ABOUT THE DANCE ARTISTS SIBÉAL DAVITT AND OLWYN LYONS
Dublin-born dance artist Sibéal Davitt is inﬂuenced by Contemporary Dance, Classical Ballet and Irish Traditional Sean-nós Dance. In 2016 Sibéal performed in RTÉ’s Centenary and as part of Embodied, a series of 6 solos by female choreographers, commissioned by the GPO: Witness History and Dublin Dance Festival. Sibéal has trained and worked with noted choreographers David Bolger (IRE), Catherine Young (IRE), John Scott (IRE) , Colin Dunne (IRE), Lea Anderson (UK), Helene Cathala (FR), and Emily Johnson (USA). Sibéal is a recipient of the Arts Council’s 2016 Traditional Arts Bursary Award.
Dance artist Olwyn Lyons from Tipperary, specialises in Hip Hop and Contemporary Dance. She has been performing, choreographing and teaching professionally in Dublin since 2009. Olwyn is currently working with Dance Artist in Residence at VISUAL, Emma Martin, to facilitate a youth dance program between VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow and Carlow Regional Youth Services. The project was recently shortlisted for Allianz Community Art Award 2016. Olwyn has previously danced in works choreographed by David Bolger (IRE), Catherine Young (IRE), Hélène Cathala (FR), Muirne Bloomer (IRE), Dr. Valerie Preston Dunlop (U.K), Luca Silvestrini (U.K.), Raimund Hoghe (Germany, Pina Bausch).