FRI 17 NOV 7PM: By invitation only, the opening of the SUPER exhibition and live performance, followed by a discussion panel with the artists in residence at Greywood and the NSC.
SUPER invites you on an immersive journey through outer space and into fantastic worlds inhabited by dance performances around every corner! With imagination at its core, SUPER investigates the human desire to explore by asking: What would life be like on another planet? Does gravity work differently there? What lifeforms might grow and thrive far beyond the Earth?
The Dahu Collective (FR) – Blanche Godivier & Lucie Lesclauze – responded to these questions, and invited the people of East Cork to envisage the planet of their dreams for the creation of the work. With the support of Dr. Niamh Shaw, one of Ireland’s leading science communicators and STEAM specialists, the dancers created movement inspired by the affects of space travel on the human body during their month long artist residency at Greywood Arts and the National Space Centre.
The Dahu Collective (Paris, France), founded at the beginning of 2020, today brings together two choreographers and an architect/scenographer. In 2021, they developed an inclusive way of working that brings audiences into their creative process through workshops and interviews while in residence at Greywood Arts. The TURFU Project, a performance about the future, was performed for Ireland’s Culture Night that year, and further developed for French audiences. Their recent work Cyborgs explores the sensorial phenomena of ‘trans-species’ humans who use technology to expand their sensory perception of the world around us. https://thedahucollective.com/
Banche Godivier began her education in classical dance at the Conservatoire Régional d’Angers. She continued in this vein at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Lyon (CNSMD), then at the École Nationale Supérieure de Danse de Marseille, where she studied a mixture of classical and contemporary dance. It was then that she discovered her interest in choreographic creation. In parallel, she is pursuing a degree in Nordic Studies at the Sorbonne. In 2020 she co-founded The Dahu Collective.
Lucie Lesclauze, originally from South-Western France, started classical dance at the age of 8. It quickly became a way of life, and led her to leave the Pyrenees mountains to settle in the Paris region. At the Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatory, Lucie completed her classical dance studies before devoting herself fully to contemporary dance. She joined the École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal in 2016. Lately Lucie has been participating in various projects as a choreographer and performer. In 2021 she joined The Dahu Collective and participated in the creation of TURFU Project and Cyborgs.
Dr. Niamh Shaw is a writer and performer and one of Ireland’s leading science communicators. She has two degrees in engineering and a PhD in science. Passionate about igniting peoples curiosity, she explores crossovers in STEM, art and communication to share the human story of science. She has studied & lectured at ISU’s Space Studies Programme, spoken at events for WIRED, NASA, ESA, New Scientist and more. She is a regular contributor to BBC’s Sky at Night magazine since 2016. Niamh published her first book about her quest to get to space thus far, called ‘Dream Big’ from Mercier Press.
Cormac O’Connor has worked as a professional sound and video designer in Irish Theatre since 1993 He has worked with many Irish and British theatre companies including Paines Plough, Corcadorca, Meridian, Grafitti and Yew Tree. Working with some of the top directors in the British isles including Enda Walsh, John Tiffany and Josette Bushell-Mingo He has composed music for documentaries and short films working with Pat Collins of Harvest Films on several of his award winning documentaries.