DAGHDHA MENTORING PROGRAMME
Daghdha Mentoring Programme (DMP) provides a home, time and space, for independent artists to develop their own practice on a full-time basis. Set within the stunning surrounds of Daghdha Space, St. John’s Church, Daghdha Dance Company stimulates unique conditions for exchange, critical thinking and dialogue. The DMP is a full-time artist residency programme designed for dance artists and emerging choreographers seeking to develop their craft within new, professional contexts. The DMP offers financially supported positions to select participants for up to one year and within the framework of Daghdha Dance Company. In an open laboratory setting, this programme aims to develop an extended view of choreography and dance – testing borders and distilling new forms of knowledge. The next intake for this programme is in November 2010. Daghdha is seeking motivated, enthusiastic and open-minded people to take part.
“The Daghdha Mentoring Programme, since its inception, has inspired artistic diversity and fearless exploration of the unknown. It offers participants the opportunity to engage with their own artistic practice in the utmost concentrated manner – to stretch their and all of our thoughts to their ‘proper height’. A year – freed from the restrictions of economic survival – that encourages intense dialogue, fruitful conversations and sharpened perception. Former participants are already working in Ireland and all over the world. The DMP provides a truly unique model for professional development that, in time, has the power to change the face of dance and choreography. As each programme completes, we can only assume the impact these artists and their work will make in years to come. We, at Daghdha, believe it will be significant and are proud to host such talent.”
(Michael Klien, artistic director)
“… as dance for Nietzsche points to a vertical thought, a thought stretching toward its proper height.”
DMP deadline is the 30 August 2010.
To apply for the DMP 2010/11, please download, complete and return the application form with supporting materials to Daghdha Dance Company:
DAGHDHA DANCE COMPANY LTD
1 JOHN’S SQUARE, LIMERICK, IRELAND
APPLICATION FORM (PDF)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (PDF)