UP-CLOSE by Monica Muñoz is a dance performance, discussion, and workshop all in one. It has been specially developed to bring dance to schools in an accessible way and to stimulate an appetite for dance. The hour-long program takes place at your school.
➔ At the heart of this programme is UP-CLOSE: An energetic dance piece where two strangers meet, connect, and celebrate their new friendship. Together they look to the future with hope, optimism, and an appetite for life. UP-CLOSE is about trusting each other, building resilience together and letting go of the past. Designed for two dancers and a car tyre, blending contemporary, street dance styles with circus skills, peppered with good humour and raw energy UP-CLOSE appeals to the liveness of children and ignites our yearning for physical contact. (25 mins)
➔ The performance is followed by a conversation to capture what the audiences have seen and an opportunity to ask questions. (15 mins)
➔ Finally, with ease of transition the creative team facilitate a movement workshop and almost without realising it, children can explore ideas from the show and experience the piece physically. (15 mins)
D15 Primary Schools:
Mon 14 Nov: St Patricks, Diswellstown
Tue 15 Nov: Scoil Thomáis NS
Wed 16 Nov: Tyrellstown Educate Together NS