Mary Nunan: Talk& Workshop for Professional Practitioners & Artists
A seminal figure in contemporary dance, Mary Nunan founded “Daghdha” in Limerick in the 1980s, before embarking on a role as a lecturer and inspiration to countless dancers who came through the University there. As part of the national residency programme, Mary will host a talk and workshop at Roscommon Arts Centre for artists and practitioners.
Mary’s talk, entitled: “Sensation, Surface, Space” will explore the notion that dance and choreography require an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to performance as Nunan discusses her own work and what has informed its development to date. She will give an account of the conceptual/body-mind principles and practices driving her work and discuss her current interest in exploring how a heightened awareness of space serves to awaken sensation in the moving body and how this, might create collaborative exchanges with other artists.
The “Sensation, Surface, Space” workshop will introduce practices and methods for attuning to space as a support for movement: to sense Space as a surface – a dancing partner. Focussing on how to release the tensions that limit range of movement, the workshop activities will be based on principles and practices drawn from post-modern release-based contemporary dance techniques and improvisation.
Talk: Saturday 6th May I 1pm – 3pm I Free Event
Workshop: Saturday 6th May I 4pm – 6pm I Free Event
Pre-booking essential via box office