Initially inspired by the essay Everyone is Going Solo Together by writer Jeffrey Gormly and Maria Svensson’s own solo practice after working with choreographer Deborah Hay, Going Solo Together is an inclusive solo dance festival which takes place in Örebro (SE) annually with the aim to bring dance artist and likeminded together. The festival started in 2014 and have run for three successful years to date. Co-directed together with Nick Bryson of Legitimate Bodies Dance Company, a bilingual version of the festival premiered 2017 in Dingle. Going Solo Together / Aonarach Le Chéile included local, national and international artists. Fore more info on Aonarach Le Chéile / Going Solo Together please scroll down the page.
An example of participating artists Going Solo Together (SE): Ayesha Mailey, Zoe Ramsey, Jayne Doherty, Kelly Quigley and Antonina Sheina from Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company. Mohlavyr and Toby Gunn, Oskar Rask, Netta Lepistö, Ellinor Ljungkvist, Kazue Ikeda and students from Kävesta Folkhögskola. In 2016 the festival was successfully hosted by Teater Martin Mutter.
Photos by Hans Finckh
Going Solo Together is supported by Region Örebro Län.
In October 2017 the festival premiered in Ireland with Nick Bryson of Legitimate Bodies Dance Company as co-director. Aonarach Le Chéile / Going Solo Together was an inclusive and unique coming together with solo performances from (inter) national and local artists and workshops at the highest level in Dingle, County Kerry.
Aonarach Le Chéile / Going Solo Together is supported by the Arts Council, Kerry County Council, Ealaín na Gaeltachta and An Lab.