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Step & Story

Move to the Rhythms & Learn Beyond the Steps

Go Dance For Change

18th of Feb, 1 pm

@Rua Red, Tallaght (Dance Studio)

Dance workshop

For families with children aged 7+


English & Brazilian Portuguese

Please note:

This is a beginner-friendly session. Booking is required. When you reserve a child ticket the accompanying adult goes free. Children must be under the supervision of an accompanying adult at all times.

go dance for change

In this workshop, Karen will share dance steps and the short stories behind them related to culture, radical friendships and collective action, through the lens of her journey in Ireland with Go Dance For Change. Using body movement and storytelling, we will dance and have fun while discovering steps and stories from rhythms such as Afro-Brazilian Dance, Dancehall and Brazilian Funk. For this beginner-friendly session, we suggest wearing comfortable and loose-fitting clothes. Anything you can move freely in and layers are always good to keep your body warm.

Através de sua jornada na Irlanda com Go Dance For Change, neste workshop, Karen compartilhará alguns passos de dança e narrativas relacionadas à Cultura, amizades revolucionárias e ações coletivas. Através de movimentos corporais e contação de histórias, vamos dançar e nos divertir enquanto descobrimos passos de ritmos como Dança Afro-Brasileira, Dancehall e Funk Brasileiro. Para esta sessão aberta à quem é iniciante em dançar, sugerimos que você use roupas confortáveis e folgadas. Qualquer coisa que você possa se mover livremente, e camadas são sempre boas para manter seu corpo aquecido.

Meet the artist

Karen Aguiar - Go Dance For Change

Karen Aguiar is a dancer, socially engaged artist and producer, believing in the transformative power of dance to unite people and nurture a collective space to build power from below.
Karen is the leader of Go Dance For Change and envisions it as a space for meaningful integration and collective action.
Starting in 2018, Go Dance For Change is a cross-cultural collaborative platform that produces social spaces using dance as their primary tool to connect people through a variety of immersive and engaging dance-related activities such as workshops, parades, performances and events sharing culture, promoting health and integration through dance. Go Dance For Change places a strong emphasis on well-being, community building and female empowerment with the aim to highlight diverse cultures and their people in the hopes of decolonising the narratives within the dance scene in Ireland.

This event is funded by

Mother Tongues Festival

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