Residency
Residency

Magdalena Hylak

Presented by
Dance Cork Firkin Crane

15/08/2022 - 19/08/2022

Studio 1 / Smurfit

Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork: Magdalena Hylak

Magdalena continues her Ceist Residency at Dance Cork Firkin Crane

This residency takes its place in the framework of writing a staged solo piece for 2023. For this particular project, the focus will be on putting live music at the centre of the working process and going beyond the questions of style and genre into the physicality and the loudness of movement and sound confrontation. Hylak is questioning “what is dance (and so music)?” and its function in a human being; with composer Lionel Kasparian, she will explore the relationships and tensions between intimacy-shared, public-personal, inside-outside, visible-invisible.

Magdalena Hylak is a Clifden based dancer and choreographer. She studied cultural studies, including theatre and dance, at University of Wroclaw, Poland. She has worked with companies and choreographers including Fabulous Beast Dance Company (IRL), Liz Roche (IRL) and Lea Anderson (UK) as part of Step Up Dance Project; Ciotóg (IRL), Catherine Young Dance (IRL) and Jacek Gębura (PL) amongst others. Her dance productions have been shown during Dublin Dance Festival, Galway Culture Night and she has been awarded commissions by both Galway Dance Days and Clifden Arts Festival. Her most recent work was shown in Italy with the support of Culture Ireland and Galway Dance Project.