Galway Moves is a series of site-specific dance performances and films, choreographed by Dansnest, an award winning dance company based in the Netherlands, in collaboration with five Galway based dance artists; Genevieve Ryan, Kristyn Fontanella, Mia Bradley Evans, Marta Almeida and Patricia Glynn.
Inspired by research emerging from the pandemic, a new question emerged: How can we connect in times of social distancing? Inspired by conversations with dancers about the design of their homes and personal objects within, these conversations from person to person will transform into a choreography in which the resident and the dancer move inspired by each other in a living room or environment.
These new choreographies will be adapted into a series of short dance films, directed and devised in collaboration with Dansnest, Galway Dance Project, the Galway dance artists and film maker and musician Laura Sheeran, resulting in a new way of looking at how dance can connect us
Produced by Galway Dance Project, and devised by Dansnest, Galway Moves has been adapted and reimagined in line with current public health guidelines. Galway Moves will celebrate community and connection, celebrating the natural resilience of dance.
These inclusive and diverse dance performances will consist of original pieces of choreography, with each performance a dynamic search for hidden inspiration.
They will reflect the dynamism of dance and will connect audiences, dance artists and communities. All films will be available online from April and we hope to have public screenings once restrictions allow.
Dansnest performs in the public spaces of the city; in the streets, next to special buildings, on market squares or at undeveloped terrains. Each performance gives the viewer a new experience, whether from behind the net curtains, in the streets or between a crowd of people. Dansnest performances at unexpected places, reaching people who might not go to the theatre. Dansnest changes a space permanently for its public; the presence of the dancers will linger for a long time afterwards.