‘The Querist’, Or, Questions Posed By a Contemporary ‘Travelling Dance Master’

2017-10-01T21:22:08+00:00

‘The Querist’, Or, Questions Posed By a Contemporary ‘Travelling Dance Master’ Performances MoKS, Mööste, Estonia (25 August, 2017) Dance Platform, Mermaid Arts Centre; Wicklow, Ireland (7 September, 2017) Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland (20 September 2017) In the 1735 book, The [...]

Stepping in Vogue at the Blue Teapot

2017-10-01T21:24:44+00:00

Stepping in Vogue at the Blue Teapot In summer of 2016, I was introduced by choreographer and researcher Rachel Parry to Petal Pilley, director of Blue Teapot Theatre Company. I was recommended as a vogue tutor for the fall, and began a semester residency. In this mutually transformative experience, we invented new systems [...]

When the Rubber Meets the Dirt Road

2017-10-07T19:45:42+00:00

In this work, rubber-soled shoes mediate the encounter between an Irish step dancing body and a dirt, gravel road.  The rubber-soled shoe represents the street shoe of today, the step dancing represents the street dance of the past, the dirt road stretches between a distant rural-urban migratory dancing past and the camera and [...]

INdiscretion

2017-10-15T18:31:26+00:00

Between 2011 and 2013 I collaborated on three photo shoots with Richard Rothstein. In each one we wanted to document a public exploration of the peculiar mixture of art, sleaze and playfulness that so often comprises gay male culture. Alternating between dancing and stripping off clothes in public, I perform indescretion: a space of [...]

World Championships of Irish Dance

2017-10-07T23:38:43+00:00

In 2008 and 2009, I competed in the Irish traditional step dancing world championships (Oireachtas Rince na Cruinne, An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha). This experience marked my journey back to my childhood spent step dancing and céilí dancing, and my journey forward into my adulthood as a dancer and choreographer. [...]