and performance training to foster relationships between the Academy, Liz Roche Company and a wider range of Irish and international artists, organisations and communities.
This partnership model between the university and this professional dance organisation supports the development and dissemination of dance knowledges across the Irish and international arts and research landscape.
Interdisciplinarity is key, with a view to creating opportunities for shared projects to intersect with a range of Academy faculty, students and courses.
Liz Roche Company offers open access to students into its working practices supported by the expertise of the company dancers, associated dance artists and creative collaborators in sound, light, set, costume and dramaturgy.
Particular alignments for shared performance projects are envisioned with the MA Contemporary Dance Performance and the new MA Composition and Creative Music Practice.
A series of artistic and performative outputs are proposed for each year.
This is a focused and strategic professional development and action research opportunity for selected members of the professional dance community and dance makers from the Irish World Academy postgraduate programme who are matched with post-graduate lighting designers at The Lir Academy.
Professor Mel Mercier, Chair of Performing Arts, Course Director, BA World Music and Liz Roche will work with the students from the MA in Composition and Creative Music Practice and MA in Contemporary Dance Performance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at University of Limerick.
Presented in partnership with Dublin Dance Festival.
Building on the success of the Modes of Capture Symposium, held at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in 2019 as part of IntraSpaces, the Modes of Capture Symposium 2020 explored how dance artists exchange knowledges, practices and experiences across networks of relationships that span time and space.
This year the symposium has to be reimagined to be delivered online. It took place over two days as part of Dublin Dance Festival's 2020 Digital Capsule and draw together dance artists, academics and dance advocates in a series of talks, workshops and informal performances.
Keynotes included Rebecca Hilton, former dancer with Stephen Petronio, Michael Clark and Jennifer Monson and currently professor for Site, Event, Encounter at Stockholm University of the Arts.
Click here to see the full programme of events and abstracts.
Open Workshop/Tenderfoot with Liz Roche Company at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.
This 5 day intensive invites dancers to come and work with the company as it develops new work.
Liz Roche and Jenny Roche led this three-day research with students from the MA in Contemporary Dance Performance, continuing the research that began with the company in June 2019.
New York based choreographer and dancer, Jodi Melnick will be working with Liz Roche Company on a new work for 2020. During this time Jodi will also make a new short work for the MA in Contemporary Dance Performance Students.
Liz Roche Company is strategically funded by the Arts Council and supported by Dublin City Council