Uillinn Dance Residency Programme

Posted on: 7th March, 2017

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

Helga Deasy, dance artist and choreographer, has been awarded the 2017 Uillinn Dance Residency.

Helga is the second Dancer in Residence to achieve this unique opportunity at Uillinn. During her year-long residency at the arts centre in Skibbereen, Helga proposes to investigate Laban’s principles of Space Harmony (choreutics) as choreographic and creative tools in both professional and community dance contexts. “I am so happy about my residency at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre. with its vibrant artist community, and its beautiful dance studio is a wonderfully inspiring place. I am delighted to have the opportunity to develop my work here and to grow as an artist.”

Helga will embark on a number of cross disciplinary collaborations in film and music, beginning with musician Maria Dorner-Hofmann who will visit Skibbereen from Germany until March 4 for Explorations of Chaos and Order, an investigation into the harmonic relation between music and dance.

Taking place in parallel will be Twisted, where young people across West Cork are invited to take part in a film/ dance collaboration, investigating their connection and relationship to their surroundings and to one another. Movement will be explored at several specific sites marked by straight and curved architectural features in and around the arts centre.

Helga will deliver weekly classes in Contemporary Dance for teens and adults, Lab sessions for dancers and a Primary Schools’ programme and link with other programmes at Uillinn such as Open Door Music, Arts for an Active Mind and West Cork Inclusive Dance.

Yet to be revealed, is the exciting Dance Platform Programme, where Helga invites other performers to share her stage at Uillinn and showcase their new dance performances alongside the premier of her own new work Helica, which she will create throughout her year in Uillinn’s dance studio.

The Uillinn Dance Residency Programme is presented in partnership with Cork County Council and supported by an award from the Arts Council.

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