Raw

5 July - 7 July 2018

Ailish Claffey

5 July – 7 July 2018

Opening reception – 5 July at 6.30pm



Raw Portraits is a gallery installation by Ailish Claffey and Cathy Coughlan: a series of intimate film studies, that celebrate instability and uncertainty, continuing the artists exploration of the porous layer, between our inner selves and the world around us. By narrowing the lens, we bring focus to a vast internal landscape, exposing and unfurling the intrinsic grace of our vulnerability.

Performers on film: Joanna Banks, Glenna Batson, Tobi Balogun and Ailish Claffey.

Films will be playing continuously in the Gallery and throughout the week and entry is free. Films will also play before each performance.

Resonating Raw explores the fundamental need for connection and relationships. This is a living breathing work in collaboration with live electronic musicians that responds to Michael McCarthy's poem The Grief and time spent in the Age Related Healthcare Unit as part of Claffey's residency. All welcome, this performance may be of particular interest to those in caring roles and those interested in the area of arts and aging.

This performance brings together a diverse group of international artists including Tobi Balogun; Joanna Banks; Ailish Claffey; Cathy Coughlan, Paddy Cullen; Leonia McDonagh; Anthony Gibney; Diolmhain Ingram; Jessie Keenan; Dorota Konczewska; Charmaine McKennin; Kim Porcelli; Sadhbh O'Sullivan; Cai Tomos and Dimitry Vinokurov. Text by Michael McCarthy.

Funded by Arts Council Ireland, with support from South Dublin Co. Council, through the Dance Artist in Residence Award. Also supported by Kildare CoCo and The National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght Hospital.

Image: Joanna Banks. Photograph by Cathy Coughlan.

Events

Schedule


Workshop One
Thursday 5 July,
4.30pm - 6pm

Performance One
Thursday 5 July,
7.30pm

Performance Two
Friday 6 July,
7.30pm

Workshop Two
Saturday 7 July,
11am

Workshop One



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Thursday 5 July,
4.30pm - 6pm
€18 
Facilitated by Cai Tomos

An introduction to the world of arts within a healthcare context. For professional dancers, arts practitioners from all disciplines and people who are curious. Places are limited. Booking is essential.

Cai Tomos

Cai Tomos is a movement artist and choreographer. He has worked both nationally and internationally as a dancer, choreographer and movement director. His work is influenced by his preoccupation with the psychological and psychosocial aspects related to dance and dancing; it includes performance and instillation. He works within the field of dance, performance, education, mental health and community arts in the UK.

His work is deeply rooted in exploring notions of place, memory and the body with reference to the personal and the collective stories which the body holds. Improvisational dance practices are the foundation of his creative process. Community dance practice is at the heart of his work, alongside his solo performance work.

Cai runs a performance company for older people and has worked in the field of dance and dementia with various research projects. He is particularly inspired by the work of Anna Halprin, which emphasizes the therapeutic aspects related to dance and performance rituals.

Cai has recently qualified as an Art Psychotherapist and works in the field of mental health. He is associate artist at Galeri Caernarfon, is a lecturer at the University of Chichester and is based in London.

Performance One


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Thursday 5 July,
7.30pm
€12 / €8 conc.

Resonating Raw is a performance by Ailish Claffey that weaves together a tapestry of world views that often don’t have a voice within a performative context.

Resonating Raw explores the fundamental need for connection and relationships. This is a living breathing work in collaboration with live electronic musicians that responds to Michael McCarthy's poem The Grief and time spent in the Age Related Healthcare Unit as part of Claffey's residency. All welcome, this performance may be of particular interest to those in caring roles and those interested in the area of arts and aging.

Claffey is particularly drawn to the ageing dance artist / movement practitioner, those in caring roles and those living well with chronic illness and compromised health. Collaborating with a diverse group of people, each nuanced movement within this new work is celebration of the fundamental need for connection and relationships.

This performance brings together a diverse group of international artists including Tobi Balogun; Joanna Banks; Ailish Claffey; Cathy Coughlan, Paddy Cullen; Leonia McDonagh; Anthony Gibney; Diolmhain Ingram; Jessie Keenan; Dorota Konczewska; Charmaine McKennin; Kim Porcelli; Sadhbh O'Sullivan; Cai Tomos and Dimitry Vinokurov. Text by Michael McCarthy.

Raw Portraits film installation will play before the performance.

Age Related Health Care Unit at Tallaght Hospital welcomed Claffey and her collaborators during the process. This was made possible thanks to The National Centre for Arts and Health.  

Performance Two


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Friday 6 July,
7.30pm
€12 / €8 conc.

Resonating Raw is a performance by Ailish Claffey that weaves together a tapestry of world views that often don’t have a voice within a performative context. 

Resonating Raw explores the fundamental need for connection and relationships. This is a living breathing work in collaboration with live electronic musicians that responds to Michael McCarthy's poem The Grief and time spent in the Age Related Healthcare Unit as part of Claffey's residency. All welcome, this performance may be of particular interest to those in caring roles and those interested in the area of arts and aging.

This performance brings together a diverse group of international artists including Tobi Balogun; Joanna Banks; Ailish Claffey; Cathy Coughlan, Paddy Cullen; Leonia McDonagh; Anthony Gibney; Diolmhain Ingram; Jessie Keenan; Dorota Konczewska; Charmaine McKennin; Kim Porcelli; Sadhbh O'Sullivan; Cai Tomos and Dimitry Vinokurov. Text by Michael McCarthy.

Raw Portraits film installation will play before the performance.

Age Related Health Care Unit at Tallaght Hospital welcomed Claffey and her collaborators during the process. This was made possible thanks to The National Centre for Arts and Health.  

Workshop Two


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Saturday 7 July,
11am
€5
Facilitated by Ailish Claffey & guest

This a Meet and Move Workshop. Dance for all ages and stages, just come along and join in!!

Alilish Claffey

Ailish Claffey is a dance artist and movement practitioner with an interest in health, well-being and older people. Specialising in choreological studies, Ailish works in a collaborative capacity exploring and creating work that examines the complexity of human relationships.

The Dance Back Home is a new film documentary exploring the role of dance within a healthcare setting. This was a collaboration between Ailish Claffey (dancer in residence) and Deirdre Glenfield (visual artist in residence), at Tallaght Hospital. Commissioned by South Dublin County Council and screened at Rua Red Arts Centre as part of Sensing Movement. Ailish recently collaborated with The National Centre for Arts and Health curating and producing Sensing Movement, a dance, health and wellbeing symposium held at Rua Red Arts Centre, July 28th. This was kindly funded by South Dublin County Council, The Arts Council, Ireland with support from The Meath Foundation and Rua Red Arts Centre.

Between Spirit and Skin Ailish’s most recent solo, created in response to experience working as dancer in residence at Tallaght Hospital, was presented at Rua Red Gallery as part of Oil & Water June 2016.

As a founding member of HAVOC Dance and Curator of 2016 Kildare Dance and Movement Summer School / Dance and Health Seminar in collaboration with Kildare Arts Specialist, Carolann Courtney, Ailish continues her work within Kildare as dancer in residence at McAuley Place, Naas. Ailish leads weekly dance classes for those with Parkinsons Disease at DanceHouse, kindly supported by Dance Ireland. 2017 will see Ailish entering her third and most extensive residency yet for The National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght Hospital with thanks to funding from South Dublin County Council and The Arts Council, Ireland.

Ailish Claffey: Between Spirit and Skin