Saturday 12 Sept 2015, 2pm-6pm
Workshop for Professional Choreographers
Workshop leaders: Caroline Bowditch & Nicole Guarino
Professional choreographers are invited to participate in an introduction to inclusive artistic and choreographic practice used by Caroline Bowditch in the making of her work, Falling in Love with Frida.
Participants will start by being led through an inclusive technique class that uses the ‘Principles of Universal Design’ and applying these to dance. The group will then move through a series of choreographic task-based exercises, from writing love letters to their bodies to each individual generating solo movement material that is as unique to them as their DNA. The work will draw on the themes raised in the piece including how we can influence how we are remembered, reflecting on the mark we make on the world and pondering how much can we actually control others' memories of us.
The aim of this workshop is to leave participants with skills, exercises and techniques that can be easily applied and utilised with their own artistic practice.
Participants will be encouraged to write, mark, make, share, draw on personal experience and discuss during the workshop.
Please bring paper and pen/pencil and wear clothes you can comfortably move in.
Glasgow based performance artist and choreographer Caroline Bowditch describes herself as a performer, maker, teacher, speaker and mosquito buzzing in the ears of the arts industry in the UK and further afield.
She has choreographed/performed work as girl jonah with Fiona Wright, created her own work Proband (2007) after winning a Wellcome Trust Arts award, co-created NQR and the Long and the Short of it as Scottish Dance Theatre’s Dance Agent for Change (2008-2012). In 2012, Caroline created Leaving Limbo Landing for the Cultural Olympiad and in 2014 created Falling in Love with Frida which had a sell out run at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, winning a prestigious Herald Angel award.
Caroline is a founder member of Weave Movement Theatre (Melbourne) and The FATHoM Project (Newcastle), is Artist in Association with Paragon Music (Glasgow) and a Visiting Professor at Coventry University. Her consultancy work in accessibility and inclusivity includes ongoing work with Skånes Dansteater, Sweden and most recently with Australian organisations Arts Activated, Beyond Access, Access2Arts, Arts Access and the Australia Council for the Arts.
Photo: Anthony Hopwood
Workshop fee: €25.00
Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick will advocate for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick will promote the creation of new and innovative work and will devise programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.
Based at the premises of the former Daghdha Dance Company, Dance Limerick houses offices and a fully equipped studio space along with a separate performance venue known as the Daghda Space
Further information about facilities and opportunities for professional dance artists available from Jenny Traynor at