In Middle End Beginning Lucia Kickham presents a shifting perspective on dance practice and co-management of space. Attempting to let go of ingrained patterning, the work looks to make space for play, for the other and for finding ways to enrich an experience collectively. It embraces the idea of powerful softness, in movement and in collaboration.
This is a solo dance performance that is in a real-time conversation with collaborating sound artist, writer and lighting designer.
Performed by Lucia Kickham, Jools Gilson, Craig Cox and Matt Burke.
Commissioned by Liz Roche Company with support from an Arts Council Commission Award.
Lucia Kickham is Liz Roche Company’s Associate Dance Artist 2019 – 2021.
Lucia Kickham is a Dublin-based dance artist performing and collaborating internationally since 2011. Trained in The Netherlands, she has worked with companies and artists which include TRASH, Company Philip Connaughton, junk ensemble, Liz Roche Company, Maria Nilsson Waller and Oonagh Kearney.
Lucia frequently performs at festivals in Dublin, Cork and Belfast and has toured throughout the UK, Sweden and The Netherlands. She has trained intensively with David Zambrano in Flying Low & Passing Through techniques, developing her interest in group dynamics within composition and teaching environments. In recent years Lucia has received awards from the Arts Council of Ireland, Dance Ireland, Firkin Crane Cork and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.
Lucia was HATCH Artist 2018 at Dance Ireland and is Associate Artist with Liz Roche Company 2018/21. During the HATCH residency she worked on the development of a new work INIT: The Warm Up Project. She also had a Dance Limerick Percolate Residency for This is Me, Trying to Communicate. INIT: The Warm Up Project was presented as part of the Dublin Dance Festival First Looks Programme 2019. It went on to perform at The Lir Academy as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2019.
This is Me, Trying to Communicate was presented on June 22nd, 7.30pm at Dance Limerick as part of the Modes of Capture Symposium 2020.
In 2020 Liz Roche Company was awarded an Arts Council Dance Commissions Award to support new work by Lucia Kickham in 2021