Breathing Spaces: Workshops

Breathing Spaces: Workshop series on Dance, Health and Wellbeing. Curated by Helga Deasy, Cork City Dance Artist in Residence at Dance Cork Firkin Crane with kind support from the Arts Council Ireland and Cork City Council.

The Art of Attuning | Mairéad Vaughan: Sunday 23rd October 2022 10.30am - 5pm

Attuning may be described as a psycho-somatic ‘listening practice’. Through gentle somatically oriented movement improvisations, alongside compositional explorations, a 3-fold map supports our 3-fold listening:

3 Spaces | Inner Space - Outer Space - Third Nonspace
3 Capacities of Awareness | Sensory - Kinaesthetic - Energetic
3 Centres of Intelligence | Belly – Heart – Head

Attuning evolved within Mairead’s 30-year professional dance & choreographic practice. While framed within the context of her Arts Practice PhD, Attuning is the Source through which Mairead’s dance practice & creative process continues to evolve. This practice is informed by Somatic Movement & Choreographic Practice, alongside Bio-Dynamic Cranio Sacral Therapy.
Please bring warm comfortable indoor and outdoor clothing you can move in, a yoga mat & reflective writing/drawing materials. This workshop is open to dance and movement practitioners.

Book your place for Mairéad's workshop here | €25

Meeting Places: Dance Health Imagination | Miranda Tufnell: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th November 2022 10am - 5pm

These two days offer a space to share, resource, and explore the key skills and tools that underpin a creative practice in healthcare. We will explore qualities of presence, of listening and intention - deepening our capacity to listen creatively to what another’s body is telling us - and calibrating our responses to support an unfolding story. We will listen through breath and touch to discover the images and stories that connect and strengthen our own and another’s resources – a delicate co-creative process where we listen to the body’s silent voice.The need to be heard, to express ourselves is fundamental to wellbeing and our sense of self. Everyone has the need to tell their story, and have it valued – and our experience of illness is harsher, lonelier, when this basic human need is unfulfilled.  

The workshop is open to artists, medical and arts students and health professionals who are interested in exploring and engaging the body in their practice.

Book your place for Miranda's 2 day workshop here | €50