Two Can Do Virtual Summer Immersive
Two Can Do has provided a practice and a way of life for us as artists and this week-long immersive program centers and uplifts a holistic approach to creative practice through our to distilling and sharing the tools of this practice with emerging artists to support them in embracing their artistry, inclusive of who they are as human beings.

Where: Virtual

When: June 6-10 2021

Deadline for applications: 30th of April

How do we embrace our wholeness and allow ourselves to be nourished as dance artists?

Two Can Do has provided a practice and a way of life for us as artists and we are committed to distilling and sharing the tools of this practice with emerging artists to support them in embracing their artistry, inclusive of who they are as human beings.

Bianca Paige Smith and Eimear Byrne have combined nearly 20 years of professional experience in the dance industry and decades more of dance and movement training. Together with their team of interns, these two artists will lead and facilitate a group of emerging dance artists through a week-long immersive program that centers and uplifts a holistic approach to creative practice.

The week will examine the ways in which we can recognize and nurture creative practice in our lives as we are, without leaving any parts of who we are behind. We have developed this immersive experience specifically for the times we are currently living in. It is our response, as educators and mentors, to the needs that we are seeing in our community of the current and next generation of artists.

We deserve to be nourished by our work and in our lives. Two Can Do has molded our lives into a process and practice that allows us to feel nourished in creative practice and in life. We are excited to share that with you. There will be many access points which we hope will allow you to enter into our world.

Utilizing the principles of Two Can Do, an award-winning post-dance duet, we will examine themes of support, connection, listening, vulnerability and surrender. Through working blindfolded and through the lenses of yoga, meditation, neuroscience and contemporary dance, we will guide and encourage emerging artists to ask questions, to trust their instincts, to go in ‘blindly’ and allow themselves to receive what is already there.

Dates/times
– Sunday June 6 – Thursday June 10th
– 10AM – 3PM EST*

Please note all times are in Eastern Standard Timezone

Sample day schedule:
Morning Session
Opening ritual
Two Can Do Movement practice
Guided journaling & reflection time
Afternoon Session*
Group discussion and reflection
Two Can Do Improvisation
Closing ritual

*Afternoon sessions can also include professional development workshops and other opportunities

TO APPLY:
Application form here: https://biancapaigesmith.com/summer-immersive/
Please have your CV/resume ready as you will be asked to upload it

TIMELINE:
Applications due April 1
You will be notified by April 30
Deposit will be due by May 15
Full Payment due by June 1

Snapshot of the Immersive
5 days
4 hours a day
Introduction to the Two Can Do technique
Movement class
Improvisation
Discussion
Reflection
Tools for professional development
Self-discovery and research
Community building
Yoga, meditation
Experiencing arts practice process and development
Working with the senses
Journaling/freewriting
Access to resources
Mentorship
Tools in nurturing creativity

Info about TCD:

Everyone’s response will be unique to them, so Two Can Do becomes both a personal and liberating experience.
– Elayne Ruane

Contemporary dance meets performance art, a post dance duet with Bianca Paige Smith and Eimear Byrne as ‘Two Can Do’.

‘Two Can Do’
A Duet. Two people. Two heads. Two blindfolds. Moving Art.
Common task?
Move together by listening to each other.
Common goal?
Show up fully and really listen.
Common experience?
Not really.
But we know what it is, when it’s here. And so do you.
For who?
All of us. Including you.

What if you had support whenever you moved? What can we make when we know everything we do will be supported? If we were told we could do anything because we had the means, what would we try to do?

In this piece, two dancers work to support – physically – each other’s movement ventures to create a dynamic, rhythmical and physical duet. The work uses principles of contemporary dance to explore the idea of support, trust and vulnerability in the arts. The question is… how much further can you go with a bit of support?

MORE INFO: biancapaigesmith.com/two-can-do

Your Facilitators:

Bianca Paige Smith: Bianca Paige Smith (BS Neuroscience, MA Contemporary Dance Performance) born in NJ, is a multi-disciplinary artist, a visionary and creator currently creating work that draws from principles of post-modern Contemporary dance along with her experience with meditation and background in neuroscience. She earned her Masters in Contemporary Dance Performance at the University of Limerick and proceeded to perform throughout Ireland, the UK, inclusive of the prestigious Step Up Dance Project in 2017 with the award-winning UK Choreographer Gary Clarke.

Eimear Byrne: Eimear Byrne –(BA hons Dance, MA Contemporary Dance Performance) is a dance artist from Ireland and works professionally as a dancer, teacher at BIFE and choreographer working for the past 10 years in the dance industry. She was chosen to dance the female role in the repertoire of ‘Coupled Reflections’ by Robert Connor and Loretta Yurick in 2016/17 as a part of the ‘Live Archive Project’ curated by Emma Meehan. Eimear has also choreographed her own work, ‘Renewal’ which was performed in Ireland and the UK.

Costs for participants: Sliding scale – see website for details

Contact details: Bianca Paige Smith
hello.b.create@gmail.com
biancapaigesmith.com

For further information, please visit www.biancapaigesmith.com/two-can-do