Studio 6 Open: Performance Nights @ Studio 6 | Wilderness

23 March 2016

Wilderness is a dance/performance/live-installation by Alba Lorca, accompanied by music from Ross Kelly.

Wednesday 23 March 2016 | 8pm
Performance Nights @ Studio 6, Curated by Roisin Bohan
Night #2 | Wilderness
Alba Lorca w/ Ross Kelly
Studio 6
Free event, booking essential. Click here to book your free ticket.

Wilderness was first presented as a 15 minute solo dance, accompanied by the original music of Ross Kelly, at Echo Echo Dance & Movement Festival, Derry, in November 2014. From this, Lorca and Kelly took up a two week residency at Dance House Ireland, the result of which, New Movements, was displayed there in February 2015. They now enter a third stage in developing the project, the outcome of which will be revealed on the 23rd of March.

Originally, Wilderness was presented as an abstract environment that spoke of loneliness as an unexplored space. Lorca took inspiration from images of childhood to personally reflect on the meaning of loneliness in its emotional and rational aspect. Since the beginning, the piece has evolved to encompass a broader view of loneliness and it continues to do so. Through its development, issues like the wild, freedom, ecology and wasteland have been added to this personal journey. Wilderness is a dance/performance/live-installation where audiences and performers will share the same space.

Alba Lorca is a performer, dancer and maker. She graduated in the field of contemporary dance from Carmen Senra´s School (Madrid), obtaining a scholarship from the school for three consecutive years. She also has a bachelor degree in Dramatic arts from Cristina Rota, CDNC (Madrid). She completed her artistic training studying gestalt psychology and audiovisual media. Alba has performed in several festivals, contests and venues throughout Europe and Latin America, collaborating, performing and choreographing her own work.

Her approach comes from observations of a human body’s potential, and she is particularly interested in human behaviour in relation to its social context. Her primary concerns are related to themes of emptiness, risk, subtlety, underlying violence, and intermittency of connections. Her work has developed as a multidisciplinary practice and incorporates many techniques. She also draws upon the medium of stage itself; its language and its function within its own context.

Roisin Bohan is an artist and curator based in Dublin city. She received her B.A in Fine Art from the Crawford College of Art & Design in 2014. Upon graduation she was awarded a one-year studio with Monster Truck Studios via the RDS Student awards. Her work has been purchased by Cork City Council and Sample Studios (Cork), and my work also featured in the recently published book Performance Art in Ireland: A History by Aine Phillips. She is a member of the collective The Performance Caravan, and currently holds the position of Assistant Curator at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, and Project Assistant with Dublin Gallery Weekend.

Performance Nights @ Studio 6 is a series of three performances events, presenting work by three multidisciplinary artists, whose work create spectacles of light, sound, atmosphere and suspense. Night #3 will present work by Natasha Bourke on Wednesday the 27th of April.

Wilderness is supported by Dance Ireland and Fringe Lab.

Performance Nights @ Studio 6 is supported by Dublin City Council and takes place as part of TBG+S’s Studio 6 Open Programme.