TDP ’18: Tipperary Dance Platform Highlights – 8th to 14th October

Tipperary Dance Platform’s ninth edition is curated around the theme of literature, and one of the standout events will be a performance by Lost Dog from the UK of Paradise Lost (Lies unopened beside me) which was conceived and directed and will be performed by Lost Dog’s co-founder, Ben Duke.

It will be performed at Excel Arts Centre on Friday, October 12 at 8pm. This is a re-telling of the story of the beginning of everything, inspired by Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’, told through words, music, and dance.

The work premiered in 2015, and has since toured extensively. It was nominated for a 2016 Sky Academy Arts Award, won the 2017 Rural Touring Award, and Ben also won the National Dance Critics Award for Outstanding Male Performance.

Lost Dog was formed in 2004 by Ben and Raquel Meseguer, to create work using text, movement, and music, in which dance is framed by stories and characters, and Ben Duke’s appearance in Tipperary promises to be a highlight of what is an exciting and adventurous week.

The world class programme for TDP’ 18 includes appearances by The Liz Roche Company in a collaboration with videographer, Luca Truffarelli, visual designer Jared Donovan, composer Ray Harman, performed by the students of the MA in Contemporary Dance Performance in South Tipperary Arts Centre on Monday, October 8 and Tuesday, October 9.

Spanish Choreographer, Mariantonia Oliver, addresses the question of mobility and the necessity for all of us to stay active and maintain our plasticity, and she will conduct workshops in Nenagh Arts Centre with women over 70 from the local area on October 5, 6, and 8, with a performance on October 9, also in Nenagh Arts Centre.

Alexandra Waierstall, Luke Murphy, Holly Small, and Affari Esteri are also on the programme for TDP’ 18. There are masterclasses, workshops, exhibitions and symposiums, and it will put Tipperary at the centre of the dance world for a week in October.

Artistic Directors and Curators, Jazmin Chiodi and Alexandre Iseli, have assembled a varied and multi-generational programme, which will give audiences an unforgettable experience.

Enjoy the wide range of Performances, Exhibitions, Live Installations, Screendance and Master Classes in a programme which will take place in venues, galleries, libraries and cinemas, in Tipperary, Clonmel, Thurles and Nenagh, from October 8 to 14.

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