LED BY JUSTINE DOSWELL
4 SEPTEMBER – 15 OCTOBER 2023
BE TRULY CREATIVE.
TRY SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.
MEET LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE PASSIONATE ABOUT DANCE AND THEATRE.
THE CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT is an opportunity to work with professional choreographers in the exploration of contemporary performance. Each project is hugely diverse, providing a lively, unique experience of the creative process and the varied practices of collaboration. This autumn, multi-disciplinary dance artist Justine Doswell led a 6 week-long project at CoisCéim Studio in Fairview, Dublin 3. It culminated in an informal public sharing on 15 October.
“My practice has consistently been anchored in creative collaboration and in finding new pathways to connect. The nature of collaboration, the relationships and the negotiations involved, how they influence each other and what the connecting components are or could be, are all questions I continually explore and I often find it is through these means that an underlying narrative emerges. My work is also characterised by my interest in dynamic structure, living systems and chaos theory and the suggestion that within the apparent randomness there are underlying patterns, interconnectedness, repetition, self-similarity and self-org
Archaeoastronomy (the understanding of the
sky in the past) as well as ethnoastronomy (current cultural perceptions of the sky) study how people have wondered throughout history and still question today, why we are here, where we are going, and where we come from. “All cultures have a sky,” observes astronomer and archaeologist Clive Ruggles. The non-territorial beyond airspace – myths, philosophies and beliefs, science and the unfathomable. This is what I would like to introduce as a starting point for our creative process, one that we can explore individually and as a group. See where it leads us…. and play, discover, connect and create together.”
ABOUT JUSTINE DOSWELL
Justine Doswell is a dance artist, choreographer and creative producer. She has worked with numerous notable Irish and international choreographers, directors and companies. Inspired by dynamic structure and living systems her choreographic practice is anchored in collaboration and her work has been supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council, Culture Ireland, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Dance Ireland, Dublin Dance Festival, Dance Limerick, Shawbrook, Tipperary Dance/Grand Studio Brussels, Liz Roche Company/The Lir Academy, THEATREClub, Dance Resource Base NI, axis Ballymun, the Complex and DYDC. An Arts Council Next Generation 2021 recipient and Irish Modern Dance Theatre Associate Artist, Justine’s new creation SKY COUNTRY will premiere at Dance Cork Firkin Crane in November 2023. Read more about Justine’s dance practice HERE
Photo by Martin Mai
ABOUT THE CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT
A regular feature of our BROADREACH programme, THE CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT is a creative and performance opportunity for adults to work with professional choreographers in the exploration of contemporary dance theatre.
Please note we would like to make clear that when taking part in our Broadreach projects, you are doing so at your own risk and take full responsibility for any injuries that might occur.
Title image by JR Korpa