2023 Offsite @ CoisCéim Artists Announced

L-R: Zoe Ní Riordáin, Shane Lambert, Honey & Lemon and Emma Finegan

Irish Theatre Institute in association with CoisCéim Dance Theatre announces the artists participating in the Off-Site @ CoisCéim Residency 2023. The residences give theatre makers, in particular those whose work may have some element of movement, a dedicated short-term space and resources for physical expression and experimentation.

This offer went out through an open call. Thank you to the artist panel for their time and generous consideration: Dee Roycroft and Thommas Kane Byrne.

Zoe Ní Riordáin
21st – 27th August  

For the Residency, Zoe will develop a new multi-disciplinary piece, The Building Project with two dancers ahead of a sharing in Dublin Theatre Festival 2023.

Zoe is a theatre and filmmaker from Dublin. She is committed to making challenging and heartfelt work with a spirit of adventure. Her practice as a writer, director, songwriter and performer is based on collaboration and drawing from a wide range of disciplines. Her work is focused on a need to express the inexpressible. She is co-artistic director of One Two One Two with Maud Lee. Their work in theatre, film and music has toured nationally and internationally since 2014. Recent projects include short film Tar Anseo [come here] (Best Director at Fastnet Film Festival ’23), short film Dúirt Tú [you said] (Best Director at Cork International Film Festival ’20), Everything I Do, theatre/music piece (Best Performer at Dublin Fringe Awards 2019-“Thrilling gig theatre”-The Guardian. Zoe is a 2023 Clore Fellow.

Shane Lambert
20th  – 26th November

For the residency, Shane will work on a dance piece with the underlying narrative of abuse within relationships and by the people close to us.

Shane Lambert, also known as Shao (they/them) is an Irish freelance photographer, dancer, and filmmaker. Shane currently shoots various different concerts, alongside a current project called WRU covering themes in regards to the human condition. With their hand in various arts, they have a passion for the urban creative scene within Dublin and beyond.

Honey and Lemon
27th November – 3rd December

For the residency, Honey and Lemon (Millie Daniel-Dempsey & Amy Robyn Lyster), will present their first live performance in 2024 reinterpreting the physical expression of iconic entertainers both on and off stage.

Honey & Lemon are multidisciplinary entertainers experimenting with the boundaries of contemporary dance-making. They are an Irish, woman-led creative partnership, formed in 2020 by co-directors Millie Daniel-Dempsey and Amy Robyn Lyster. They bring together their wide-ranging experiences as solo artists with a desire to make genre-bending work that centres women’s creativity and expands their practice as performers. They are recipients of the Axis Assemble Bursary 2023 and previously the DI Mentored Residency Award which began their relationship with mentor Lea Anderson MBE. Honey & Lemon are currently Artists in Residence at The Civic Theatre.

Emma Finegan

4th – 10th December

For the Residency, Emma will explore the physical language of a new work she is currently researching. This new solo autobiographical work is inspired by the Curragh in Kildare

Emma is a Dublin-based performer and theatre maker from Kildare. Her artistic process draws on the disciplines of clown and dance to create unique theatrical experiences. Emma’s work has been supported by the Arts Council, Dublin Fringe Festival, Shawbrook Residential, Fishamble and Corcadorca, among others. She was a resident artist on Performance Corporation’s CREATION 21/22, a recipient of Riverbank Arts Centre’s Momentum Award 2020 & Dunamaise Arts Centre’s Open Stage Residency 2022. In 2022, Emma performed in Pig Brain at Dublin Fringe Festival & developed new work at Centre Culturel Irlandais. In 2023, Emma studied Clown at École Philippe Gaulier.

Irish Theatre Institute & CoisCéim Dance Theatre are core funded by The Arts Council|An Chomhairle Ealaíon.