DI Residency: Róisín Whelan
- Mon 14 Sep 2020 - Fri 18 Sep 2020
- 10:00 - 18:00
Róisín Whelan is a recepient of a National Residency with Dance Ireland.
Táim Caillte is an exploration into the themes of hope and despair with particular attention to mental health, especially within young men between 18 and 26. Roisin will be working with three dancers; Henry Ward, Matilda Maginnis and Joshua Scott, alongside musician Aoife Kavanagh. The group are delving into this topic, to research and uncover ways that we can talk about the problem through movement and performance; to set out on a path to unshroud the mystery and fear behind the topic of suicide and to open up the conversation locally regarding this poignant issue. Over this period of time of research and development, the aim is to produce a work that will hopefully raise awareness and understanding about an issue that has plagued so many hearts for far too long.
This project is supported by Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Shawbrook, Dance Ireland and Carlow Arts Council.
There will be a New Movements work in progress showing from this residency on the 24 September at 5 pm. See HERE.
Róisín started her training in the Ballet Barn in Carlow under the direction of Aedeen O’Hagan and Adele Mealy.
Later she joined the Shawbrook Youth Dance Company and Dublin Youth Dance Company under the direction of Anica Louw and Mariam Ribon. Róisín then spent a year training at the Inchicore College of Further Education under the dance studies umbrella and then auditioned successfully for the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Róisín completed her Bachelor in Performing Arts, graduating with a first class honours.
Read more HERE.