This workshop will take place in Min Ryan Park, Killeens, Co. Wexford.
The workshop will begin with a gentle physical warm-up and will increase in vigour, swinging and jumping exercises with some space for improvisation. The classes will be energising and physically inclusive and culminate in a choreographic phrase.
Deirdre Griffin is a Dublin based dance artist and choreographer working across contemporary dance, aerial and acrobatics. She established her performance company, Headonbody, to create works characterised by wild absurdity and high physicality.
Her recent show Soup, a collaboration with sound artist Craig Cox premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019. Soup was nominated for Best Performer award Radical Spirit Award.
As a performer Deirdre has toured extensively with ponydance theatre throughout Ireland, UK and Internationally (Best Dance Award, Adelaide Fringe Festival 2012).
She has also performed with Junk Ensemble, Brokentalkers, Theatre Lovett and the international hit show RIOT by THISISPOPBABY (Australian Tour 2018). She regularly performs and choreographs for the award-winning modern circus company Loosysmokes; winner of Best Ensemble Award, Dublin Fringe Festival 2015 for Raven Eyed. On film & TV she has worked on Penny Dreadful, Republic of Telly and most recently in the film adaptation of Dublin Old School.
Deirdre trained at the Duncan Conservatory Prague and graduated from Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg, Netherlands with a BA in Dance Theatre. She was awarded The Next Stage Dance Ireland Bursary for Dublin Theatre Festival 2017 and an Arts Council Bursary Award in 2019. Recently, she participated on the Delve Programme with Spraoi Street Arts Festival and National Circus Festival Ireland in association with ISACS Network Ireland. Deirdre was selected for a research project with In-Situ Europe and ISACS on depopulation in rural Catalonia, the research was published in April 2020.