Inma Pavon is a dance and movement lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies, UCC. Born in Spain, she trained in ballet and contemporary dance, earning a BA in Physical Education. She pursued her passion for contemporary dance in Ireland, and received a First Class Honour in the MA in Contemporary Dance Performance from the University of Limerick in 2003.
She was selected for the ICNWP’07 (Irish Choreographers New Work Platform 2007) under the mentorship of Wendy Houstoun. Also in 2007/08, she joined Daghdha Dance Company Mentoring Programme and received a bursary award by Dance Ireland/the Arts Council with which she was able to develop her choreographic work under the mentorship of Amanda Coogan. She has worked extensively with the Firkin Crane, receiving both their “Blank Canvas” and “Inquiry” residencies in recent years, and developing her project “Spell It: Invisible Words.”
Inma has danced with the Cork City Ballet, danced and choreographed with cruX Dance Theatre Company and REBUS Improvisation Dance Company, and in 2011-2012, she choreographed John O’Brien’s Dido and Aeneas, which premiered at Cork Opera House and then toured nationally. Also with John O’Brien, Pavon choreographed Inner Landscape, a dance film for three dancers, which screened at Light Moves Dance Film Festival in Limerick and at Indie Cork Film Festival in 2014.
Blending her interest in performance, choreography, collaboration, and teaching, Inma facilitated and choreographed the LifeSounds project led by UCC PhD student Grainne McHale. This project was granted an Arts Participation Project Award. She has also worked with UCC PhD composer Dorone Paris in her project, ‘The Lion’s Den’, and with UCC PhD Digital Arts Sara Wentworth, IV WILLS. She has been guest teacher & choreographer at the CSN Dance course for 2016/2017 and with Cork Youth Ballet Company. She continues her love for collaborative practice among many Cork based multidisciplinary artists: Caroline Collier, Maria Sinnecker, Tash Bourke, Amy Prendergast, Claire Dorrity, Marie Grandjean, Gintare Milkeviciute, Andrea Bonino, Eimear Reidy, Linda Curtin, Helen Horgan, Sean Breathnach, Aine Duffy, Ankie Janssen, Pierce Coady,Brian Lane, etc.
She is recently creating a dance film with a group of women from Headway (acquired brain injury) in collaboration with film maker Linda Curtin and Paula Larkin. One of the highlights of her work in recent years has been her performances with renowned Irish Performance Artist Amanda Coogan at the Royal Hibernian Academy (Dublin) and at UILLINN West Cork Arts Centre. She is a PhD student in UCC -Durational Embodied Approaches in/as Process and Performance: JOURNEY (live durational performance and multimedia installation)
A Foreign Language, ecd-per4mance (experiments in contemporary dance performance) Choreographed by Inma M.Pavon