Monday 20 - Friday 24 March
This residency is part of Eadrainn / Between Us – a new programme of creative exchange that will build on the existing relationship between Dance Ireland and Dance Base Scotland to provide an opportunity to connect artists across both organisations and countries, to share practice, and to develop an ecology of exchange and collegial support.
Julie will be starting a new solo work by exploring autobiographical themes as well as experimenting with approaches to writing her previous solo Her-acre which she will be showing during her residency.
Julie creates work over an extended period of several months in order to build a multitude of themes and meanings in her work. She creates a written score for herself and a frame for her audience through which to view her work. She dances with the land in Cloughjordan Ecovillage where she lives and in the studio when she needs shelter.
Julie would like to connect with dance artists and producers during her stay who have an interest in the land and the environment to learn about their artistic practices, approaches to projects, models for collaborations and touring.
Julie plans to use this residency to design future collaborations and projects in Scotland and Ireland.
About Julie Lockett:
Julie Lockett is a dance artist who lives and works in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co. Tipperary – a response to the climate crisis. She currently dances and creates on the land before synthesising this experience into work which can be performed in a sheltered setting i.e. a theatre. She is making a solo for herself ‘Her-acre’ in collaboration with theatre director Jason Byrne, funded by The Arts Council and Dance Ireland.
As part of her residency at Dance Base, Julie will be performing her solo work Her-acre in several locations. Her-acre is imbued with themes of the global poly-crisis and the work explores these via the microcosm of one woman ‘Her-acre’, our heroine.
This work is supported The Arts Council of Ireland, Dance Ireland, Instant Dissidence with additional support from Dance Limerick, Cloughjordan Community Farm and Cloughjordan Arts.
Each sharing will be followed by a post-show discussion on connections between art and the land.
Choreography & performance: Julie Lockett
Directed by: Jason Byrne
Saturday 18 March | 13:30 – 16:00 at Lauriston Farm as part of an afternoon of ‘Our Seeds – Spring Grains’ | BOOK HERE
Thursday 23 March | 15:30 – 16:30 at Dance Base followed by a conversation with Jossie Ellis from Lauriston Farm | BOOK HERE
Julie would like to invite artists to visit Lauriston Farm and Scotland the Bread with her. If you would like to join please contact Kirsty.Somerville@dancebase.co.uk and we can connect you.