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

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Curated by Dr Jenny Roche and Liz Roche


Modes of Capture Symposium is free of charge but registration is necessary.

Registered participants will receive their registration pack by email.

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The 2nd edition of the Modes of Capture Symposium takes place this May 29th and 30th as part of Dublin Dance Festival 2020 edition. In response to the current restrictions, we have transformed the symposium into an online format, bringing local and international artists, practitioners and scholars together over 2 days during the Dublin Dance Festival's “Digital Capsule”. Through a series of recorded presentations, live streamed discussions, workshops and movement/performance responses we address our dynamic dancing present in relation to our shared lineages and possible futures.

The symposium's online forum will explore how dance artists exchange knowledge and experiences across extended networks and through multiple generations that span distance and time, asking how we might reimagine ways of artistic exchange and how we think about legacy and connection in light of our current social and environmental realities.


Symposium themes include:

How do we embody and transmit movement legacies from dancer to dancer and from generation to generation? What are the knowledges honed through dancing practices and how can we bring them to light? How are we currently extending and expanding our practices through encounters enabled by travel, residencies and international/interdisciplinary projects? How might we reimagine ways of artistic exchange in an uncertain future where international travel may become increasingly restricted due to shifting borders, climate change and current global issues?


We have commissioned 12 presentations and 12 movement responses so for every word spoken there will be an equivalent in movement. Speakers include: Siobhan Davies (Siobhan Davies Dance UK), John Jasperse (USA), Fearghus O'Conchuir (IRE), Finola Cronin (IRE), Carol Brown (NZ/AUS) with keynote by Rebecca Hilton, former dancer with Stephen Petronio, Michael Clark and Jennifer Monson, and currently a professor of choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts. Movement responses from dance artists Kévin Coquelard, Luke Murphy, Lucia Kickham, Anne-Laure Dogot, Stephanie Dufresne, Ryan O'Neill, Jazmin Chiod & Alex Iseli.


The Symposium is made possible through IntraSpaces, a creative partnership between Liz Roche Company and The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at UL, and is presented this year by Dublin Dance Festival as part of their Digital Capsule. Modes of Capture 2020 is curated by Dr Jenny Roche (Course Director of the MA in Contemporary Dance at the Irish World Academy, UL) and Liz Roche (Choreographer and Artistic Director Liz Roche Company).

Check out Dublin Dance Festival's Digital Capsule 29th May - 7th June 

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