Contemporary with Deirdre Griffin

Every from Mon 17 Oct 2022 - Fri 21 Oct 2022
10:00 - 11:30
€5 DI Students / €7 DI Members / €10 Non-members / Member 10 Class Card €50
Professional / Advanced
Deirdre Griffin

Deirdre will lead with a gentle warm up using both improvisational and structured exercises.
The class will increase in vigour energising the whole body.
Lending from a range of contemporary dance techniques, hand balance, basic acrobatics and physical/ performative states to express inner rhythms and practice authentic movement vocabulary.

The class will culminate in a choreographic phrase that encopmpases the workings of the class. An hour and half of sassy tunes and good craic vibes!


ABOUT Deirdre

Deirdre Griffin is a Carlow-based dance artist and choreographer working across Contemporary dance physical, theatre and contemporary circus.

Deirdre trained at Inchicore College of Dance, the Duncan Conservatory Prague and has a BA in Dance Theatre from Fonty's Dance Academy, Tilburg.

Deirdre established her performance company Headonbody to create works characterised by wild absurdity and high physicality.

Her show SOUP premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019, was nominated for Best Performer and the Radical Spirit Award, and will tour this Autumn 2022. Deirdre has created a number of short works including Pantastic!! The Queer Quartet, Bicycle, Beans That Jelly, and The Application with Gina Moxley.

Deirdre has toured extensively with ponydance theatre and has performed with Junk Ensemble, Brokentalkers, Katja Heitman (Germany), T.R.A.S.H. (Netherlands), Theatre Lovett, Milla Virtanen (Finland), and in hit show RIOT by THISISPOPBABY (Australian Tour 2018). She regularly performs and choreographs for award-winning modern circus company Loosysmokes.

She has also choreographed for comedy duo LORDS OF STRUT.

Deirdre collaborates with Cian Austin Jesus on Ping Pong Disco and Paradise Cabaret, choreographing and performing with the Ping Pong Girls, as well as street shows GROW and SWARM with Cian Kinsella and Breda Larkin. Deirdre collaborated with street artist Aches to choreograph the opening moment for Dublin Parade 2022. On screen she has worked on Penny Dreadful, Republic of Telly and Dublin Old School.

Bio image: Fionn McCann
Header Image: Luca Truffarelli

DanceHouse Protocols

Please note the following measures have been put in place for the well being of all who use DanceHouse.
Collectively, we will find a new rhythm for interacting while ensuring we follow best practice in keeping ourselves and others safe as we move in the studio space.

  • ​While changing rooms and showers are available for use by those who need them, we do encourage everyone to arrive in the clothes needed for practice, whenever possible.
  • Each group or class entering DanceHouse has a specific time to do so. 
    Morning Class participants can enter the building between 9.45am and 10am only. Classes will start at 10am sharp. 
    This is done to minimise crossover between groups entering and leaving, keep the flow in the building and to prevent clusters of people in the foyer and stairs.   
    Unfortunately, you cannot come earlier than above to keep the number of people at the safest level.
    All participants must leave the studio promptly at 11.30am – time for cool down will be part of the class and there will not be additional time in the studio after class for this.
    These times are scheduled to limit the crossover of people entering and leaving.
  • Please read the full protocols HERE

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