This professional development opportunity is for choreographers interested in working collaboratively with lighting design.
The aim is to offer a supportive and resourced environment to learn about and experiment with lighting design for dance productions. The project pairs choreographers with MFA students in lighting design from The Lir Academy offering a series of structured supports including:
Residency periods at Dance House to devise work
Guidance and mentoring throughout the process
Use of The Lir Academy theatre space and Irish World Academy Theatre space
Technical support and expertise throughout the process
Informal presentation to an invited audience at The Lir Academy.
The project caters for choreographers who wish to learn more about the lighting design process, as well as provide experimental time for experienced choreographers who wish to realise a specific idea in advance of a creative process.
Contemporary dance choreographer Liz Roche, will mentor the choreographers as part of the professional development process. Lighting designer Sinead Wallace from The Lir Academy faculty will oversee the design students.
CHOREOGRAPHERS: Nick Nikolaou, Niamh O’Loughlin
LIGHTING DESIGNERS: Kevin Murphy, Michael Rathbun
Project partners: Liz Roche Company, The Lir Academy, Dance Ireland, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.