As a ‘stand alone’ project, HAVOC considers the expanding possibilities of what dance can be. It aims to open the process of dance making, encourage collaboration across artistic disciplines, enable a broader understanding of the art form and gather an archive of dance works created in a socially engaged context. It also provides resources and technical support to artists working collaboratively with communities such as educational material, symposium/festival material, a template for best practice and the opportunity to present images and video of work in progress.
HAVOC is a home for embodied practice outside of the traditional theatre setting, capturing and archiving the work that dance artists engage in on a daily basis. This is work that may not always make it into the public arena but is, none the less, imperative to the development of audiences for professional dance, both in Ireland and internationally.
Havoc are currently housed at RUA RED Arts Centre, South Dublin, as part of Cathy Coughlan’s residency. This residency is supported by The Arts Council and South Dublin County Council.