This class introduces a number of different approaches to developing mind/body awareness through movement. It includes a series of exercises and task-based activities designed to stimulate your capacity to move with ease and confidence. It simultaneously highlights how increased spatial awareness can help deepen and expand your sense of movement. All this allows you to can tap into, and enjoy, the energy that is generated when your mind/body juices are flowing together.
My approach to teaching has slowly evolved over many years and is strongly informed by principles and practices drawn from: Erick Hawkins contemporary dance technique, Post-Modern release-based dance techniques, Somatics and Authentic Movement and the practice of Meditation.
About Mary Nunan
Mary Nunan is a contemporary dance artist – choreographer, performer, writer, mentor. Her professional career began when she joined Ireland's first state funded contemporary dance company: Dublin Contemporary Dance Theatre (1981-86). She was founder Artistic Director of Daghdha Dance Company (1988-1999). Throughout her career Mary has created a substantial body of critically acclaimed solo and ensemble choreographies that have been performed extensively in national and international venues including: : London (South Bank), Berlin (Podweil Theatre), Munich (Dance ’95), Paris (Pompidou Centre) and Guanajuato (Festival Cervantino), Mexico, New York 92ndY. The screen adaptation of her dance-theatre work ‘Territorial Claims’ was selected for screening at the Lincoln Centre’s Dance-for-Camera Festival in New York City.
She was Course Director of the MA Contemporary Dance Performance at the University of Limerick (1999-2016). Since 2016 she has returned to working as an independent dance-artist. She was a visiting guest tutor at the RCA, London (2016 -17). Mary earned her PhD from Middlesex University, UK, in 2013.
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