Irish World Academy, University of Limerick, Liz Roche Company & Dublin Dance Festival

Welcome to the Modes of Capture Symposium 2022

This year, Modes of Capture will explore the capacity for writing to capture embodied experience in dance making.

Writing has an intimate relationship with dancemaking and serves many purposes in the creative process. It can capture dancemaking in words, but also as an additional tool or catalyst for further development in the dancemaking process. Rather than seeking to translate movement into written language, we will explore diverse ways to understand the potential alignments between dance and writing.

Seeking to interrogate this potential from a variety of perspectives, the event will take place across two live, ‘in person’ strands in 2022. Following two research-based workshops at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick in February and April, the Modes of Capture Symposium will culminate in two days of workshops and talks by international and local dance artists on each Wednesday of the Dublin Dance Festival this May.

The programme on Wed 18 May will include workshops and talks from international and local dance artists including Amala DianorProf. Jools GilsonDr. Arudhra KrishnaswamyJenny Roche and Liz Roche. The second day’s programme on Wed 25 May will include a workshop led by renowned UK choreographer Jonathan Burrows in dialogue with poet and dramaturg Jessica Traynor. This day explores the potential for cross fertilisation and collaboration between modes of making and capture within choreography and poetry, questioning the role of language in the process. This workshop is open to participants from dance and/or poetry/creative writing backgrounds.

WORKSHOP 1 – Completed on February 15th & 16th 2022

Led by Dr Jenny Roche, this 2 day workshop will explore tools inspired by Micro-phenomenology to deeply excavate and (re)language movement experience.

  • Time: 10am – 5pm
  • Where: Irish World Academy, University Limerick

For further information about Jenny see: https://www.ul.ie/research/dr-jenny-roche

There are 10 workshop places available free of charge to dance artists to attend. This workshop will be hosted by the MA Contemporary Dance Program at UL.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

If you wish to attend this workshop on February 15th and 16th in Limerick please contact Jenny Roche by email at Jenny.Roche@ul.ie by 5pm on Thursday February 10th 2022. Please include MOCS22 in the subject line.

WORKSHOP 2 – April 19th & 20th 

Moving words and writing bodies: care and craft in writing and moving practices.

Our second 2-day workshop, led by Dr Roisin O’Gorman, will experiment with the relationships and distinctions between writing and moving.  We will trace the extended choreographic possibilities of the physical practices of writing and we will move in ways that extend our writing and wrighting; that is, how we care and craft between words and bodies, how we navigate the distances between experience and imagination, being and doing, sensing and motoring. We will move to write and write to move together in shared spaces and collaborative processes. We will play with what writing does to moving and how moving is always at the heart of writing, no matter the direction or the task at hand (whether we write up/down/in/out). Depending on the shared interests and directions of our explorations we will also consider our associations with the written word and how it archives or resists the experience of the moving, dancing body. Further we can explore what the potency of language offers movement and how we can move with and beyond the limits of writing, unfurling the palimpsests of bodies as we go.

Time: Tuesday 19 April 11am to 6pm/ Wednesday 20 April 10am to 5pm

Where: Irish World Academy, University Limerick

There are 10 workshop places available free of charge to dance artists to attend.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR PLACE: Please email Jenny Roche at Jenny.Roche@ul.ie by 5pm on Thursday 14 April 2022 with MOCS 2022 in the title.

For more information please visit: https://modesofcapturesymposium.org/

SYMPOSIUM DAY 1 – Wednesday 18th May 2022  

  • Time: 10am – 3pm
  • Where: Studio 1, Dance House, Dublin

A day of workshops and talks from international and local dance artists including Amala DianorProf. Jools GilsonDr. Arudhra KrishnaswamyDr. Jenny Roche and Liz Roche. The day will begin with a talk followed by a workshop with Jenny and Liz Roche giving an overview of the developing themes and journey of the Modes of Capture Symposium since it began in 2019. This will be followed by an open panel discussion with dance artists Amala Dianor, Prof. Jools Gilson and Dr. Arudhra Krishnaswamy on the role of language and writing in their creative practice.

Tickets are €10 per day

Places are limited so make sure to BOOK at http://bit.ly/DDF_Modes2022

 SYMPOSIUM DAY 2 – Wednesday 25th May 2022  

  • Time: 10am – 5pm
  • Where: Studio 4, Dance House, Dublin

A day-long workshop led by renowned UK choreographer Jonathan Burrows in dialogue with poet and dramaturg Jessica Traynor. This day explores the potential for cross fertilisation and collaboration between modes of making and capture within choreography and poetry, questioning the role of language in the process. This workshop is open to participants from dance and/or poetry/creative writing backgrounds.

Jonathan Burrows is a choreographer whose main focus is an ongoing body of pieces with the composer Matteo Fargion, with whom he continues to perform around the world. The two men are co-produced by PACT Zollverein Essen and Sadler’s Wells Theatre London. His A Choreographer’s Handbook is published by Routledge and has sold over 17,500 copies internationally since its publication in 2010, as well as being translated into 7 other languages. Burrows is currently an Associate Professor at the Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University.

Tickets are €10 per day

Places are limited so make sure to BOOK at http://bit.ly/DDF_Modes2022

Irish World Academy, University of Limerick/ Liz Roche Company/ Dublin Dance Festival

Modes of Capture Symposium 2022

Photo by Maurice Gunning

Booking Information:

Wednesday, May 18 and May 25, 2022
€ 10 for per day

JENNY ROCHE 5
MOCS22 Workshop Image 3 by Maurice Gunning 2

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Liz Roche Company is strategically funded by the Arts Council