DI Residency: Róisín Whelan

Mon 23 Jan 2023 - Fri 27 Jan 2023
10:00 - 18:00
Dance House

Róisín Whelan is the receipient of a DI residency in 2023. Róisín will also receive a bursary to access this residency- available to artists who live outside of Dublin, to assist with travel and accomodation.

Róisín will be using this week in residency to explore starting points for creating dance work and original scores for live musicians and dance. As a new venture for Róisín, she will spend the week working with composer Aoife Kavanagh on brainstorming ways to create innovative methods of collaborating with a composer to make a score for live musicians that acts as a soundscape for new dance work.

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Róisín Whelan is a dance based in Ireland. 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 The Galaxy of Occupations a dance show for young audiences commissioned by Tipperary International Dance Festival & Dublin City Council Creative Hubs;  Man Down funded by The Arts Council of Ireland; Man Down (Film), 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. She was commissioned by Ballet Ireland to create a children’s piece The Glasshouse that toured across Ireland in Autumn and continues to tour through 2023.

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. Róisín is the recipient of the inaugural Propel Award, a three-year-long artist development and mentorship program 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. A previous recipient of the Dance Ireland Regional Residency Award 20/21; Ballet Ireland Emerging Choreographer Award, an Arts Council Dance Bursary Award 21/22.