Wicklow ScreenDance Laboratory Three-Day Dance Intensive

Date: Tue 12 Apr 2022 – Thu 14 Apr 2022
Please Note: One ticket gives you access to all four workshopsSchedule for Intensive:
– April 12: 2pm – 5pm
– April 13: 10am – 11.30am & 2pm – 5pm
– April 14: 2pm – 5pm
Venue: DanceHouse: Studio 2
Admission: General Admission: €60 / DI Members & Concession: €50

Wicklow ScreenDance Laboratory is delighted to partner with Dance Ireland this year in hosting our three-day dance intensive.  They are happy to welcome dancers into this iconic building to experience a rich and diverse exploration into the work of Martha Graham, and other dance influences of the 21st century.

WSL: Move

They have a three-day dance intensive (12 – 14 April) in partnership with Dance Ireland (Dublin) with Jean-Baptiste Ferreira and Rafael Molina (FR), both former dancers with Graham 2 (USA) and current performers/choreographers with companies across Europe.  This is an opportunity for dancers to immerse in technique/choreography for three days with these two dance professionals.  It is intended to be an exploration of both the work of legendary 20th century dance master Martha Graham, as well as modern choreographies from the 21st century, learning repertoire and creating new work.  Jean-Baptiste and Rafael are dancers who are versed in the outstanding work of Graham as well as being part of the new enquiries into modern dance.  Rafael Molina has undertaken a lengthy and ongoing research into Graham and its offshoots and will bring this openness to the proceedings at this intensive.  It will be fun, joyful and deeply enriching for participants.

Graham Intensive

Participants will get a taste of Graham’s revolution in dance through three lenses: training in Graham technique, character work with an excerpt of the Graham repertory, and choreographic composition with a creative session. The workshop is accessible to all dancers, whether they had previous experience in Graham’s work or not. A Graham class has inherent physicality and expressiveness that light a fire within dancers, pushing them to thrive and reach for their own limits.

Schedule for Workshops

One ticket gives you access to all four workshops

April 12: 2pm – 5pm
April 13: 10am – 11.30am & 2pm – 5pm
April 14: 2pm – 5pm

ABOUT Rafael Molina     

Trained at the Conservatoire National de Région of Saint-Etienne, Rafael Molina studied classical and contemporary dance there and worked with companies in residence, including the Ballet Malandain. At the Saint-Chamond National Dance Competition, he was awarded 1st accessit in 1998 and the gold medal in 1999, jury under the direction of Alain Davesne of the Paris Opera. A Sciences Po Paris graduate with a research master’s degree in political theory in 2011, he was awarded the prestigious Fulbright scholarship from the US government in 2012 to study the Graham technique in his New York cradle. In 2013, he joined the young ballet of the Martha Graham school (Graham 2) and danced the repertoire. He regularly teaches the Graham technique at the Harmonic studio and at the Rick Odums Training Institute in Paris. In 2017, he founded Graham for Europe, an organization based in Paris that promotes the teaching of the Graham technique, connecting European professionals through master classes, meetings, conferences and exchanges with New York.

ABOUT Jean-Baptiste Ferreira 

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in physical activity and health, Jean-Baptiste formally started his training in 2012 at the Institut de Formation Professionnelle Rick Odums in Paris, where he first encountered the Graham technique with Pasqualina Noël, Marine Ghielmetti, Laureen Elizabeth and Iris Florentiny.

He then moved to New-York City and joined the Martha Graham School, where he mainly trained with former principal dancers Peggy Lyman and Denise Vale until graduating in 2017. During two years, as a member of Graham 2, he performed Martha Graham’s repertoire and contemporary works by Virginie Mécène, Adam Barruch, Tadej Brdnik, Amanda Kreglow and Stuart Hodes.

Back in France since 2018, he has collaborated with various choreographers such as Rick Odums, Ethery Pagava, Fabio Crestale, Eva Alonzo, Valentin Brunner, Anita Péhou and Jackson Carroll. His interest in other forms of modern dance and their heritage lead him to train in Cunningham technique with the CNDC d’Angers Dance Company, under the direction of Robert Swinston.

Jean-Baptiste regularly teaches Graham in Paris, at the Institut de Formation Professionnelle Rick Odums and the National Conservatory of Music and Dance. He is a member of the Europe-wide teachers network Graham for Europe.

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