Led by Olwyn Lyons

 

DANCE WORKSHOP 
Rockfield Park, Artane

18 JUNE 2022 | 2.30pm

 

Do you like to Dance? 
Are you living in or around the Artane area of Dublin? 

Jump to the beat and have fun dancing in the park! All ages are welcome to join in this free, energetic dance workshop led by Olwyn Lyons as part of a day of festivities in Rockfield Park for Faoin Speir. 

No booking necessary, drop-in and dance at 2.30pm – if you’d like more information about how to take part contact Louise Osborne louiseosborne.art@gmail.com

 
 

ABOUT PARK LIVES

In the lead up to Faoin Speir on Saturday 18 May, choreographer Olwyn Lyons worked with a group of older people from the Artane area over several weeks. Together they developed movement ideas and choreography through creative investigation and dynamic dance workshops leading to the creation of a short dance film which will premiere online in July 2022.  

FILM PROJECT INFO:

WHERE
LeChéile Donnycarney Community & Youth Centre. Click HERE for map
Final two sessions on 14 & 17 June at CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s studio at 42 Fairview Strand, Dublin 3. Click HERE for map
WHEN
Tuesdays: 17, 24, 31 May & 7, 14 June 
Saturdays: 21, 28 May & 4 June
Friday: 10, 17 June
TIME
Tuesdays: 6 – 8pm
Saturdays: 12 – 2pm
Fridays: 6 – 8pm

 

To learn more about the project please contact Louise Osborne louiseosborne.art@gmail.com

 

ABOUT OLWYN LYONS

Olwyn Lyons is an independent choreographer, dance artist and community dance facilitator who specialises in contemporary and commercial dance. With over 10 years experience delivering, developing, directing and facilitating arts projects with professionals and the community, Olwyn’s choreographic work explores human identity, relationships, self-expression and communication through movement and music. The work is highly gestural, using movement motifs and has an athletic quality emphasised by a strong rhythmic pace.

Olwyn has engaged with a wide range of community groups ranging from primary school children to developing dance for people aged 50+. She is passionate in advocating the importance of dance and health for older people, reflected through her continued work with seniors and Parkinson’s Disease. Currently Olwyn is working on an ongoing collaboration and study with Beaumont Hospital Neurological Department exploring Dance for Parkinson’s.

In 2021 Olwyn was awarded Arts and Inclusion Exploration Commission, (Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Arts Council of Ireland) and in her role as Co – Director of Macushla Dance Club 50+ she received the Dublin City Council Neighbourhood Arts Grant 2022. Currently Olwyn is part of the TAP Teacher Artist Partnership Residency Programme with Navan Education Centre.

Olwyn has collaborated and engaged with various organisations over her career including Dance Ireland, Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Age & Opportunity, NOISE Moves Youth Dance Festival, Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease, Cruinniú Na nOg, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, Tallaght Community Arts and VISUAL Theatre Carlow.

Photo by Kirsty Lyons.

 

Funded by Arts Council Ireland & Dublin City Council, this project was commissioned as part of Artane FAOIN SPÉIR and aimed to bring people together to try something new, create connection and develop movement and poetry in a collaborative setting.