Some changes at the head of Tipperary Dance Platform
Tipperary Dance Platform’s commissions programme
With this programme, Tipperary Dance Platform builds a framework to decentralize dance creation, and give broader exposure to dance. The programme is born from TDP’s growing necessity to feed the TDP’ festival with Irish-made works that are locally grounded and relevant. The primary focus in 2021 is the creation and performance of new and original dance works in relation with the topic of public space.
Programme funded by the Arts Council of Ireland under the Arts Grant scheme, Tipperary County Council, and Tipperary Excel Arts Centre, and supported by South Tiperary Arts Centre and Tig Roy.
Dublin Dance Festival (DDF) has appointed Jazmin Chiodi as its new Artistic Director. Since 2008, Jazmin has been Co-director of Tipperary Dance Platform, a position that she will leave the 31 July 2021. See DDF’s official announcement here
DDF's appointment brings to the helm of this pivotal national organisation an artist and curator who has been developing her talents and experience for over 12 years in Tipperary, creating art works, developing programs for local communities and for artists, presenting art works and gaining national and international exposure.
What started as a short-term artistic residence has become a full-fledged, year round program: in 2008, Jazmin Chiodi and Alexandre Iseli founded the Tipperary Dance Platform and the TDP' International Dance Festival. Alexandre and Jazmin have established lasting links with local communities, local authorities, the Arts Council, local venues as well as national institutions and international organisations.
Born and raised in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Jazmin is first and foremost a dance artist. She has created a portfolio of work that includes choreographic pieces, dance films and documentaries, created in collaboration with choreographer Alexandre Iseli. Iseli-Chiodi's works have been presented in Ireland and across Europe, North America, Latin America and Africa. The company has received a number of commissions, the most prestigious of which, was the production of a piece commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival and presented inside the GPO in Dublin in 2016 as part of the commemoration of the proclamation of Irish Independence.
Through its programs for professional artists, Jazmin and Alexandre have made Tipperary Dance Platform an organisation of strategic influence in the national professional sector. Conceived and carried at arm's length by two artists for more than a decade, the program relies on the highest artistic quality, a strong commitment to the community and a warm hospitality in the purest Irish tradition.
Tipperary Dance Platform is now directed by Alexandre Iseli, and will deliver the programme curated together with Jazmin Chiodi for the TDP’21 International Dance Festival, this October.
05-24 July @ Tig Roy
Commissioned by Tipperary Dance Platform, Monica Muñoz creates UP-CLOSE, a new duet for young audiences. UP-CLOSE will premiere at TDP’21 International Dance Festival between from the 11 to the 16 October 2021.
« Two strangers build a relationship with each other and the world around them. Navigating from duality to unity, UP-CLOSE celebrates relationships and their inherent burden of risk, trust and lust for life… Full of dynamic lifting dance vocabulary and raw energy, this duet returns to our prime human needs: an ode to our ability to leave fear behind and surrender to each other, driven by our uncontrolled curiosity. A performance about resilience, hope and optimism. »
Monica Muñoz, Ireland
26-31 July 2021, Hostspot residency @ Tig Roy and Trois C-L
22 Sept - 06 Oct 2021 @ Tig Roy, Tipperary
In the context of our international Residencies programme, Saeed Hani Möller creates the 20 minutes piece ROOT with three recently graduated Irish dancers.
« In this new short piece ROOT, we will present the impact of body shapes, skin, and lines on our emotions, thoughts, and memories and the confusion which can be created thereby. The research will be based on the colors, lines, and shapes of several abstract paintings translated to movements.
What is great about abstract dance is that it gives us the freedom to imagine and explore and to find our own meanings. The piece will include contemporary dance, visual art, and nude art. »
Saeed Hani Möller, Germany/Syria
July & October 2021 @ Kickham Barracks, Clonmel
Tipperary Dance Platform invites Nigerian born Irish artist Tobi Omoteso to reflect on the impact of the Irish Independence, by engaging with local historical aspects of the Independence process.
His work will be presented at the TDP’21 International Dance Festival in the historical site of the Kickham military Barracks.
« For this commission I want to explore the meanings and implications of seeing one’s land taken over, then handed back to its original occupiers in a process called ‘independence’.
My work uses Street Dance, Breakin, Parkour, Contemporary, and Voice. It looks for a physical form that sparks critical engagement with the audience, and leaves them with some new impressions and questions in relation with our History. »
Tobi Omoteso, Nigeria/Ireland
09-14 Aug 2021 @ Nenagh Arts Centre, Tipperary
25 Sept - 05 Oct @ Grand Studio, Brussels
« With the support of an Arts Council Next Generation Award I am currently receiving coaching from expert in choreographic improvisation, Rosalind Crisp. It is an enriching period of learning and growth for my solo practice. During this residency at TDP and in Grand Studio Brussels I will continue this enquiry in improvisation and the creation of performance scores. This opportunity to expand my international connections is exciting, as is the chance to travel for work after an extended period on working in an isolated way. »
Lucia Kickham, Ireland
16-25 Aug 2021 @ Tig Roy, Tipperary
« We will continue the choreographic research linked to our next creation "création 2022". This new show, scheduled for January 2022, is part of a series of works that are an ode to creative errors arising from the friction between the organic and the digital. An ode to accidents or malfunctions as openings to new creative processes. »
Florencia Demestri & Samuel Lefeuvre, Argentina/Belgium