ABOUT EMMA O’KANE
Emma O’Kane is a freelance dancer and choreographer. She trained at the Perm State Choreographic Academy, Russia. Emma has been a member of CoisCéim Dance Theatre since 2001 and recently toured Australia with THE WOLF AND PETER. Dance Europe voted Emma Outstanding Dancer Of The Year for her performance in CoisCéim’s production of FAUN. Recent credits include THE SIN EATERS, ANU Productions at Dublin Theatre Festival. Other performance credits include THESE ROOMS & FALLING OUT OF STANDING (ANU/CoisCéim); CENTENARY ( RTÉ); and THE DEAD (Abbey Theatre).
Her solo, 160 VOICES was commissioned by the GPO Public Art Commission as part of EMBODIED, Dublin Dance Festival. She choreographed SILENT MOVES, a film by Aideen Barry (Ignite! Mayo), which won Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks 2015. Other choreographic credits include UNDERNEATH (Fishamble); JOCKEY, BEES!, FARM and CARE (Willfredd Theatre) THE CHILEAN TRILOGY (Prime Cut Productions) ANGEL MEADOW, LAUNDRY, BASIN (ANU Productions), THE BALLET RUSE (co-created with Muirne Bloomer). She has worked with director Oonagh Kearney on two award-winning dance films: HER MOTHER’S DAUGHTERS and THE WAKE. She is a member of Project Arts Centre and has an MA in Dance from the University of Limerick.