LED BY JUSTINE COOPER

SUNDAY 12 June – SUNDAY 17 July 2022

 

A walk in nature

A written reflection

A poem

A dance score

Delve into this interdisciplinary creative dance and writing project with the exquisite Justine Cooper to create a circular gift of choreography inspired by and returned to Nature, in an informal, outdoor sharing on 17 July.    

Justine’s work and approach is full of grace and compassion for self and the environment we are in. Through an internationalised walk in nature, participants will use this as a source of inspiration for a written reflection that will be distilled into a poem to create a collective dance score.

The creative sessions will be divided into three parts. Each participant will receive a recorded audio journey to listen to on their phone through headphones as they take a 30 minute personal wander, in a place of their choosing, drawing awareness to the subtle body and their 5 senses.

The second part of the circle is time to write as a form of reflection.  At this point, everyone will come together in the studio to distil our writings into a collective poem and then translate it into the body as a dance score.

The third part of the circle is giving the collective dance/ choreographic prose back to nature as a circular gift of acknowledgment & gratitude.
 

CREATIVE SESSIONS 

DAY | EVERY Sunday from 12 June – 17 July 2022 with an  additional session on Saturday 16 July
TIME | 3:00-6:00pm.
LOCATION | 42 Fairview Strand, Dublin 3
OUTDOOR SHARING | Sunday 17 July 2022 | time and location to be announced.
FEE | €125
OPEN TO ANYONE AGED 18+ with at least 1 year dance class experience. 

 

ABOUT JUSTINE COOPER

Originally from New Zealand, Justine has been based in Ireland as a freelance dance artist, teacher and choreographer since 2008. Currently lecturing at The University of Limerick in contemporary dance and choreography & most recently performing as a dance artist with Liz Roche Company, CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Justine Doswell, Mary Wycherly, Oona Doherty, United Fall, Maria Nilsson Waller, Anu Productions, Junk Ensemble. Justine was a member of Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre from 1998-2000. Her own work FOLDS OF THE CRANE was presented as part of Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival 2015 (nominated for Spirit of the Fringe & Best Lighting & Design) also presented at Dublin Dance Festival 2016 and What’s Next Festival 2018. THE MISFITS by Corn Exchange (Nominated for Best Movement Direction, Irish Theatre Awards, 2018)

 

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.