SOUP-Workshop with Deirdre Griffin

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SOUP-Workshop with Deirdre Griffin

Dance & Performance Workshop with Deirdre Griffin

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Terryland House Headford Road Galway Ireland

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Deirdre will begin with a gentle warm up using both improvisational and structured exercises. The class will increase in vigour through floor work, release movement and some basic acrobatics. The class will culminate in a choreographic phrase based on the movement devised from the show and short cool down. The class will be energising and good craic!

This is an accompanying workshop to Deirdre Griffin's show, Head on Body, which will play at the Black Box Theatre on Monday 3rd October.


Deirdre Griffin is a Carlow based dance artist and choreographer working across Dance Theatre, and acrobatics. 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 and 2017 for Raven Eyed. Deirdre has choreographed for Lords of Strut and works in collaboration with Cian Austin Jesus for Ping Pong Disco and Paradise Cabaret with "The Ping Pong Girls" Deirdre is part of the performance collective SWARM. On film & TV she has worked on Penny Dreadful, Republic of Telly and 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. Deirdre is the recipient of an Arts Council Dance Bursary Award 2019 and 2020; and awarded an Agility award 2021 and National Touring award in 2022. Deirdre was selected for a research project with In-Situ Europe and ISACS on depopulation in rural Catalonia. Her research was published in April 2020.