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Dance: An Evening with Traces Dance Ensemble, Garter Lane Arts Centre

16 Jun 2017 (Past)

Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford

The outstanding Traces Dance Ensemble present a series of exciting new short works, celebrating a year of work at Garter Lane Arts Centre under the direction of dance artists, Dee Grant with Jess Rowell.

The superb night of contemporary dance will showcase new solo, trio, quartet and group choreography performed and chosen by the group members, alongside two repertoire works from the Traces Dance Ensemble vault. Performing on the night will be the wonderful dancers that are: Grace Howley, Daragh Quinlan, John Mulligan, Florence Pickett, Johanna Stopyra, Brian McSweeney, Zoe McCauliffe, Niamh Harte, Emily McHatton.

The night will also feature the premiere of ‘New York State of Mind’ an autobiographical dance choreographed by Brian McSweeney, proud recipient of an Arts & Disability Ireland Connect Mentoring Award 2016.

Tickets: €12.00
Concession: €8.00
Garter Lane Friends: €8.00

For more information, see http://www.garterlane.ie/

An Evening with Traces Dance Ensemble is kindly supported by Down Syndrome Ireland Waterford & South Kilkenny Branch, Arts & Disability Ireland & Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford.

Traces Dance Ensemble are based at Garter Lane Arts Centre and its Co-Artistic Directors are: Dee Grant & Libby Seward. Traces Dance Programme provides professional dance training for young people with disabilities.

Traces Dance Ensemble is a unique contemporary dance company based in Waterford, Ireland. Their work challenges perceptions about dance and disability by creating and presenting work that communicates potent messages of empowerment and identity. Key to the creative processes are the dancers own reflections, their personal challenges and their roles as advocates for human rights and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Traces dancers contribute to all decision-making and are confident in voicing opinions. They are generous collaborators, hard working, brave and open to challenges. The tangible atmosphere of trust and respect nurtured within the group is communicated to their audiences.

‘I See You See Me’ conveys with sensitivity and tenderness the relationships between the dancers. Emotions and personal stories are expressed with physical eloquence in a seamless dialogue with the filmmaker. This intimate and engaging short dance film is a testament to the high artistic values embraced by Traces dancers and artistic team.

Watch: I See You See Me by Traces Dance Ensemble

Archive image from the Traces Dance Programme, with co-artistic director, Libby Seward, Yoga In Motion / Dance Artist Jess Rowell and Clo Dalton

This is dancing from the heart. I could feel they were really enjoying themselves.

Audience member, I See You See Me

Dancer Brian McSweeney in rehearsal for 'Extreme NYC' 2017


Garter Lane Arts Centre
Traces Dance Ensemble