We are thrilled that Lucia is joining a residency in Tanztendenz Münich in November after presenting SOLO-ing as part of Tipperary Dance International Festival 2021, with the opportunity to showcasing her work in Tanztendenz Festival.
"SOLO-ing, the work I presented as part of Tipperary Dance in 2021 was a result of research undertaken on two residency periods supported by Tipperary Dance, Nenagh Arts Centre and Grand Studio Brussels. Connection, invitation and activation were key triggers for this movement investigation. In improvisation, I’m attending to my body and my imagination and making many decisions about movement. I invite the audience into this space of decision making and vulnerability, making visible the mind in action through the body in motion. I need calmness in order to listen and I aim to move away from the sense of bravado and pushing that can arise in the urge to show dance skill or present some notion of strength.
I'm very interested in a residency at Tanztendenz to continue working on this approach, Powerful Softness. An interviewer recently referred to my practice as 'quietly radical'. This sits well with me and emboldens me to carve out this pathway further. I'm excited to connect to more people and collaborators internationally, to learn from different settings and all that being in a new working place can provide - the calm focus and the excited freshness."