Matt Szczerek (Current)

Dance Artist in Residence 2019 - 2020

Matt Szczerek is a Dublin based (contemporary-urban) dance artist and a professional member of Dance Ireland. Over the last 3 years he has danced regularly with CoisCeim Dance Theatre, performing as a principal dancer in the "Wolf and Peter" (2017 Sydney Opera House), and in RTE’s 1916 Centenary performance at Bord Gais Energy Theatre, choreographed by David Bolger. Matt just finished a National tour with Monica Martin Munoz's work “Princesses can be Pirates” (2018-2019) funded by the Arts Council and concluding with a performance at Dublin Dance Festival.

In January 2019 Matt was selected as a one of 3 choreographers to present his work as a part of Lighting Design for Dance project mentored by Liz Roche in partnership with the Lír academy and Dance Ireland. In 2018 he presented “Fable” for Dublin Fringe Festival at Project Art Centre. The work was nominated for a best ensemble award. In 2017 Matt was selected by Far from the norm Dance Company led by Botis Seva to be part of an international cast for production of "Union Black" funded by Creative Europe, which toured to the UK, France, Sweden and Ireland.

Matt is the Director/Curator of Dance2Connect, a 3 day urban dance festival at the Civic Theatre, South Dublin. Funded and supported by Dance Ireland, Tallaght Community Arts, Civic Theatre and The Arts Council

Most recently Matt received an Arts Council Bursary Award and co-production support from Crying Out Loud Dance Company (UK) for his new choreographic work “Blame Game”. He completed a weeks residency in Red Bridge Drama Centre in London with workshops for street circus collective, followed by 10 days residency in Breda (Netherlands). “Blame Game” work in progress was performed as a part of Circusstad Festival 2019 in Rotterdam and received further support from Crying Out Loud to develop full length piece.

Upcoming residencies for blame game consist of:
- PPCM (Paris) august 2019
- Subtopia (Sweden) September 2019
- Red Bridge Drama Centre ( London) November 2019