Ríonach Ní Néill


Ríonach Ní Néill is a dancer and choreographer who for the last number of years has been exploring the theme of dance and older people through specific performance and work programmes. Ríonach often integrates professional and non-vocational artists in her work. She believes that “dance can be a form of civic dialogue, creating spaces for us to engage with one another and our surroundings, provoke reflection and allow us to imagine ourselves and others differently.”

Ríonach has worked with Tanztheater Bremen, Corp Feasa, Rex Levitates, Daghdha Dance Company and Catapult Dance Company. She founded Ciotóg in 2005 as a forum for bilingual (Irish and English) interdisciplinary collaborations. How did we get here? featured in the Hawkswell Theatre’s Damhsa Festival in 2007.

Ríonach is the Galway Dance Artist in Residence and the curator of Galway Dance Days 2013

Go to http://ciotog.ie/ or email: galwaydancedays@gmail.com