Choreographer and performance artist Maureen Fleming
Feb 27 2017 Posted: 11:35 GMT

Workshops led by acclaimed choreographer and performance artist Maureen Fleming

Monday, 27 February, 2017: NUI Galway is delighted to announce a series of movement and dance workshops led by acclaimed New York City choreographer and performance artist Maureen Fleming. The Centre for Irish Studies, in association with the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, will host a series of six workshops beginning Wednesday, 8 March.

The workshops will run from 7-9pm on Wednesdays and Thursday evenings for three weeks and are open to the public. No previous experience is required, but places are strictly limited.

Maureen Fleming was granted a Fulbright Scholar’s Award to spend a semester at the Centre for Irish Studies at the University where she is studying the sean-nós traditions of song and dance and developing new work which will incorporate aspects of Irish mythology and folklore.

In addition to her work as a dancer and choreographer, Fleming has developed new techniques of regenerative work for those interested in developing movement through workshops that improve strength, flexibility and balance.

During the workshops attendees will learn:

  • Exercises that initiate movement and voice from the innermost layer of muscles, promoting efficient movement and increased flexibility
  • Transformative imagery to challenge the way you think and help move past physical form
  • Massage that incorporates stretching and shiatsu techniques to increase joint flexibility and unlock energy blockages

All those interested in participating should attend the first workshop on Wednesday, 8 March. For further information, contact Samantha Williams in NUI Galway’s Centre for Irish Studies at 091 492051 or email Samantha.williams@nuigalway.ie.

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