Dance Workshop: Body, Space and Time with Aoibhinn O’Dea

04 February 2023, 4 – 6pm

Take part in a dance workshop in the gallery, developing improvisation and composition through the physical body, space and time.

Beginning with a guided improvisation warm-up, tuning the body by integrating breath, gravity, textures, supports, rhythms and speed changes. In the second part of the workshop we will look at space and how we move together through it, using instant composition and intuition. Aoibhinn O’Dea participated as a performer in the puppet scene of Claí na Péiste (Worm’s Ditch), Sibyl Montague’s current solo exhibition at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

This is an adult workshop and is open to anyone with an interested in dance. No prior dance experience needed. Comfortable clothing recomended.

Aoibhinn O’Dea is a multidisciplinary artist, working across visual arts, focussing on dance, performance and film. She has developed a body-based practice through puppetry and studying somatic movement (Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais and Klein Technique). She developed the performative aspects of her body-based practice through intensive professional dance training in Berlin (Tanzfabrik, Marameo, Katapult and Ponderosa), Portugal (Preformact) and Dublin (Dance Ireland and CoisCeim). She is the founder of dance/theatre collective BLUSH and has choreographed works such as Cruinniú na nÓg Carnival Parade (2022), Invisible Volcanos (2022), Crossed Paths (2022), Norm (2021), Game Changer (2020), The World Outside (2020), Lord Hear Us (2020) and Why Knots (2019).