Galway celebrates International Day of Dance 2017

Come join Galway Dance Project, some of Galway’s leading Dance Artists and Galway’s Dance Community to celebrate International Day of Dance at the Galway City Museum 

Taking place Saturday 29 April, 2017 from 10.30am until 4pm, International Dance Day in Galway will feature a Mindful Movement Workshop in Galway City Museum’s Square, a live intimate performance by Magdalena Hylak, a screening and talk by Bernadette Divilly and a panel discussion moderated by Patricia Glynn.

Events are free but strictly limited and booking is essential. Please book with Galway City Museum.

DROP – Mindful Movement Workshop

Led by Bernadette Divilly

10:30am – 1pm

The Square – Galway City Museum

(In the event of bad weather, event will be in indoors.)

All movement levels welcome. Age 15+

Book with Galway City Museum


Dance, Place and Cultural Navigations 

An intimate performance, screening and moderated panel discussion

2:30 – 4pm

Galway City Museum Education Room


Performance by Magdalena Hylak

T R A C E S  T O N O W H E R E  explores themes of isolation and the artist’s search for connection and points of anchor within her environment. The title draws from the first episode of David Lynch’s cult classic Twin Peaks. A combination of the need for solitude with the desire for contact and support manifests itself in constant movement, from place to place, experience to experience, leading the dancer into a state of uneasiness, uncertainty and disorientation.

‘I will always feel like a stranger here, but I would feel like a stranger anywhere in the world, detached.’

Dancer/ Choreographer: Magdalena Hylak

Video projection: Cathy Coughlan

Followed by Q&A with choreographer and dance artist Magdalena Hylak.



Screening directed by Bernadette Divilly.

Evolved in collaboration with NUI Galway Arts Office and Múscailt Arts Festival. Dancers: Elodie Rein, Doireann Carney and Maeve Gallagher. Videographer Maria Gibbons.

It explores the place, power and presence of women at NUI Galway.

The screening will be part of a short talk by director/choreographer Bernadette Divilly.

The event will conclude with a short panel discussion on the topic of Dance, Place and Cultural Navigations, moderated by Galway based Dance-Artist, Patricia Glynn.