Programme 2 features works by Inma Pavon, Mick O’Shea & Billy Kemp and Stephanie Keane
MATERIAL BODY Inma Pavon, Mick O’Shea & Billy Kemp (Ireland)
Material Body is a newly commissioned piece by Inma Pavon, Mick O’Shea and Billy Kemp. What happens inside the body when we remain outwardly still? Through improvisational dance, sound, and images, this work strives to make visible the invisible.
Inma Pavon is a dance and movement lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies, UCC. Born in Spain, she trained in ballet and contemporary dance, earning a BA in Physical Education. She pursued her passion for dance in Ireland, and received a First Class Honour in the MA in Contemporary Dance Performance from the University of Limerick in 2003.
Dance Artist Inma Pavon
Sound Artist Mick O’Shea
Video Artist Billy Kemp
ÉIST Stephanie Keane (Ireland)
Éist is both a performance and film project created by Irish dance artist Stephanie Keane. In Éist we are invited to listen to the dancer and explore the musicality of Sean Nós dance, an ancient free-style Irish dance. Inspired by Irish traditional and electronic music, this piece speaks to wider themes of identity, defying conventions and pushing boundaries.
Stephanie Keane has travelled all over Ireland and Europe, performing and collaborating with some of the best Irish traditional musicians. Her performance style combines the best elements of Sean Nós dancing with her fiery individuality built from a keen sense of tradition. She connects with the music, dancing the tune with her feet, and naturally understands the musician’s interpretation of the tune. Her style is free flowing, energetic and wild.
Choreographer and Performer Stephanie Keane