Commissioned by Bealtaine Festival in partnership with Dublin Dance Festival. A CoisCéim BROADREACH Project


A Life of Play by Emma O'Kane

Dates: 03 May - 05 May

Show Time: 4.00pm

Tickets: €0.00

Presented as part of Bealtaine @ Temple Bar

Grandchildren bring your Grandparents!

Come and take part in A LIFE OF PLAY where everyone can create, anyone can dance and all can play. Use your body, move to music, dress up and explore in a playground of the imagination – a place of mischievous, magical invention where fun feels right at home.

A LIFE OF PLAY is a creative dance and play project for children aged 5 -10 and their older family members aged 50+. Pair up and join Emma O’Kane on 3, 4 or 5 May at Project Arts Centre. Then on Sunday 6 May, everyone is invited to PLAY outdoors together in Meeting House Square, all as part of Bealtaine @ Temple Bar and Dublin Dance Festival.


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Duration: 90 mins
Suitable for young people aged 5 -10 and adults aged 50+

Commissioned by Bealtaine Presented in association with Dublin Dance Festival. A CoisCéim BROADREACH Project

Emma O’Kane is a freelance dancer and choreographer. She trained at the Perm State Choreographic Academy, Russia. Emma has been a member of CoisCéim Dance Theatre since 2001 and recently toured Australia with THE WOLF AND PETER. Dance Europe voted Emma Outstanding Dancer Of The Year for her performance in CoisCéim’s production of FAUN. Recent credits include THE SIN EATERS, ANU Productions at Dublin Theatre Festival. Other performance credits include THESE ROOMS & FALLING OUT OF STANDING (ANU/CoisCéim); CENTENARY ( RTÉ); and THE DEAD (Abbey Theatre).

Her solo, 160 VOICES was commissioned by the GPO Public Art Commission as part of EMBODIED, Dublin Dance Festival. She choreographed SILENT MOVES, a film by Aideen Barry (Ignite! Mayo), which won Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks 2015. Other choreographic credits include UNDERNEATH (Fishamble); JOCKEY, BEES!, FARM and CARE (Willfredd Theatre) THE CHILEAN TRILOGY (Prime Cut Productions) ANGEL MEADOW, LAUNDRY, BASIN (ANU Productions), THE BALLET RUSE (co-created with Muirne Bloomer). She has worked with director Oonagh Kearney on two award-winning dance films: HER MOTHER’S DAUGHTERS and THE WAKE. She is a member of Project Arts Centre and has an MA in Dance from the University of Limerick.


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