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BREAKING/ HIP HOP with Matt Szczerek

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
7.45 - 9pm

Focus on floorwork and use of breaking and hip-hop vocabulary in a contemporary context. Explore elements of body contact, groove,  geometry and isolations through exercises and methods of improvisation.

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MATT SZCZEREK is a Dublin based (contemporary-urban) Dance Artist and a professional member of Dance Ireland. Over the last three

years he has danced regularly with CoisCeim Dance Theatre, performing as a principal dancer in THE WOLF AND PETER (2017 Sydney Opera House), and in RTE’S 1916 CENTENARY performance at Bord Gais Energy Theatre, choreographed by David Bolger. His own choreographic work EMERSION (2016) was performed as part of OIL&WATER (2016), a collaboration with Cathy Coughlan (HAVOC), supported by The Arts Council and South Dublin County Council. In September 2016 he collaborated with HAVOC again on TRANS-BORDER for the launch of IN CONTEXT 4, South Dublin. In 2017 Matt completed a residency at Dance Ireland where his research considered the points of intersection between urban dance notation and Laban Movement Analysis. Matt was selected by Far From The Norm dance company in 2017 to be part of an international cast for production UNION BLACK, funded by Creative Europe, which toured to the UK, France, Sweden and Ireland.

Most recently he presented FABLE at Dublin Fringe Festival at Project Arts Centre. The work was nominated for a Best Ensemble Award. In [2018] he directed/curated Dance2Connect, a 3 day Urban Dance Festival at The Civic Theatre, South Dublin. D2C received Arts Council funding for a second festival in 2019.