Dance for Aerial with Megan Kennedy
Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th of February
7 - 9 pm
At Creation Aerial
|CONTEMPORARY dance meets AERIAL Dance|
Le Dance! Explore nuance and variety of movement in the air, learning how and when to use our legs, arms, feet, hands and head more expressively.
The workshops are 2 hrs duration. The first 75mins will be dedicated to learning choreography on the ground, exploring dynamic and detailed movements which in the latter part of the workshop can be explored with the aerial apparatus.
Special attention will be given to possibilities of the feet, legs and hands once coming away from the floor and negotiating the creative movement possibilities (floating, tapping, rotating, broken and angular shapes) with the more functional movement required by aerial (hanging/ standing/ holding)
A wonderful creative opportunity for aerial students to developing movement quality awareness and for dancers interested in exploring aerial apparatus in movement.
Megan trained at Alvin Ailey Dance Center in New York City and received a B.A. Honours from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. Megan is Co-Artistic Director of multi-award winning Junk Ensemble, who are current Cork City Dance Artists-in-Residence at Firkin Crane and previous resident artists at the Tate. Choreography for live performance includes Villette (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Town is Dead (The Abbey Theatre), Tasting Blue (Bram Stoker, Live Collision, Project Arts Centre Gallery), Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades Opera (Edinburgh Festival Theatre), Bram Stoker Festival (IRL), Marble & Bread (Dance Limerick), eX Choral Ensemble (IRL). Performance and choreography for film includes The Wake (Invisible Thread), Óiche Nollaig na mBan (RTÉ Television), Wonder House (Dublin Film Festival), Blind Runner (Junk Ensemble/Dance Ireland), Her Mother’s Daughters (Winner Best Actress Capalbio Festival Italy/Dance on Camera NYC/RTÉ Dance on the Box) . Megan has performed with Retina Dance Company (UK), Tanz Lange (Germany), Storytelling Unplugged (Romania), Blast Theory (UK) and in Ireland with Brokentalkers (The Blue Boy, On This One Night), CoisCéim Dance Theatre (Faun, As You Are), The Abbey Theatre (Romeo & Juliet), Bedrock Productions (Pale Angel) and productions for The Ark and The Pavilion. She was Limerick Dance Artist-in-Residence in 2015 and is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar. www.junkensemble.com
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