Between Spirit and Skin was created by Ailish Claffey in response to her experience as Dancer in Residence through the National Centre for Arts and Health, kindly funded by The Meath Foundation, and further developed within the HAVOC collaboration as part of Cathy Coughlan’s residency at RUA RED Arts Centre, supported by The Arts Council and South Dublin County Council.
OIL & WATER | HAVOC
‘OIL & WATER’ a series of hybrid dance works.
RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre magnificent Gallery 1 acted as a pop up ‘digital theatre’ space for three days in June 2016. Artists from a variety of backgrounds have come together to collaborate with Dance Artist in Residence Cathy Coughlan and Havoc Dance Company, to present a series of new multidisciplinary works. Oil and Water created an opportunity for live performance to be expanded through digital media allowing the dancers to fully investigate the concepts and themes within their work.
Oil & Water do not mix – they are described as immiscible, contrasting textures, conflicting ideologies. However these substances move around each other, without contamination or compromise, one assisting the other to rise, both eventually settling back in their place of comfort.
Oil & Water collaborators included
Jessie Keenan & Jane McCormick Still Film and installation
Magda Hylak Traces to Nowhere
Ailish Claffey Between Spirit & Skin
Mateusz Szczerek & The Human Collective
DANCE ON FILM
Screened as part of LIGHT MOVES FESTIVAL OF SCREENDANCE 2016
Performer in Dance Film by Cathy Coughlan