‍TDP’19 ‍

‍International ‍

‍Dance ‍Festival

‍7-13 ‍October ‍2019

‍10th ‍anniversary

All about the festival’s shows, performances and special events.

Take a look in the main menu for the Masterclass programme, Screendance programme, and Symposium

Mon

7 Oct 

12.30

 Young Audiences 

PART 1: performance

BA Dance, Irish World Academy

University of Limerick

Structured Play

Excel Arts Centre, Tipperary

Mon 07 Oct , 12.30

Free of charge

Choreographic Director: Grant McLay

Dancers: Chloe Brady, Clare Loughnane, Ciara McDermott, Isabelle Quinn

Music re- composed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, ‘The Four Seasons’

The BA dance students at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, investigate movement tasks that explore numerical score, gestures, timings, dynamics, musicality, and physical pathways, in this 20 minutes piece.



A collaboration with the BA Dance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. With the support of Creative Ireland.

PART 2: documentary film

TIPPERARY DANCE PLATFORM

More to Dance

Excel Arts Centre, Tipperary

Mon 07 Oct , 12.30

Free of charge

Film direction: Jazmin Chiodi, Alexandre Iseli

Filming & edition: Lucy Dawson, Shane Vaughan

Children mentoring: Jazmin Chiodi, Celina Jaffe

Worldwide premiere at TDP’19. Filmed in 2019, this documentary recounts the experience lived by sixty children from St Michael School Tipperary, when they took part in Tipperary Dance Platform’s dance in schools programme. Interspersed with interviews with the children and teachers, the film shows their journey through a series of workshops, rehearsals, and performance.



School programme and film funded by Tipperary County Council, Creative schools and Tipperary Dance Platform

Mon

7 Oct 

12.30

BA Dance | IWAMD, University of Limerick

Structured Play

Show for children


Monday 7 Oct , 12.30: Excel Arts Centre

Price: free of charge

Choreographic Director: Grant McLay

Dancers: Chloe Brady, Clare Loughnane, Ciara McDermott, Isabelle Quinn

Music re- composed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, ‘The Four Seasons’

The BA dance students at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, investigate movement tasks that explore numerical score, gestures, timings, dynamics, musica- lity, and physical pathways, in this 20 minutes piece.


A collaboration with the BA Dance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. With the support of Creative Ireland.

 Young 

 Audiences 

Wed 9

Thur 10

Oct 

Karine Ponties - Dame de Pic, Belgium

Performances in Libraries: Fovea

Show for children: 15 minutes, followed by a Q&A with the artists and a short dance practice


This is the correct schedule, please note that there is a mistake in the printed schedule

Wed 09 Oct, 10.30 | Clonmel Library

Wed 09 Oct, 13.30 | Cashel Library

Thur 10 Oct, 11.30 | Thurles Library

Free of charge, no bookings

Conception, choreography: Karine Ponties

Performance: Ares D’Angelo

TDP’19 presents dance extracts in libraries around county Tipperary. Groups of children discover dance performance at close range, chat with the artists, and even try a few steps. An extract of the piece Fovea, which you can also discover in full at TDP’19 the 11 October (full details)



Performances supported by Tipperary Libraries service. Production: Dame de Pic/Cie Karine Ponties | With the support of SACD, Dance Base, Le Boson, Le 140 and Garcia Lorca | Dame de Pic / Cie Karine Ponties is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Dance Service and Wallonie-Bruxelles International

 Young Audiences 

Mon 7

& Wed 9

Oct

 Workshops 

Roberto Torres, Spain

Age in Movement

Workshops (65+ y.o.)

Pastoral Centre, Nenagh

Mon 08 Oct,  16.30


South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel

Wed 09 Oct,  17.00


€ 5  (Pay at the door)

Following last years’ performance ‘Las Muchas’  by Mariantònia Oliver, and increasing number of women are taking part in Tipperary Dance Platform’s Age in Movement activities and workshops. An easy and playful opportunity for seniors to reinforce their confidence. Give va- lue to daily movements, gestures and crafts that are stored in the memory of your body, and turn them into dance. Meet Roberto Torres, straight from the Island of Tenerife, and his long, heartfelt experience in teaching workshops and creating performances with elderly people.

Oran Leong, Ireland

Dance class

for children 6-12 y.o.

Excel Arts Centre, Tipperary

Wed 09 October

18.00

€5

No previous experience required

A fun discovery class for children that requires no prior experience. Oran approaches dance with playfulness and curiosity. A gentle warm up will lead to an exploration of movement and creativity through various tasks, games and imagery, in a fun friendly environment. Children will be encouraged to use their imagination to express their own individuality and develop their creativity, while building confidence and strength.


Oran is a versatile freelance contemporary dance artist based in Dublin. He has performed for national and international choreographers such as Gary Clarke, Iseli-Chiodi, Kristyn Fontanella and Catherine Young. He is Assistant Artistic Director of the Laois Youth Dance Ensemble and holds an MA in Contemporary Dance Performance. Oran’s movement background stems from nearly two decades of competitive Irish dance training, during which time he won three consecutive World Championship titles. He has also mentored dancers for the national TV Irish dance competition programme, An Ríl Deal. In his own work, Oran draws from both contemporary and Irish dance influences, as well as his fluency in the Irish language and classical musicianship. He also teaches aerial dance with Fidget Feet.

Wed

9 Oct

18.00

 Young Audiences 

 Young Audiences 

Wed

9 Oct

18.30

 Live Performance 

Mary Wycherley, Ireland

Invisible Histories II: Intersections

Main Guard, Clonmel

Wed 09 October

18.30

Free of Charge


Meet the artist:

Sat 12 Oct: masterclass by Mary Wycherley

 « A deep, affecting atmosphere » 

Concept and direction by Mary Wycherley

In collaboration with:

Sound artist La Cosa Preziosa

Sculptor Rory Tangney

Dancers Magdalena Hylak and Lucia Kickham.

Invisible Histories II: Intersections is an adaptation of a 2018 work for solo performer, sculptural objects and sound art, created for four galleries across Ireland. This site-specific re-working, commissioned by Tipperary Dance Platform for The Main Guard building in Clonmel, introduces new elements in the form of live sound and multiple dance performers. The piece travels throughout the beautiful seventeenth Century building in an exploration of memory, history and place. The piece looks at memories not as fixed narratives from the past but as emotional experiences that create transforming collisions with the present.



Mary Wycherley is an Irish artist whose work spans contemporary dance performance, moving image and installation. She has a track record of creating works which cross disciplinary boundaries bringing together collaborators to form striking experiences for spaces and audiences. Interested in the physical body as material of ideas and thought, her resulting works manifest on stage, in galleries and cinematic contexts. Mary’s body of work has toured and been exhibited in Ireland and internationally at venues and festival including the Museum of Contemporary Arts Shanghai, Rua Red Gallery Dublin, National Museum of Contemporary Arts Bucharest, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, American Dance Festival, VOID Derry, VISUAL Carlow, Dublin Dance Festival and Cork Film Festival. Mary is co-founder and curator of Light Moves Festival of Screendance. 



Originally funded by the Arts Council of Ireland 2017 with new commission by Tipperary Dance Platform in partnership with Dance Limerick and Limerick City and County Council (via Limerick Dance Artist in Residence Scheme). Event supported by Creative Ireland.

 Cinema  

Ralph Fiennes

The White Crow

The Source Arts Centre, Thurles

Wed 09 October

20.00

€9/5

The incredible true story of legendary dancer Rudolf Nureyev is brought vividly to life by Academy Award®-nominee Ralph Fiennes and BAFTA winning screenwriter David Hare. From Nureyev’s poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his nail-biting escape from the KGB and defection to the West at the height of the Cold War, The White Crow is a gripping, revelatory look at a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever.

A young man of just 22, dressed in a black beret and a dark narrow suit, is on an aeroplane flying from St Petersburg to Paris. It is 1961 and Rudolf Nureyev, not yet the imperious figure of legend, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, travelling for the first time outside the Soviet Union.

Parisian life delights Nureyev and the young dancer is eager to consume all the culture, art and music the dazzling city has to offer. But the KGB officers who watch his every move become increasingly suspicious of his behaviour and his friendship with the young Parisienne Clara Saint. When they finally confront Nureyev with a shocking demand, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision, one that may change the course of his life forever and put his family and friends in terrible danger.

Wed

9 Oct

20.00

THUR

10 Oct

20.00

 Live Performance  

Danza Nomada, Spain

Una Vez Mas (Once Again)

The Source Arts Centre, Thurles

Thur 10 October

20.00

€ 15/13


Meet the artists:

Tue 08 Oct: lecture/workshop at the TDP’19 Symposium

Thur 10 Oct: masterclass by Roberto Torres

Fri 11 Oct: masterclass by Carmen Werner

 Humour prevails in this bittersweet duet depicting the relationship of an ageing couple 

Performers: Carmen Werner and Roberto Torres

Choreographer: Carmen Werner

Illumination design: Alfredo Díez Umpiérrez

Recording: Yudi Acosta

The consequences of a union are always an enigma, but usually lead to a sweet repetition of actions and gestures, complicity and desires. There are times that a man decides and the woman agrees. But then manipulation occurs, and the outcome of living together becomes, once again, a source of pleasure.



ROBERTO TORRES began his studies of Dramatic Art in La Casona, Barcelona in 1981 although he will be more linked to the world of dance, taking courses in various body techniques. In 2000 he created the Nomad Company. He currently combines teaching, with the creation of shows, his training as an actor, dancer and the Direction of the Victoria Theatre, the organisation of the Extension in Tenerife of the MASDANZA International Contest and the celebration of two annual festivals, one of them, created by and for the Canarian dance: "Festival of Canarian Dance inside and outside"; another, is the Festival Teatro Contemporáneo Encuentros. In addition to his collaboration with the Festival of Dance Scenic Notebooks in Garachico.


CARMEN WERNER was born in Madrid. She holds a Degree in Physical Education from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Studied Classical and Contemporary Dance in Madrid, Barcelona and London. With her own company Provisional Dance (1987), she has staged more than 60 choreographies: room works (small and large format, including an opera-dance), street works, video dances, a short film, collaborations, special commissions for festivals and theatres, in addition to teaching choreographic classes and workshops. Her artistic career has been recognised with different prizes, among which the National Dance Award 2007, the Onassis International Dance Prize in 2001 and the Culture Award of the Community of Madrid 2000 stand out.



A coproduction between Provisional Danza, Compañía Nómada & Teatro Victoria. Sponsors: Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes INAEM, Gobierno de Canarias, CanariasCreaCanarias. Selected within the XVII Contemporary Dance and Theater Circuit for adult and family audiences 2019, from the Network of Alternative Theaters of Spain.

Fri

11 Oct

19.30

double-bill

 Live Performance  

FOVEA

Excel Arts Centre, Tipperary

Fri 11 October

19.30


Double-bill with Apogeos

€12 adults / €10 concessions / €5 children

Family bundles available


Meet the Artist:

Fri 11 Oct: masterclass by Karine Ponties

Conception, choreography: Karine Ponties

Performance: Ares D’Angelo

Lighting design & artistic adviser: Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin

Costume design: Gaëlle Marras

Music adviser: David Monceau

Producer: Anne Nicolle | Assistant Producer: Nerina Cocchi

 « This piece overwhelms with its honesty and its poetry, it’s like a slap in the face. » Theatreactu.com 

FOVEA is the rewriting of a body swept through by holes and moments of incoherence. A poetical language much like a perishable form of what goes through our body, escapes us and overwhelms us. Ares D’Angelo throws himself head (and body)-long into the struggle, without hesitation or limits, he lets that stranger inhabiting the back of our heads fully invade him. To remain standing is an act of resistance, and not a posture. But to move beyond this constant struggle, not to be “only” standing, we must abandon ourselves and commit to a struggle.

For the past twenty years, Karine Ponties has regularly had to abandon material emerged during the rehearsal process.  Today, she feels the need to further explore some of those gems by developing short forms (duos, solos) of variable geometries. After duo “La peau de l’ombre" (created in June 2017), that’s how FOVEA is coming to life. She's been working with Ares D'Angelo since 2013, first on “Luciola” (2013) and then on the last piece “Le sourire des égarés” (2018). She's seen him evolve in his practice, break barriers, and she feels an incredible energy in him that needs to be seized now. 

A being’s identity is the struggle between two hemispheres that send opposite instructions, and in Ares this is pushed to the extreme. In his body electric impulses trigger muscle contractions and develop into an augmented force in a state close to unconsciousness. FOVEA is the rewriting of this body swept through by holes and moments of incoherence. A poetical language like a perishable form of what goes through our body, escapes us and overwhelms us.


Born in France and raised in Spain, Karine Ponties is infused with a certain multiculturality. Her immersion into dance began with studies at the Juan Tena and Ramon Soler dance schools, before moving to Brussels and joining Mudra, the school created by Maurice Bejart. As a performer, she has worked with several companies including Frédéric Flamand, Michèle Noiret, Nicole Mossoux/Patrick Bonté and Pierre Droulers, before founding her own company Dame de Pic in 1996. Artistic director of Dame de Pic, choreographer and performer, Karine Ponties has created more than fourty dance pieces, presented on 4 continents, and winning many awards. Her work is characterised by a flair for the absurd, exploring intimacy and interlacing relationships.


Ares D’Angelo was Born in Bologna, Italy, Ares trained from a very young age as classical and contemporary dancer at the Balletto di Toscana, then at IT Dansa in Barcelona. He has collaborated with choreographers such as Roberto Zappalà, le Ballet de Marseille, Lanonima Imperial, Anu Sistonen. He lives in Brussels since 2012 where he works with companies Dame de Pic, Umma Umma Dance, Marielle Morales and Salia Sanou.



Production: Dame de Pic/Cie Karine Ponties | With the support of SACD, Dance Base, Le Bo- son, Le 140 and Garcia Lorca | Dame de Pic / Cie Karine Ponties is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Dance Service and Wallonie-Bruxelles International

Fri

11 Oct

19.30

double-bill

Creo Dance Company, Greece

APOGEOS

Excel Arts Centre, Tipperary

Fri 11 October | double-bill with Fovea

19.30

€12 adults / €10 concessions / €5 children

Family bundles available


Meet the Artists:

Tue 08 Oct: lecture/workshop at the symposium

Tue 08 Oct: performance at the symposium

Fri 11 Oct: masterclass by Polina Kremasta

 A journey of dance and music, a wandering from yesterday to the present 

Choreography: Polina Kremasta

Dancers: Thenia Antoniadou, Polina Kremasta

Live music: Manousos Klapakis (bendir), Nikos Paraoulakis (ney)

Photos: Yannis Zindrilis | Greek dance consultant: Menelaos Kotsos | Research advisor: Nansy Charmanda | Production manager: Orestis Tatsis

The performance “Apogeos” recounts a journey of dance and music. A wandering from yesterday to the present, from togetherness to memory, emotions, catharsis and denouement. The dancers wander around six landscapes of newborn dances and sweep space and rhythm with their movement patterns. The musicians complete the movement and the dance narrative by choosing either to deconstruct or to reconstruct traditional sounds, re-naming each sound image.  The performance is based on the research “Apogeos” (from the earth) conducted by the choreographer since 2014. Through the study of Greek traditional dances and contemporary techniques the “apogeos” movement is revealed and a new kinetic proposal is being composed.


This project poses an apropos question: What attitude should we keep towards tradition? “In order to keep alive something of the past and not merely wander a corpse, we have to rethink, to reconsider and redefine our relationship with it ...humans destroy their roots like little children who make a game out of destroying something while playing…but the game needs to become a game once more with a new function and appearance” writes Orestis Tatsis in his text for the performance «ceci n ' est pas un siège» by the Creo dance company in 2009. The performance “Apogeos” has been presented at the 15th Dance Festival of the Association of Greek choreographers, at the 1st Performance Festival of Volos City, at the 5th Greek Dance Platform 2016 and at the 23rd Kalamata’s International Dance Festival. 



Creo is a contemporary dance company based in Athens since 2008, part of Reon artistic company. Creo has participated in many International Dance Festivals (Festival “La Becquée”, Brest, France/Sarajevo Winter International Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina/20th & 23rd Kalamata International Dance Festival/Akropoditi International Dance Festival/Dance Days International Festival, etc.). Granted First Prize at the Sarajevo International Festival 2012 and received government funding. It has also organized workshops and educational programs as well as projects in public places.  


Polina Kremasta graduated with honors from the Professional Dance School of “Rallou Manou”. She is also a graduate of Medicine Studies (University of Ioannina). Her research“Apogeos“ which explores the birth of a new kinetic language, using the connections between contemporary and traditional dance, has the support and the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. Since 2012 she created and coordinated Skytali (Relay) an educational program for dancers and public schools, instilling the love for movement into the community. She has taught contemporary technique and improvisation in many dance studios, professional dance schools and Festivals in Greece and abroad. 


Thenia Antoniadou is a graduate of the Professional Dance School “Rallou Manou” and the Department of Kindergarten Education of the National University of Athens, Greece. Since 2014 she is Polina Kremasta’s assistant choreographer and dancer for the kinetic research “Apogeos”. She is  also a founder of the {1,1,1} Dance Company. Since 2012 she is dancer, teacher and organizer for the educational program Skytali (relay). She teaches contemporary dance, ballet and improvisation in public schools and dance studios in Athens and around Greece.




Production: Reon (Nonprofit artistic company) | Un- der the Auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture | With the support of: DEVIR CAPA Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve, Tipperary Dance Platform TRY! Residencies | Special thanks: Collaborative Studio/Wrong Movement, Baobap Lab of Arts, Ioan- nina | “Aristea Litou” Professional Dance School, Ioannina | Duncan Dance Research Center Athens | “Rallou Manou” Professional Dance School, Athens

 Live Performance  

Sat

12 Oct

19.30

double-bill

 Live Performance  

Cie Marie Lenfant, France

BEYOND CALCULATION

Excel Arts Centre, Tipperary

Sat 12 October

double-bill with Grasped by Intuition

19.30

€12 adults / €10 concessions / €5 children

Family bundles available


Meet the Artists:

Thur 10 Oct: masterclass by Marie Lenfant & Thierry Mabon

Choreographer & performer: Marie Lenfant

Choreographer, performer & composer: Thierry Mabon

A one-shot piece elaborated during the time of a residence at the Tipperary Dance Platform. Marie Lenfant’s artistic audacity takes root in a combination of fragility and strength. On their first trip to Ireland, Marie Lenfant and Thierry Mabon have decided to arrive without landmarks. In the allotted time of a residence at Tipperary Dance Platform, they will observe this environment, loose themselves into a new reality, and sketch an instinctive map that they will bring to life for this performance. A cartography made of impressions, encounters and sensations. Beyond calculation.



Marie Lenfant dance Cie has been based in Le Mans since its creation in 1990 and performed both nationally and internationally. Marie Lenfant Dance Company also creates new links with organisations often managed by artistic teams, in order to connect spaces, teams and audiences, and to enable the circulation of its work as well as the work of the other teams throughout the world. 


Marie Lenfant founded the Marie Lenfant Dance Company with the aim to gather people with complementary skills for long-term projects. To this day, Marie Lenfant has signed 23 professional creations performed both in France and internationally. For Marie Lenfant, the act of creation is a displacement of ‘things of the world’. Each resulting performance is a new study focusing on the place of the body, or the human or on a reality, a context, a moment in time. Her artistic process is a road that has been slowly paved by a complicit team. In connection with her research and choreographic work, she is involved in the cultural development of dance, its transmission to professional and non-professional artists.


Thierry Mabon is first a musician, and an atypical dancer trained in the field and practiced with Kung Fu (Wing Shun) for several years, Thierry Mabon is a performer since 1992, when he joined the Marie Lenfant Company. He has participated in all the creations of the choreographer (23 pieces). He co-wrote with her [S U R] F A C E S in 2015, and has also performed with several other companies.

Thierry Mabon also writes choreographic pieces on interiority. As a musician, he is an author, composer and performer (vocals/guitar) of Post-Punk Powell (2003> 2010) and Plaisir (2011> 2015), and collaborates on other musical projects ([Drive In] Static Motion, Clélia Vega, AMoCHé ...) as well as improvisation sessions. He is also music chronicler for the Mowno webzine since 2010.




It is subsidised by the town of Le Mans and the Sarthe County Council, and supported by the Loire Valley Region and the district of Northern Le Mans. It also benefits from the support of the French Institute of Morocco as part of its artistic and cultural residencies programme.

Sat

12 Oct

19.30

double-bill

 Live Performance  

Tânia Carvalho, Portugal

GRASPED BY INTUITION

Excel Arts Centre, Tipperary

Sat 12 October

double-bill with Grasped by Intuition

19.30

€12 adults / €10 concessions / €5 children

Family bundles available


Meet the Artists:

Fri 11 Oct: masterclass by Tânia Carvalho

 «With arms like creepers, gestures thrown like spells, we look at her as orchestra leader of the world of shadows.» 

Choreography and Interpretation: Tânia Carvalho

Music: XNX

Light Design: Anatol Waschke, Tânia Carvalho, Zeca Iglésias

Promotional Photography: Rui Palma

Promotional Video: Manuel Guerra

Production: Tânia Carvalho

Executive Production: João Guimarãe

A solo between lyrical abstractionism and  figurativism. One single person, alone on a stage, hardly avoids not to be so ... but is someone else here? I’ve been here for so long. What is this? What are these things? Oh! It’s me! Where am I? I am stuck in this place. Are they (chains)? *

* The portuguese word “corrente” means both “movement”, in the sense of an artistic movement, and “chain”, as in being chained, restrained or confined to such a movement.



Tânia Carvalho moves frequently from the field of choreography to that of musical composition. Tânia Carvalho affirms herself as an artist whose will to expression is not exhausted in one single language. Her creations wander through the shadows, the vivification of painting , expressionism and the memory of cinema. 

Hence the artist constructs her mysterious cosmogony, a set of codes that transcend the very art of movement - whether this should take place in the linguistic and semantic carefulness that she inscribes in the titles of her work. Or in the frequent passing through territories more distanced from that of choreography, like drawing. Over almost two decades, Tânia Carvalho has been paving her way: thoughtfully and each time more multidisciplinary.



Coproduction: Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Teatro Aveirense | Artistic Residency: Centro Cultural Vila Flor; O Espaço do Tempo; Teatro Viriato

Sun

13 Oct

11.00

 Live Performance  

Roy Galvin, Ireland

Festival closing walk

Glen of Aherlow

Sun 13 October

11.00

Free of charge


Contact us for booking and meeting point:

email us or call +353 (0) 85 16 83 611

An easy group walk, to wind down after the festival, chat with the friends you newly met at TDP’18, digest the stunning pieces you have just seen, and enjoy the scenery of the Glen of Aherlow, one of the gems of Irish landscapes.

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