IT Sligo Staff Profiles

MS Marketa Formanova

Part-Time Assistant Lecturer

Contact Details

Part Time Assistant Lecturer
Marketing, Tourism & Sport
P0005

T: Ext. 5366
E: formanova.marketa@itsligo.ie
Part Time Assisstant Lecturer
Computing & Creative Practices
H1001
IT SLigo, Ash Lane, Sligo

T: Ext. 5366
E: formanova.marketa@itsligo.ie
 
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Biography

IT Sligo Profession
Since Marketa Formanova came to Ireland in 2006, she has developed her theatre dance skills in Movement whilst tutoring in BA (Hons) in Performing Arts in Computing and Creative Practices Department (currently Yeats Schools of Arts, Architecture and Design) at the Institute of Technology in Sligo (2008-pres). After obtaining her Masters of Arts in Dance Performance (2016) at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in University of Limerick, she became an Assistant Lecturer in the credited dept. Last year she started teach Dance Elective in BB (Hons) in applied Sport with Business in Marketing, Tourism and Sport Dept. Temporary she taught the Dance, Puppetry, Drama and Art in the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Care and Education and Social Care Practice (2012-13, 2015-17) in Social Sciences Dept.  

Facilitation
Her professional practice has implied facilitation of dance workshops and visual arts for children and adults in The Model Art Gallery, County Sligo Youth Theatre and Factory Theatre in Sligo, and in The Dock Art Centre in Carrick-on-Shannon since 2011.  She was involved to lead Irish Youth Theatre group and create dance workshops culminating into choreography of Shakespeare’s plays in the International Festival of Creativity for young people with and without handicap in Slovakia (2013). Several of dance theatre projects exposed her interest in children’s creation to reach art education of young audience (Tiny Shows, Branar Theatre, Galway; Freak Show, Cairde Arts Festival, Sligo; The Big Draw, The Model, Sligo; Summer Camps with workshops and performances, etc.).


Professional Training
Marketa trained professionally at the Duncan Centre Conservatoire in Prague (CZ) and then MA of Contemporary Dance Performance in already mentioned Irish World Academy. As a dancer as well as theatre artist and choreographer she has worked on various contexts. Her main projects include Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, Luna Nua Theatre Company, Tulips and Oysters Cross Arts Theatre, Magpie Theatre and Undercurrent.  A co-founder of cross arts company Hereinafter Performance, she has performed live work with this company for theatres, galleries and site specifics, often in collaboration with musicians, actors and visual artists in North-West of Ireland (2012-16).  

Research and Others
Among other things, Marketa evolve her practice in the Aikido, Yoga and other somatic practices to utilize her knowledge in dance/physical education. Her interest and research in both Body & Landscape and Body & Mind supports and develops her dance practice and teaching methods simultaneously as an artist same as a teacher.