Maureen Fleming
Feb 27 2017 Posted: 16:32 GMT

‘Between dance and sculpture’: Regenerative body architecture workshops with Maureen Fleming

NUI Galway is delighted to announce a series of movement and dance workshops led by acclaimed New York City choreographer and performance artist Maureen Fleming. The world renowned artist was granted a Fulbright Scholar’s Award to spend a semester at the Centre for Irish Studies where she is studying the sean-nós traditions of song and dance and developing new work which will incorporate aspects of Irish mythology and folklore.In an ecstatic review of her extraordinary performance in B. Madonna, The New York Times said she ‘seemed to transcend the material world and enter the world of pure spirit’. The New York Theater Review  was equally impressed, suggesting that Fleming ‘continually transcends theatrical expectations and constructs a state of perpetual presence … not unlike the effect of viewing the Grand Canyon or Niagara Falls’.

In addition to her work as a dancer and choreographer, Fleming has developed new techniques of regenerative work for anyone interested in developing movement through workshops that improve strength, flexibility and balance.

The Centre for Irish Studies, in association with the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, will host a series of six workshops with Maureen Fleming. Beginning on Wednesday 8 March, the workshops will run from 7.00 to 9.00pm on Wednesdays and Thursday evenings for three weeks and are open to everyone. No previous experience is required, but places are strictly limited.

The video below provides a demonstration of the original exercises Fleming has designed to develop efficient movement and increased flexibility/

https://vimeo.com/user5682310/review/180757153/e858611478

For further information and to book a place on the workshop, contact Samantha Williams at 091 492051 or email Samantha.williams@nuigalway.ie

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