TAYLOR GRAHAM Originally from New York, Taylor is a freelance dancer, choreographer, and educator. She has trained under the direction of international artists Spenser Theberge, Jermaine Spivey, Tilman O’Donnell, Tom Weinberger, Medhi Walerski, Miceala Taylor, and Kate Wallich. Past performances of her work include ‘I Was Floating Away’, ‘Take Out The Outcome’, and ‘Unhung Gold’. She has performed at Center for Performance Research, Jack Crystal Theater, and Judson Church throughout NYC, as well as with LA based company TL Collective at the Vilar Performing Arts Center. Her most recent achievements include a work-in-progress premiere of her own piece ‘Here & Gone’, as well as being the featured dancer in music videos ‘For You (Home)’ by Laura Elizabeth Hughes, ‘We Are Not Machines’ by Pieta/37d03d Label, and ‘Guess We Got A Problem’ by Delush. She is the Dance Artist in Residence at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Firkin Crane, and Shawbrook in Ireland for 2020/2021. Taylor studies at the school of Body-Mind Centering for Somatic Movement Education and Therapy. Taylor’s performance work is inspired by physical theatre/narrative and contemporary dance. Her work has been described as confrontational, sensational, expressive, familiar, raw, and powerful.
Documenting a work in progress by Taylor Graham (USA) in collaboration with Irish musician and sound artists Brian Dillon and Joshua Sampson. Here & Gone explores a liminal space specific to stages of shock from past experiences held within the body. This work ponders; is remembering a present act, or does it respond to the past?
EVENT Released Tuesday 8 December at 1:30pm, available until Friday 18 December 2020
Originated and Performed by Taylor Graham (USA)
In collaboration with Irish musician and sound artists Brian Dillon and Joshua Sampson.
Film work by Peadar Ó Goill
UILLINN RESEARCH RESIDENCY Taylor received a research residency at Uillinn for ‘Here and Now’ scheduled for autumn 2020 postponed due to government closures. New dates will be rescheduled for 2021 in January, with a two week block 28 June to 9 July 2021.
I will spend my time in the Uillinn space developing a new body of movement, to explore with trained dancers and non-dancers, based on somatic experience and formal dance training. Additionally, I will foster the beginning of a collaborative solo-dance work that will tour Ireland. Here & Gone is aimed to be an immersive and interdisciplinary piece that takes place at outdoor historical landmarks around Ireland, representing the history of a space and its relativity to our personal history, or memories. Working with Joshua Sampson and Brian Dillon they will ‘sound-scape this liminal world in which I scope movement and integrate voice.’