Contemporary with Emma O’Kane

Mon 7 Dec 2020 - Fri 11 Dec 2020
10:00 - 11:30
€5 DI Students / €7 DI Members / €10 Non-members / Member 10 Class Card €50
Professional / Advanced
Emma O'Kane

Emma's class will focus on listening to the body. Beginning with a somatic floor warm-up and working up to standing by using breathe and imagery to awaken a newly found flow and expanse of movement. Technical principles will be incorporated into exercises to create a strong core and to develop movement with clear intention.


Please note: all bookings for Morning class will now be made online only through Mindbody


Emma O’Kane is a freelance dance artist, choreographer, dance educator, performer  teacher and workshop facilitator. She trained at the Perm State Choreographic Academy,  Russia. She has performed in Russia, China, USA, Australia, Great Britain, Germany and  Italy.

Her work has strongly influenced the Irish contemporary dance and theatre landscape  in the last twenty years through her performance and choreographic work. Her practice  focuses on personal, political and embodied histories. Emma’s work has been funded by the  Arts Council (The Ballet Ruse 2010 - 2011 & Jockey 2015) commissioned by Dublin Dance  Festival (160 Voices 2016) and Bealtaine (A Life of Play 2018).Recent choreographic credits include Iarscoiláire, premiere at Dublin International Film Festival 2020 and Olivier awardwinning actor Pat Kinevane's latest play, Before having also collaborated on Underneath.

She has been a core member of CoisCéim Dance Theatre since 2001 performing in over 20 productions both nationally and internationally. She has worked with many of the leading dance, theatre & opera companies including Rough Magic, Anu Productions, Fishamble, Willfredd Theatre, Abbey Theatre, Prime Cut Productions & Opera Ireland.

Through a YPCE Arts Council Bursary she created the course content for Creative Dance for primary school teachers and children which is being taught in schools throughout Ireland. She is an advocate of the positive physical, emotional and mental impact that dance can have and is passionate about sharing her knowledge of this through teaching and facilitating workshops. She has facilitated dance workshops for CoisCèim Broadreach, Arts Disability Ireland, Irish Wheelchair Association and St. Patrick’s Festival. Dance Europe voted Emma Outstanding Dancer of the Year. Emma has a first class honours MA in Dance from the University of Limerick.  

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