Uillinn Dance Season 2022 UP-CLOSE

 

UP-CLOSE

Monica Muñoz Dance
7 November, 8 November & 9 November
Performance, Q&A, Workshop
For primary schools

A dance performance about friendship, trust and building resilience together.

Hello!
How are you?
Do you want to play with me?

An energetic dance piece where two strangers meet, connect, and celebrate their new friendship. Together they look to the future with hope, optimism, and an appetite for life.
UP-CLOSE is about trusting each other, building resilience together, and letting go of the past.

A highly physical dance show blending contemporary and street dance styles, peppered with humour, Up-Close is suitable for all ages.

UP-CLOSE was commissioned by Tipperary Dance under The Arts Council Arts Grant Funding and premiered at Tipperary Dance International Festival 2021. With the support of Tipperary County Council, Tipperary Excel Arts Centre and Tigh Roy Ionad Cultúrtha. Additional funding from Baboró Pathways to Production.

 

PERFORMANCE CREDITS
Choreography by Monica Muñoz in collaboration with the dancers
Dancers: Cristian Emmanuel Dirocie and Matteusz Szczerek
Composition: Julian Jahanpour
Technician: Paul Lenihan
Dramaturgical Support: Claire Mullane
Sophie Coote: Schools' Engagement Producer
Producer: Michelle Cahill

 

MORE ABOUT Monica Muñoz
Monica Muñoz is a dancer, performance-maker, and educator originally from Barcelona and based in Dublin since 2014. She is interested in making exciting new performances for early years and young audiences. Recent productions include Fall & Float, Irish Spring Tour; UP-CLOSE, commissioned and presented at Tipperary Dance International Festival, Ireland (2021) and a YPCE Commission from Draíocht, Connect the Dots, made in close consultation with children from Dublin 15. Previous work includes the acclaimed Princesses Can Be Pirates, funded by Business to Arts that toured Nationally and Internationally with support from The Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland. She was selected as a participant in GROW Pathways to Production Participant, an initiative from Baboró International Children's Festival. She is currently The Ark’s John Coolahan Early Years Artist in Residence 2021/22 and a Meitheal artist.

UP-CLOSE was commissioned by Tipperary Dance under The Arts Council Arts Grant Funding and premiered at Tipperary Dance International Festival 2021. With the support of Tipperary County Council, Tipperary Excel Arts Centre and Tigh Roy Ionad Cultúrtha. Additional funding from Baboró Pathways to Production.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Monica-Munoz-Marin-Dance-1050022975170040
 

Image Credit: UP-CLOSE, Monica Munoz, credit Alexandre-Iseli

The Contemporary Dance Programme at Uillinn is in partnership with Cork County Council and supported by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

 

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