Got an interest in performance, movement and dance? Aged 14-25? Then why not join us and be an Influencer at CJAF18! Test your skills, learn new moves, and meet people who share your passion for dance as you collaborate, create and perform a new dance work under the direction of choreographer Olwyn Lyons.
This is your chance to take part in three days of daily dance classes, work creatively and collaboratively with other young people and perform in the staging of an original dance theatre collective at Clonmel Junction Arts Festival 2018.
You must be ready to commit to 3 days of rehearsals from the 2nd to the 4th of July 2018 with final performance 5th July 2018.
To apply, please download and complete the sign up form at the bottom of this page. Under 18s make sure to download the U18 form.
About the work:
Welcome to the Age of Influence where in the online world anyone can build an audience, advocate brands, build relationships, effect change and make a difference.
Age of Influence questions how we navigate the virtual reality world and examines the impact of the mass consumption of information. Within virtual reality where does the line fall between imitation and finding your individual voice within the crowd? How do we choose when to follow the masses and when to explore one’s individual path?
Participants will have the opportunity to explore ways of expressing their personalities through dance and reflect upon how our obsession as a nation with information technology has shaped their views as young people.
Age of Influence draws inspiration from Olwyn’s professional training and experience in Contemporary and Hip Hop dance. Choreography will be accompanied by a driving, rhythmical musical score that will support the dynamic, percussive nature of the work.
Expect this collaborative project between Olwyn and the young performers to feature energetic music and powerful imaginative dance – showcasing the best of local talent.