It’s Tipperary Dance International Festival time.
Let’s meet, with Dance at heart !
Think again, with dance at heart
Our worlds are asking to be re-imagined. In recent years, we have been witnessing systems at the brink of collapse: the weather, biodiversity, social equity, political stability…
Our worlds can be re-imagined.
The essence of this quest will be curiosity, courage, patience and tolerance. It takes courage to feel vulnerable and attempt change. It takes trial and error to think from a different perspective. It takes curiosity and tolerance to observe the new shapes that arise from such experiments, to embrace them when they shake grounds and habits.
Dance can be this laboratory where physical, embodied, sensitive experiments enable us to explore and perceive our own strength and limits, our relational status, our differences, our ability to share, guide or follow, to take risks, and also to feel the frail and powerful rush of life that runs through each one of us.
From those who try, from those who imagine, we cannot expect efficiency or perfection: we cannot expect products that match our current aesthetic criteria. We wish to look at dance not as a factory dedicated to generating pieces, but as an artistic space of encounters that takes root in the unknown and journeys into the unknown.
We wish to look at these explorers from the perspective of their research and thought processes. Let’s give them patience and respect. May we admire them for taking the risk to get off the beaten track, helping us re-imagine the world, with dance at heart.
06 September 2023