Niamh Lawlor wrote:
Re: Puppetry/Dance/Sound Sculpture research project, a collaboration between Púca Puppets, Fluxus Dance and Slavek Kwi, supported by the Riverbank Arts Centre and The Arts Council's Bursary Award.
For further information please call: Niamh. Tel (01) 832 9594 / (087) 7800 931
What is it all in aid of
To expand my work practice through collaboration with artists of complementary media. To deepen my skills and understanding through the use of new forms and contexts.
To initiate creative dialogue and play between a choreographer, dancers, musicians/sound sculptors, and other object manipulators/performers.
To explore the possibilities of future collaboration
At this stage in my career as a puppeteer/object manipulator I need time for play, experiment, and reflection to support the investigation of a new direction of work. For this I need rehearsal space and quality time with other professionals of complementary disciplines. I propose a two week, active, creative dialogue with choreographer Cathy O'Kennedy and artist / sound performer Slavek Kvi. We have long had an interest in each other's respective media and an inclination to investigate their combined possibilities. Towards these ends we will each invite trusted colleagues whose skills and experience would facilitate working within these other disciplines, and who have expressed an interest in the proposal. This opportunity to explore together our common and uncommon means of expression and ways of working will benefit, not only my work, but that of all the participants. Through play and experiment we will broaden our understanding of each other's art forms, provide an opportunity for exchange of ideas and skills, and open up possibilities for future collaborations. The process will be documented by a film maker to facilitate reflection and evaluation and provide possible resources for multi-media development of the work into the future.