We are delighted to announce Improv class returns to Firkin Crane for the month of June. The class will run on Thursday morning on 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th June from 10am – 12pm, with a new and improved format. The same great price of €5 per session applies and is an open level class for dancers, actors, performance artists, circus artists and for anyone intersted in improvisation, dance and movement for performance
Each of the four classes – ‘Attuning’ will be teacher led by Mairéad Vaughan from 10am – 11am, with the second hour, 11am – 12pm being artist led / OPEN FLOOR. This is a space for the participants to use some of the principles learnt in the first hour into practice, a chance to collaborate with other artists and to develop your own your own work and to be creative.
‘Attuning’ is a psychosomatic movement, composition and performance practice that supports artists working within a variety of mediums. This practice is the result of a twenty-year dance practice and Mairead’s PhD research into the symbiotic relationship between the moving body-mind-environment. ‘Attuning’ is informed by movement principles from Improvisation, Release-Based Contemporary Dance Technique, Somatic Practices and energetic principles from Yoga and Bharatanatyam (a South Indian Classical Dance Form).
Mairéad Vaughan in a dance artist, choreographer, researcher/writer and facilitator. She graduated from Northern School of Contemporary Dance with a BA in Performing Arts (Dance), and MA in Contemporary Dance Performance, and an Arts Practice PhD from Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, UL. Her diverse work ranges from theatre production, live interactive sound and movement collaboration, screendance, site-specific and installation performance.
At present Mairéad is passionate about bringing her ‘Attuning’ practice into collaborative multi-disciplinary fields and educational environments. As an artist, her current interest lies in constructing immersive installation environments that re-connect us with our inherent sensory, kinaesthetic and energetic intelligence.