Contemporary with Róisín Whelan
- Mon 23 Jan 2023 - Fri 27 Jan 2023
- 10:00 - 11:30
- €5 DI Students / €7 DI Members / €10 Non-members / Member 10 Class Card €50
- Professional / Advanced
- Róisín Whelan
We will be moving through a dynamic and energetic contemporary class that will include a warm-up of floorwork, and release work, along with reflecting back on the classical form in some center work throughout. By the end of the class, we will be working through to full-bodied phrases of movement to finish the class at a high intensity. We will be working on strength and conditioning through the arms by going in and out of the floor, challenging our own skills as movers, and pushing our physicality through this one-hour thirty-minute session. The class will be fast-paced and set to well-known music to get us ready for a new year.
Róisín Whelan is a dance artist born in Carlow. She is creating highly physical and technically demanding work with strong narratives that is accessible to all regardless of their age, gender, or socio-economic background. Recent choreographic work presented under her company name Róisín Whelan Dance / R.W.D. includes Man Down (Stage production) Spring 2022 funded by The Arts Council of Ireland; Man Down (Film) 2021, funded by LD Dance Performance Residency, Bank of Ireland Begin Together Award, in association with Business to Arts; In The End, We Begin (Film) commissioned by Dancer From the Dance Festival of Irish Choreographer / John Scott. She was commissioned by Ballet Ireland to create a children’s piece The Glasshouse that will tour in Autumn of this year.
In 2021 Róisín led a large-scale community development project with VISUAL Carlow, bringing creative movement sessions to the homes of people aged sixty-five and over, to combat the effects of isolation.
Róisín is the recipient of the inaugural Propel Award, a three year-long artist development and mentorship programme funded by the Strollers Network, Ireland’s largest consortium of Arts Centres and a member of the Northern Ireland Opera Open Studio as an Emerging Choreographer for the 21/22 season. Previous recipient of the LD Dance Performance Residency 2021, Backstage Theatre Activate Residency 2020 & 2021, Dance Ireland Regional Residency Award 2020 & 2021; Ballet Ireland Emerging Choreographer Award, an Arts Council Dance Bursary Award 2020, and Tipperary Dance Fellowship Award 2020.
Róisín holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts and Master of Performance (Distinction) from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Before setting up her own company, she performed extensively with Black Box Dance Company (Denmark) and Matthew Bourne’s award-winning New Adventures (UK). Róisín continues to perform in Ireland and the UK as a dancer on stage and on screen and teaches professionally for several dance organisations.
For further information:
- Telephone: +353 1 855 8800