Sunday, December 5, 2010

Legitimate Bodies Dance Company

Don't forget Dance Artists in Regional Ireland and IF ONLY are unique to Offaly in Ireland this December. DARI workshops in conjunction with our IF ONLY Festival Friday 10th and Saturday 11th December 2010.

Here is the schedule:

Friday in Birr Theatre and Arts Centre
Alexander Technique for dancers with Julie Rothschild                                  4:30-6:00pm
Yoga (open) with Lily Dwyer                                                                          6:15-7:30pm

Saturday in Dooly's Hotel
Yoga for dancers with Lily Dwyer                                                                10:00-11:15am
Improvisation/Contact Improvisation with Cindy Cummings                        11:30-12:45pm
Alexander Technique for dancers with Julie Rothschild                                    2:00-4:00pm

IF ONLY solo pefrormance platform (BTAC)                                                  8:00-9:30pm

Alexander Technique
The Alexander Technique teaches us how to undo harmful muscular tension, helps us move with greater ease and brings about a more efficient use of the whole body.
Yoga | Vinyasa Flow
Lily’s class generates internal heat through vigorous posture flows, simultaneously allowing one to find length in the muscles and fascia of the body and openness in the energy pathways of the body. Designed to still the mind, open the heart and melt tension in the body. This class is open to dancers and non-dancers. 
Improvisation/Contact Improvisation
Cindy Cummings will facilitate a workshop focusing on movement and sound improvisation in a group context. Based on her work with the performance/research project REBUS, she will be working with the idea of visual rhythms, constructing improvisational scores to experiment with how this idea manifests in the body.

Dance Artists in Regional Ireland’ is a new organisation that supports the networking, professional development and artistic practice of Irish-based contemporary dance artists. DARI is recognised by The Arts Council and supported by ‘Dance Ireland’. 

Now in it’s third edition, I.F. O.N.L.Y. (International Festival of a Necessarily Lonely You) will be an event to remember. Thanks to the support of The Arts Council, Offaly County Council and Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, this year’s edition is bigger than ever with great Irish and international artists.
Artist Biographies
Robin Dingemans | UK
Robin Dingemans is a New Zealand born, UK based choreographer, performer and teacher. He was nominated for “Outstanding Male Performance UK”, Critics Circle. The wild young man of British dance brings his unfailing honesty and anarchic grace to this brilliant multifaceted show, featuring Manuel Pinheiros. Music played live, “A triumph, unpredictable, unexpectedly moving, risky, hugely enjoyable”.
Julie Rothschild | USA 
Julie Rothschild is a professional dancer and Certified Alexander Technique Teacher. She has been teaching, choreographing and performing throughout the US and internationally for 19 years.
Cindy Cummings | Ireland
Cindy Cummings is a dance artist (performer/choreographer/tutor) based in Dublin. She has been studying, performing and teaching improvisation while creating live performance work with various artistic collaborators for the past 20 years. In 2007 Cindy was one of the first choreographers to become a member of Aosdána. Jazmin Chiodi | Ireland
Jazmin Chiodi was born in Argentina. In Ireland she has been performing with Rex Levitates, Dance Theatre of Ireland, Catherine Young, Siamsa Tire and Fluxusdance, as well as getting more involved into dance teaching. Jazmin, together with Alexandre Iseli she is now director of South Tipperary Dance
Lily Dwyer | Levy Dance | USA
Lily Dwyer received her BA in Dance and Performance Studies and Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley. She worked for the Bay Area Repertory Dance Company, Joe Goode Performance Group, Wood Dance, and LEVYdance. Lily is a devoted yogini and yoga teacher.

Cost: 2-day workshops and performance 45Euro, 1-day workshop and performance 30Euro

 If you would like help with accommodation on Fri or Sat night, please e-mail us at Travel details attached
We look forward to seeing you!

Nick Bryson