Traces Dance Ensemble presents a series of exciting new short works celebrating a year of new work at Garter Lane Arts Centre under the direction of dance artists Dee Grant with Jess Rowell on Friday 16th June.
Traces dancer's will showcase NEW solo trio quartet and group choreography performed and chosen by the group members alongside repertoires works from the Traces Dance Ensemble vault. Performing on the night will be the wonderful dancers that are... Grace Howley Darragh Quinlan, John Mulligan, Florence Pickett, Johanna Stopyra, Brian McSweeney, Zoe McCauliffe, Aoife de Paor, Niamh Harte and Emily McHatton.
The night will also feature the premiere of
'New York State of Mind'
an autobiographical dance choreographed by Brian McSweeney proud recipient of the Arts & Disability Ireland Connect Mentoring Award.
Don't miss this opportunity to support us and make a truly inspirational night at Garter Lane Theatre Waterford on 16th June "An Evening with Traces Dance Ensemble" is kindly supported by Down Syndrome Ireland Waterford & South Kilkenny Branch, Arts Disability Ireland & Garter Lane Arts Centre.
This is our second Fund it campaign and we hope it is as successful as last time!
TRACES Dance Ensemble is a unique contemporary dance company based in Waterford, Ireland. Traces Co-Artistic Director's are Libby Seward & Dee Grant. Their work challenges perceptions about dance and disability by creating and presenting work that communicates potent messages of empowerment and identity. Key to the creative processes are the dancers own reflections, their personal challenges and their roles as advocates for human rights and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. TRACES dancers contribute to all decision-making and are confident in voicing opinions. They are generous collaborators, hard working, brave and open to challenges. The tangible atmosphere of trust and respect nurtured within the group is communicated to their audiences.
TRACES Dance Ensemble previously had a sold out performance - "Out of this World!" which premiered at Garter Lane Arts Centre in 2015 after a successful Fund it Campaign.
TRACES Dance Ensemble is not grant funded therefore we need collabators from the Fund it community to make this show a wonderful success.
"An Evening with Traces Dance Ensemble" receives support from: Down Syndrome Ireland Waterford & South Kilkenny Branch (including through parental contributions) Arts & Disability Ireland (Brian McSweeney's small grant) & Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford (mainly Venue Benefit-in-Kind).
Should we be successful all funds raised will be put towards the production costs involved in putting on a Dance performance in theatre.
We have our theatre booked, dancers and stage staff ready so should we reach our target it is full steam ahead.
We would like to thank everyone who found this Fund it campaign and read about what we do. We hope you watch our video and collaborate with us and make this performance a wonderful success. To those who donated to this campaign thanks so much we really appreciate it.
We've been busy getting some glorious new dance material together in the past week. Traces dancer's, Brian McSweeney and John Mulligan are going to be involved with a brand new quartet dance with Jess Rowell & Dee Grant. It's the first time all 4 of these have danced together on stage together. It will be epic! Grace Howley is preparing her own very dramatic solo to be worked on this coming Tuesday night at the regular rehearsal. And we have a lovely version of 'SkyFall' from the repertoire Choreography originally by Trish Murphy, that has been just great fun ti recontruct . We are also really busy tightening up production schedules with Garter Lane Arts Centre and our fantastic Production Manager, Amy Power.
So grateful to have a wonderful cast & production crew pulling together & really inspiring each other. More news to follow...