The Firkin Crane and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre are delighted that Lucia Kickham has been selected as the recipient of the Firkin Crane / Tyrone Guthrie Centre & McCarthy Insurance Group Residential Dance Bursary.Intended to support the development of new work, the bursary offers a two-week residency at both Firkin Crane, the home of dance in Cork, and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, a workplaces for artists of all disciplines.
Originally from Enniscorthy, Lucia studied mathematical science, before training at Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Tilburg, in the Netherlands. Now based in Dublin, Lucia has to date worked with companies and choreographers including Liz Roche Company (Irl), Maiden Voyage (NI), TRASH (NL), John Jasperse (US), Philip Connaughton (Irl), Maria Nilsson Waller (Se), Catherine Young (Irl), Ciotóg (Irl) and director Maeve Stone. She has performed in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Belfast Theatre Festival, Dublin Dance Festival, Dublin Fringe and toured work throughout the UK, Sweden and The Netherlands.
In 2013 Lucia choreographed the one minute dance film, Anticipated Moment, commissioned by Dance Ireland as part of its 21 year anniversary programme. In 2015, she choreographed and performed the solo In This Now, at Dublin Dance Festival. Lucia is a member of the Frith Collective.
During the four week residency in Spring 2016, Lucia will engage with the idea of disjointed time lines and seemingly unpredictable patterns. Continuing her preoccupation with time and the sensation of its non-linearality, Lucia will explore interruptions in time and disconnections between actions, contrasting abstract structures and composition with somatic and visceral movement practices.