In celebration of ‪#‎InternationalDanceDay‬ I’m excited to release this short film myself and Olwyn Lyons choreographed almost a year ago. So much has happened over the past year and it’s great to have a window into our creative process at the time.

Music by Barnt, filming by Gavin FitzGerald, Colin Daggeringson and art direction by Ciana March of Concrete Collar, makeup by KeilidhMua. The dream team!

Big thanks to the Séan O’Casey Community Centre for providing the amazing location. Feel free to share!

Last night we showed 3 previews of Embodied at the GPO. All performance starting today are SOLD OUT! Crazy! Thanks to everyone for the support. Here I am having a little rave to myself in Fógraím / I Proclaim.

Fógraím Preview

I had the pleasure of performing as part of Centenary on RTÉ on Easter Monday. The show was beautifully choreographed by David Bolger, directed by John Comiskey and starring many talented singers, dancers and actors.

I danced some sean-nós steps with friends Emma O’Sullivan, Samantha Harvey and Eamonn Moloney with music by the fabulous Sharon Shannon, Dónal Lunny, Michael McGoldrick and John Sheahan. Well worth the watch.. hard to hold back  the tears at times. Watch Centenary here: http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/centenary-30003958/10552342/.

Tickets are now on sale for ‘Embodied’ at the GPO next month. I’m so excited to be performing ‘Fógraím / I Proclaim’, a piece devised with Tristan Rosenstock. Places are very limited so do book a ticket if interested >> http://www.dublindancefestival.ie/programme/performance/embodied-at-the-GPO

embodied-at-the-GPO_5_960_500_s_c1_left_topPhoto by Luca Truffarelli

Sean-nós in 2016 flyer

Sibéal ag léimptAthbhliain faoi mhaise a chairde, tá súil agam go raibh Nollaig mhór mhaith agaibh!

If you’ve made a resolution to learn sean-nós dance in 2016 then come along to my free taster class in DanceHouse on Wednesday, 6 January 2016 from 7-8 http://www.danceireland.ie/events/free-taster-classes.

Beginners and intermediate classes in DanceHouse, Foley St. and Raw Condition Gym, Portobello will commence the following week so why not get started early next week! Hope to see you there, here are the details:

Free beginners taster class, 7-8, DanceHouse, Foley St, Dublin 1 (located beside Talbot St).

Preparations for ‘Trip-nós’ @ Electric Picnic 2015 are coming along nicely. If you’re going to be at this year’s Picnic, make sure to pop over to the Mindfield area where An Puball Gaeilge is situated. We’ll be performing at 1pm on Sunday.

Have a listen to the very talented Ruth McKiernan practicing the final number!

Sean-nós Sept 2015 Term

Myself and Aine Ní Laoghaire will be teaching bilingual summer camps during the week at The elbowroom, Stoneybatter. If your kids are interSibéal ag léimptested in drama, dance and storytelling, do get in contact..it’ll be a lovely experience with a little showing at the end.

Beidh mé féin agus Aine Ní Laoghaire ag múineadh campaí dátheangacha an tseachtain seo chugainn i mBÁC. Má tá suim ag do pháistí sa drámaíocht, damhsa agus sa scéalaíocht, déan teagmháil linn. Taispeánfar an méid a d’fhoghlaim siad ag deireadh na seachtaine.

The camp runs from 27-31 July from 9am-2pm. Book here – https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=1638.

I’m so excited to be planning a dancing trip to New York City at the end of June and start of July where I’ll be teaching sean-nós dance masterclasses. Stay tuned for details!