‘Knowing the Dance’ Premiere, Sat, 9 September, 7-8.30pm, £5. To book contact DAC 028 4461 0747
Inspired by WB Yeats’ famous question ‘How can we know the dancer from the dance?’, this performance of a thought-provoking sequence of dance~poems is created and performed by poet Olive Broderick and dancer Paula Guzzanti, joined by musician Martin Devek.
Introduced by Damian Smyth, Head of Literature and Drama at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the performance is a showcase of how dance and poetry can inhabit a shared creative space while honouring the individual practices of poet and choreographer. The performance will be followed by a Q&A session.
‘Knowing the Dance’ Masterclass, Sat, 9 September, 3.15-6.15pm, FREE
Those with a poetry practice are invited to join Sarah Warsop to work on finding ‘the dance’ in their work using the breath and movement. For this three hour workshop, you are invited to bring a poem of your own which you would like to work on. Sarah Warsop is a contemporary jewellery designer and choreographer who has extensive experience of creating a middle place in which diverse artforms can connect. This exploration of a middle place where the dance/movement of the poems reside is based on a masterclass held earlier in 2017 at Down Arts Centre
The workshop is free but participants need to register in advance. Capacity: 12. A bite to eat will be available afterwards for those who are staying on to attend the peformance.
To book contact DAC 028 4461 0747
Note: If you are unable to attend the performance on the 9th September, there will are two performances coming up at the Brian Friel Theatre, Queen’s University, Belfast.