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Contemporary Encounters Artists

Tuesday June 27, 2023 6 PM

Project Arts Centre The Cube



Magdalena Hylak

Magdalena Hylak is a dance artist based in the West of Ireland. Born in Poland, she studied cultural studies, including theatre and dance, at University of Wroclaw. She is currently touring nationally and internationally with John Scott-IMDT (IE) and Nacera Belaza (FR), with over 150 performances in 50 venues across 12 countries up to date. Since 2021, she has been developing her own body of work, where she questions the notion of performance. At the core of her research is the movement and sound outside of the question of style/genre or technique. Her dance work can be described as raw, repetitive, highly physical and emanating from within. She is working with the belief that dance is rooted in human existence and that there is no confusion in the public perception of a choreographic work. Magdalena Hylak is the Arts Council of Ireland Dance Artist in Residence for Galway (2023-2024).

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Ronan Connor

Ronan has been dancing since the age of three. He is a professional Irish dancer and performs regularly across the country. Ronan’s unique dance style is credited to his time spent dancing with Scoil Rince Uí Shé.

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Rajinder Singh

Rajinder Singh is a London based Malaysian-Irish movement artist and a choreographer who explores the human body as an interface between space, object and movement, and prepares the ground to orientate the body towards politics, towards its capacity for resistance. Rajinder graduated with a PhD in Engineering (UK) in 1993 and a Master's in Fine Arts (Singapore) in 2010. His work is part of the national arts collections in both Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Glucksman Museum and the Arts Council of Ireland. He is the artist in residence MA Race, Migration and Decolonial Studies UCD and a member of the migrant artist group Art Nomads. Rajinder Is a recipient of substantial bursaries for his body based movement oriented work from the Arts Council of Ireland. He has been commissioned for new work by various museums and art festivals in Ireland, Singapore and Malaysia. Rajinder teaches as a guest artist/choreographer at the Irish World Academy, Maynooth University, University College Dublin

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