Online Masterclass with Deirdre Griffin


Wednesday 1st July 2020 11am – 1pm

Tickets: €5

(Available online only, a booking fee of €1.50 applies)
Bookings can be taken up until 9am on Wednesday 1st July

There are a certain number of complimentary places available. 
Please email Andrea at dance@firkincrane.ie if you wish to avail of one of these. 

Dance +Handstands= Wow! 
Ever wanted to learn handstands and dance at the same time in a small space in your very own home??  

Then join Deirdre for a dynamic dance and hand balance class!
We will work on our hand stand technique to find confidence, control and make new fun friends! 
Stabilize and mobilize the body to prepare for static and dynamic movement.
We will use a wall and kitchen chair as a support and a tool to learn dynamic choreography.
Please provide your own chair, wall and your own pants!
 

Deirdre Griffin is a Dublin based dance artist and choreographer working across contemporary dance, aerial and acrobatics. She established her performance company, Headonbody, to create works characterised by wild absurdity and high physicality.
Her recent show Soup, a collaboration with sound artist Craig Cox premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019. Soup was nominated for Best Performer award Radical Spirit Award.

As a performer Deirdre has toured extensively with ponydance theatre throughout Ireland, UK and Internationally (Best Dance Award, Adelaide Fringe Festival 2012).
She has also performed with Junk Ensemble, Brokentalkers, Theatre Lovett and the international hit show RIOT by THISISPOPBABY (Australian Tour 2018). She regularly performs and choreographs for the award-winning modern circus company Loosysmokes; winner of Best Ensemble Award, Dublin Fringe Festival 2015 for Raven Eyed. On film & TV she has worked on Penny Dreadful, Republic of Telly and most recently in the film adaptation of Dublin Old School.

Deirdre trained at the Duncan Conservatory Prague and graduated from Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg, Netherlands with a BA in Dance Theatre. She was awarded The Next Stage Dance Ireland Bursary for Dublin Theatre Festival 2017 and an Arts Council Bursary Award in 2019. Recently, she participated on the Delve Programme with Spraoi Street Arts Festival and National Circus Festival Ireland in association with ISACS Network Ireland. Deirdre was selected for a research project with In-Situ Europe and ISACS on depopulation in rural Catalonia, the research was published in April 2020.