META4 DANCE COMPANY are a North East based contemporary dance company comprising of Lily Horgan and Charlie Dunne. Internationally, they deliver a wide range of projects spanning dance, film, inclusive dance, exhibitions, traditional performance work, and installations. Meta4 are bold, dynamic and ambitious. They tackle challenges in new and creative ways, using their logical approach to offer alternative and inspiring work across a broad range of areas. Meta4 are passionate about showing real life experiences throughout their work, their work is always honest and built on truth. Meta4 believe that anyone can dance or move, they just need to be given the tools to do it.
With a strong sense of dance for all, Meta4 Dance pride themselves on finding pathways and opportunities for young people with learning disabilities. Their performing youth company for young people with learning disabilities in Shropshire creates extensive opportunities across the county for company members to perform and to raise awareness for disability dance.
Meta4 Dance's community dance work looks specifically at participants and audiences in rural isolation. Both directors have experienced first hand the effects of rural isolation and can relate on a personal level which puts this issue to the forefront of their work.
Meta4 Dance have worked with Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre over a variety of residencies and projects including Anonymous, and most recently April 2020.
Configuration is in collaboration with iDEA. Over an 8 year period iDEA have worked with construction and design partners to refurbish the Old Admiralty Building in the heart of Whitehall, London. The project conserves the heritage of the building and celebrates the architectural grandeur of the interior. Transforming a compartmentalised series of spaces into a fit for purpose modern office and securing its long term future. Meta4 Dance Company use movement and bodies in space to give perspective to the vast space that is the Old Admiralty Building.
EVENT Released Saturday 12 December at 1:30pm, available until Friday 18 December 2020
Dance Artists: Jon Mewett, Amy Toner, Charlie Dunne & Lily Horgan
Directors: Lily Horgan & Charlie Dunne
Videographer: Kitty Rowley
Project Manager: Chris Ager
Soundtrack: Portico Quartet
UILLINN RESEARCH RESIDENCY Meta4 Dance received a week long research residency from 6 to 10 January 2020. This was their third studio residency with Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre where they have explored a number of community based and performance projects including Anonymous, and most recently APRIL2020.
Meta 4 Dance Company who have been on residency with Uillinn in 2019 & 2020 (and hopefully again in 2022!) present Natural Theatres - a project that is about creating new work in collaboration with other Dance Companies for audiences that are harder to reach in site specific locations not normally used for performances.
'A Case in Point' by What's that Dance Company will be the first of three performances shared as part of the Natural Theatres series via live stream at 5pm on Monday 8 March.
What's that Dance Company event page - https://fb.me/e/15NTK2ZKA