Here’s one for the dancers….
Merseyside Dance Initiative
is proud to present the next eventin our series of exciting dance intensives.
Event: Finola Cronin dance intensive.
Date: Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May
Venue: Liverpool John Moores University, IM Marsh Campus, (The Egg studio),
Barkhill Road, Aigburth, Liverpool, L17 6BD.
Finola Cronin Dance Intensive
Finola Cronin is a choreographer and lecturer on dance. She trained in classical ballet and contemporary dance in Dublin and London (London School of Contemporary Dance). She was a founder member of Company Vivienne Newport at TAT in Frankfurt (Germany) and later joined Tanztheater Wuppertal (director, Pina Bausch) where she worked for over ten years. She continues to occasionally guest with the company.
The two-day workshop series will offer an insight for participants into the working processes, and composition methods of Pina Bausch. One key aspect of Bausch’s methodology is the gathering of material from her performers
towards developing material for her work. Bausch does this by setting tasks and/or asking questions of her performers and we will endeavour to replicate this process.
Each day will begin with a warm-up / class based on movement techniques developed by Hans Zulllig, (a member of Ballet Jooss and former director of the Folkwang Tanzschule Essen).
The latter part of the morning session will involve participants exploring movement tasks. The afternoon sessions will allow for further development of the movement tasks and participants will be facilitated to consider how to
implement Bausch’s composition processes.
This workshop should support participants towards the development of their individual choreographic practice. The methods explored would also be useful for dance educators and those who work with actors or primarily people who have little experience in professional dance techniques.
To book on this exciting and informative dance intensive fill in the attached form and send to Merseyside Dance Initiative, 24 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ or fax to 0151 707 0600 or call Claire Quinn on 0151 708 8810