Artist Talk - Caroline Bowditch and Linda Fearon
Melbourne based director and choreographer, Caroline Bowditch and dance artist Linda Fearon, talk about their new collaboration ‘Armour Off’, a personal exploration of Linda’s notions of self.
Armour Off! is the second of two works developed by Croi Glan in 2020. Performed by Croi Glan’s Linda Fearon this brand new solo, is created in collaboration with performance artist and choreographer Caroline Bowditch, and Composer Niall O’Carroll. A deeply personal and insightful exploration of Linda’s own experiences of navigating the world, Armour Off! is set within Linda’s own home and explores the notion of an "outer and inner" self; how Linda prepares herself to face the world outside her front door and what happens when she is truly at home and can let herself go free.
Linda Fearon, a dance artist with a disability from Armagh, trained with Luminous Soul and has since worked with seminal artists in integrated and disability dance development including, Marc Brew, Caroline Bowditch, Claire Cunningham, Candoco Dance and Blue Eyed Soul. She is currently Co-Artistic Director of Croí Glan Integrated Dance.
Caroline Bowditch is an internationally renowned director and choreographer with a disability based in Melbourne. She has worked with Croí Glan as a director on two previous solo works.
Join us online for a series of conversations exploring the creative practice and ideas of each of the artists who would have presented work at our festival had pandemic circumstances allowed. Steve Batts will interview Caroline Bowditch (Aus) and Linda Fearon (Armagh), Kate Wilson (Sligo), Suzannah McCreight (Belfast), Natasha Bourke (Cork) and Zoe Ramsey (Derry) to find out more about the work they were making for the Echo Echo Festival their personal history, work practice and ideas, and the ways they have adapted to "Covid Times". We hope these talks will whet the appetite for when we are in a position to present the performances properly, hopefully in the not too distant future.
You can join the conversation with questions and comments towards the end of each interview. If you have a question you would like to submit beforehand please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and put "artist talks" and the name of the artist in the subject line.
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