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Sat, 25 Feb


Cavan Townhall

Contemporary Dance Workshop with Jessie Keenan


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Contemporary Dance Workshop with Jessie Keenan
Contemporary Dance Workshop with Jessie Keenan

Time & Location

25 Feb 2023, 09:30

Cavan Townhall, Town Hall St, Abbeyland, Cavan, Ireland

About the event

Dance artist Jessie Keenan invites you to join her for a workshop exploring the creative potential of archives and architecture through the body. The workshop will begin with a warm up to activate, engage and connect the whole body. This will lead into a series of creative tasks expanding awareness of the body in space, and exploring movement as form of communication and expression.

This workshop is open to Adults 18+, with an interest in movement and creative exploration, as well as artists from different disciplines. No dance experience necessary. The workshop will be followed by some light refreshments. Jessie Keenan is a Cavan-born, Galway-based, choreographer whose work intersects science, visual art and archives. Interdisciplinary connections are at the heart of her work. Keenan creates nuanced, intricate choreographies with a strong visual and architectural aesthetic.

Recent projects include: ‘Don’t anticipate the ending’ created with composer Robbie Blake and researcher Dr. Zosia Kuczyńska, including two films and a digital exhibition in partnership with the Museum of Literature Ireland, ‘So what is surfacing (a study)’ showcased online at Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography 2021; and ‘Fragments’, Dublin Fringe Festival 2018 (nominated for Best Design), British Neuroscience Association Festival 2019, supported by an Arts Council Next Generation Award.

In 2020/21 Keenan created a number of short films: ‘So what is surfacing (trio)’ created as part of ‘Don’t anticipate the ending’, ‘Submerged’ (collaboration with Kim McCafferty, commissioned by Cavan Arts for Culture Night 2020, screened at Light Moves Festival 2021) and ‘Fragments’ (film) (commissioned by Cavan Arts, screened at Wanda Belfast 2021).

Image: Still from footage taken by Luca Truffarelli

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