Contemporary Dance Workshop with Jessie Keenan

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Contemporary Dance Workshop with Jessie Keenan

Contemporary Dance Workshop with Jessie Keenan

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Terryland House Headford Road Galway Ireland

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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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 professional performers, artists from different disciplines and

Adults 18+ with an interest in movement and creative exploration.

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