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Galway Culture Night 2015

September 18, 2015 @ 18:00 - 19:30

Galway Dance Project presents,

For Galway Culture Night 2015,

Made in Galway – New Dance Works in Progress

Delight and Design


Nun’s Island Theatre
Friday September 18th 2015
6 – 7.30pm


For Culture Night 2015, Galway Dance Project will host an evening of new dance work at Nun’s Island Theatre from some of Galway’s most exciting contemporary dancers. Showings will take place from 6 – 7.30pm.

There will be an opportunity to engage in conversation with the dancers and choreographers about their performances after each showing and there will be a relaxed informal atmosphere with audience members invited to come and go as they please throughout their Culture Night evening.


Credit Elodie Rein

Delight and Design (An Improv based Choreographic Investigation developed through Creative Cities / Walking Wisdom)

A two part dance investigation exploring influence, difficulty and delight engaging with city spaces using a body intelligent approach. To conclude, audience comments and conversation focusing on the themes of Body, DELIGHT and Design are welcome.

Choreographer Bernadette Divilly
Ensemble: Doirean Carney, Elodie Rein, Bernadette Divilly Walking Wisdom Woodquay (IRE)
Choregraphic scores inspired by the Contemplative Dance work of Barbara Dilley
and supported by principles from the discipline of Authentic Movement.



Credit Ross Wilson 2

Portraits Stephanie Dufresne, Abbie Madden and Elspeth McKeever present ‘Portraits’; a work in progress created during a week-long residency with Galway Dance Project. ‘Portraits’ is an exploration of the distance between us. Using gesture, play and music, the dancers tell a non-narrative story about how close we can be to each-other and how far.

Stephanie Dufresne, Elspeth McKeever and Abbie Madden are three young dance artists based in Ireland. Stephanie and Elspeth both began their training at the Corrib Dance Academy in Galway. Stephanie went on to pursue her Bachelors Degrees at Codarts in Rotterdam and since then has worked in the Netherlands, Ireland and England as a freelance dancer with companies such as Protein Dance, Chrysalis Dance, Icon Dance and Dam Van Huynh Dance and choreographers such as Theo Clinkard, Judith Sibley, John Heginbotham, John Scott and Marguerite Donlon.

Elspeth is an alumni of Northern School of Dance in Leeds. Abbie Madden is a dancer from South Australia who studied at Gravity Dance Studios and Adelaide College of the Arts and performed with the Australian Dance Theatre Youth Ensemble. She moved to Belfast in January to take up an internship with the award-winning ponydance.

Credit Ross Wilson

Photo credit: Ross Wilson


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