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Galway Culture Night 2016

September 16, 2016 @ 20:15 - 21:45

From Galway with Love- New Dance Works in Progress

Galway Dance Project and Galway Culture Night 2016 present an evening of new dance works at An Taibhdhearc from some of Galway’s very own contemporary dancers. Showings will take place from 8:15-9:45. with wine and nibbles available.

  • 8:15 – Speckled Egg Dance Company
  • 8:45 – Patricia Glynn
  • 9:15 – Stephanie Dufresne

After each performance there will be an opportunity to engage in conversation with the dancers and choreographers about their work after each showing. This is a relaxed informal atmosphere with audience members invited to come and go as they please throughout the evening. We also invite members of the audience to join us for wine and nibbles!


8:15 Speckled Egg Dance Company

Speckled Egg Dance Company are ten dancers who work together with dance practitioner Rachel Parry to make and perform their own choreographic work. Currently based at NUI Galway, the company members are developing semi-professional contemporary dance and choreography skills. Recent choreographic projects have included ‘The Barna Pier Solos’, ‘Loop Head: Dreams of My Life’, and ‘Easy Tiger’. 

Three of the Speckled Egg dancers will perform their own choreographic work this evening:

  • Josephine Connor, ‘Furniture’ (work-in-progress)
  • Robbie Gill, excerpt from ‘The Barna Pier Solos’
  • James O’Connell, ‘Loop Head: Dreams of My Life’

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8:45 Patricia Glynn

Heartsteps… Pathways of memory, an exploration of some aspects of family bonds and loss.’

Patricia GlynnPatricia Glynn, independent Dance artist, graduate of University of Limerick and Laban Centre, University of London. In 1994, Patricia received an M.A in Dance Studies at New York University where for part of her studies, held a Fulbright Scholarship. She was awarded two Arts Council Bursaries towards study at University of London and New York University and Travel Award for Professional Studies at Scottish Dance Theatre. 

Originally founder and head of the Dance Department at Marino College, Dublin for 10 years, Patricia then worked freelance in Community Dance, Dance in Education and Theatre projects in Ireland, UK and New York where she lived for 7 years.

Galway projects included choreography of “ Iron Horse Blues” and  “Different Drummers”  for Galway Youth Theatre,  Tutor, Galway Teachers Centre  CPD  Dance Course. She is the author of PLC in Dance for City of Dublin VEC, and, performed in ‘Idomineo’ at Opera House, Belfast and L’Imaginaire Irlandais Festival in Dieppe. 

Returning to Galway 2011, Patricia created intergenerational EU funded project at Scoil Caitriona, Renmore, ‘Step Lightly’ ARA projects, Dance in Health SCCUL Sanctuary Clarinbridge, and , in 2014 , She choreographed a dance/choral piece for opening by President Michael D Higgins of ‘Circle of life’ Commemorative  garden , Salthill.  

Recent funding from Galway City Council 2015 and 2016 for dance ‘Stories’ project Cope at ‘Sonas’ Daycentre Mervue. Patricia also tutors at Blue Teapot Theatre company. Partially funded by Galway Dance Project, she recently attended UK Community Dance Foundation Summer school and will perform ‘Heartsteps’ at ‘Joie de Vivre’ festival Bournemouth.




9:15 Stephanie Dufresne

‘Like A Lap Dance That No One Asked For’

Stephanie DufresneStephanie Dufresne is a dancer and performer from Galway currently based in Dublin. Stephanie graduated in 2012 from the Rotterdam Dance Academy and has worked nationally and internationally since for companies such as Protein Dance, Icon Dance and Chrysalis Dance and choreographers such as Dam Van Huynh, Theo Clinkard, Liz Roche, John Heginbotham and Jefta Van Dinther.

In 2016 Stephanie completed the Programme for Screen Acting at Bow Street in Dublin and continues to explore her fascination for dance and film in music videos and in theatre work such as the recent production of ‘Changeling’ for the Clonmel Junction Festival.

The solo ‘Like A Lap Dance That No One Asked For’ is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland as well as Dance Ireland and has been researched in 2016 under mentors Maggie Donlon and Leonie McDonagh. Stephanie is thrilled to be presenting it for Galway Culture Night 2016.”



September 16, 2016
20:15 - 21:45
Event Category:


Galway Dance Project


Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe
Middle Street
Galway, Ireland
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