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Dance Unlimited: Meet and Move at McAuley Place

Date posted: 13 February 2018

Are you interested in dance and movement? Join the Meet and Move workshops for “Dance Unlimited 2018”. Taking place every Monday until 26 March at McAuley Place in Naas, Meet and Move is led by dance artist Ailish Claffey. These gentle and fun workshops are open to everyone, and are especially welcoming to those living with health issues such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia and older residents of Kildare county. 

This workshop is also available to health care practitioners from all areas, family and professional carers and people who just want to move!

The dance artists will be there to provide a space and place to move for anyone interested in dance and movement from all levels – so if you have never danced and want to or if you are a dancer and want to make connections, this space is welcoming of all.

This space will offer opportunity to engage in chorographical work with the artist and encourage the learning of contemporary dance and movement set pieces.

This “Meet and Move” space will encourage non-verbal collaboration between participants where the language of dance is paramount and participants can engage regardless of language, illness, disability and cultural barriers.

The workshops take place from 12 – 1pm each Monday.

About the facilitators 

Dance artist Ailish Claffey has been chosen to lead this initiative. Ailish’s work and particularly her collaboration with community groups will be supported by Kildare’s Arts and Wellbeing coordinator, Carolann Courtney and the Arts Service team. The artist has identified this time as an opportunity to network and reach out to other dancers and peers within the county. Prospects for professional collaboration and development can be nurtured here also. Dance Artist Glenna Batson will co facilitate this project with Ailish.

This initiative is funded by Healthy Ireland Funding, The HSE and Kildare County Council.

For further information contact Carolann Courtney, Arts and Wellbeing Specialist: Tel 045 448316 | kildareartsandwellbeing@gmail.com

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