A CLOSE UP BY A LONG SHOT | LED BY DAVID BOLGER
Part of Digital Dances
Monday 20 April – Friday 1 May
I’m ready for my close-up, medium shot by a long shot.
“In this postcard from home participants explored articulation of the body as the idea of home. Our wonderfully complex bodies as expressive landscapes framed in a portrait of readiness.
A close-up is a filmic term for framing a subject closely to highlight the nuance of emotions. A medium shot frames the subject and surroundings allowing greater movement. A long shot shows the subject from a distance emphasising location, place.and a greater capacity for extensive movement. All within the familiar surroundings of our home.
In each session we shared ideas about home. How might that be shaped in the body as exploring the capabilities of the camera in capturing these ideas. Finally choreographing a short dance work, using the Close up, Medium shot and Long shot as our framing instructions and tasks.” – David Bolger
A CLOSE UP BY A LONG SHOT
ABOUT DAVID BOLGER
David is the Artistic Director and co-founder of CoisCéim Dance Theatre. His work has been seen by millions of people worldwide and has received prestigious awards for its innovation, performance and choreography. David has directed and choreographed over 20 original productions for CoisCéim, including Francis Footwork, the highly lauded The Wolf and Peter, Body Language, and the major international co-production These Rooms (Irish Times Theatre Award, London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT), TATE Liverpool). His work for the company has been presented at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Peak Performances in the USA, Spring Loaded (The Place) and the Brighton Festival in the UK, Ten Days on the Island (Tasmania), Arts Centre Melbourne and Sydney Opera House (Australia). David has received numerous choreographic commissions for theatre and opera including Druid (Ireland), Spoleto Festival (USA), Guthrie Theatre (USA), RTÉ (Ireland), National Theatre (UK), Abbey Theatre (Ireland) and Opera Ireland. He is a member of Aosdána. More…
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.
Other highlights of DIGITAL DANCES include film screenings and free online dance classes. Find out more about the programme of events here.
Creative Sessions took place
DAYS | Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
DATES | 20 April-1 May 2020
TIMES | 5.00pm – 6.00pm