Welcome to the second edition of the Modes of Capture as part of Dublin Dance Festival 2020 Digital Capsule. 

In response to the current restrictions, we have transformed the symposium into an online format, bringing local and international artists, practitioners and scholars together in a digital space over two days.

Through a series of recorded presentations, live streamed discussions, workshops and movement/performance responses we address our dynamic dancing present in relation to our shared lineages and possible futures.

The symposium’s online forum will explore how dance artists exchange knowledge and experiences across extended networks and through multiple generations that span distance and time, asking how we might reimagine ways of artistic exchange and how we think about legacy and connection in light of our current social and environmental realities.

Symposium themes include:

  • How do we embody and transmit movement legacies from dancer to dancer and from generation to generation?
  • What are the knowledges honed through dancing practices and how can we bring them to light?
  • How might we reimagine ways of artistic exchange in an uncertain future where international travel may become increasingly restricted due to shifting borders, climate change and other global issues?

Overall we have commissioned 12 presentations and 12 movement responses so for every word spoken there will be an equivalent in movement.

The Symposium is made possible through IntraSpaces, a creative partnership between Liz Roche Company and The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, with support from Dublin Dance Festival as part of their 2020 Digital Capsule.