Jools Gilson

Jools Gilson

Artist, Scholar & Broadcaster

Jools Gilson is an artist, scholar and broadcaster. She works across multiple disciplines including choreography, performance, public and installation art, creative writing and radio broadcasting. She directed the dance theatre company half/angel from 1995 to 2006, and since 2010 has made creative radio for RTÉ and the BBC. Her texts, choreography, installation and radio work have been performed, exhibited and broadcast internationally. She taught performance practices at the University of Hull and Dartington College of Arts before moving to Ireland in 1996. She is Professor of Creative Practice and Head of the School of Film, Music & Theatre at University College Cork.

Jools Gilson in Conversation with Choreographer Philip Connaughton

In Conversation

Remembering and Forgetting: embodied archive as choreographic resource in Philip Connaughton’s Assisted Solo.  This interview with Philip Connaughton discusses his recent work Assisted Solo (2018). This work inflects embodied remembering as the expert creative practice of dance, through narratives of aging and elder care, anchored in the story of Connaughton’s mother who has dementia. In one of the early sections […]