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80 mins


Galway Arts Centre | Nuns Island Theatre




Free, booking essential https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/momentum-showcase-of-contemporary-dance-performance-tickets-435612648157

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Join us on Friday 28th October at 8pm for a showcase of three new Contemporary Dance performances.

Momentum is presented by Galway Dance Project,  supported by Galway City Council funded through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Local Live Performance Programming Scheme Phase 4.

Galway based dance artist Fionnuala Doyle Wade will perform ‘Overload’, a physical meditation for the overactive mind and the restless body. A progression through the sensory overload of the world we live in, explored through instant composition, music, and the physicality of contemporary dance. Created in collaboration with dance artist Roberta Ceginskaite and sound designer Daniel Smith.

Dance artist and choreographer Jessie Keenan will present Fragments a duet with Sarah Ryan

Fragments examines the imperfect nature of memory: its instability, its fragile reconstruction. With this work, Keenan asks the question: what can we hold on to, as our memories alter, fade or even disappear? This new work is a reimagining of a 50-minute trio that premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival in 2018. Restaging the piece as a compact 20-minute duet, Keenan embraces the opportunity to return to key questions around memory and reconstruction four years later, with fresh eyes and new perspectives.

Finally, Co.Clare based dance artist Sophie Hutchinson will work with musician Joe Love to explore the theme of cycles in life and nature.

This 30 minute piece is a response in 3 parts combining movement, text and percussion

Jessie Keenan

Jessie is an independent dance artist originally from Cavan and now living in Spiddal, Galway. For the last 7 years Jessie has been working as a professional choreographer, dancer and teacher based in Dublin. Her practice focuses on cross discipline and collaborative processes. Her work intersects science, visual art and archives.. Within all of her work there is a strong connection to space and a sensitivity to architecture and visual aesthetic.

Fionnuala Doyle Wade:

Fionnuala, originally from Seattle and now based in Galway City, trained in Ballet and Modern with Cornish College of the Arts, Creative Dance Center, and Kaleidascope Modern Dance Company. Since moving to Galway in 2014, she has worked with the Galway Dance Project and Genevieve Ryan Dance Academy. In 2020, Fionnuala took part in Brú Theatre’s artist development program, ‘Remote Control’, receiving mentorship from dance artist Oona Doherty. She is also participating in Emergence Young Choreographers mentorship program. Fionuala, is delighted to be working with Baboró, Galway Community Circus, Erik Kaiel of Arch8, and Galway Dance Project on ‘The Street’s Are Ours’.

Sophie Hutchinson

Sophie is a contemporary dance artist with training and experience in somatic movement practices. Originally from Waterford city, she has recently relocated to East Clare. She has always sought to give word to thought through movement.