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Unspoken Stories

A workshop exploring Bharatanatyam

February 17, 2024

@ Rua Red Art Centre, Tallaght

2:45 to 4:45 pm

Dance workshop

Suitable for children 6+

Language:

English

€5

When you purchase a child ticket the accompanying adult goes free.

Please note:

Children must be under the supervision of an accompanying adult at all times.

Explore the beauty of Bharatanatyam, a traditional South Indian dance form, with this workshop designed for families with children aged 6 and above. This introductory workshop blends rhythmic footwork and expressive storytelling to create an immersive experience. Enhance hand-eye coordination, body fluidity and flexibility while fostering communication skills and a sense of community. You will learn beautiful hand gestures and incorporate them into meaningful sentences. Collectively, we will craft a coherent story through expressive movements.

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Meet the artist

Subhashini Goda Venkataramani

Subhashini Goda is an interdisciplinary dance artist and an academic from Chennai, India. She has been practising and performing Bharatanatyam for nearly three decades and taught the dance form for over fifteen years. With a master’s in English literature and another Erasmus international joint master’s in Dance Anthropology, the core of her artistic practice revolves around traditions, transgressions, and memories. Her academic work centres on migration, identity and politics. She is currently pursuing an interdisciplinary IRC-funded PhD at UCD while actively pursuing her professional dance career with performances and workshops.

All ticket sales are final, and refunds will not be issued.

This event is supported by

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Birds Nest & Fly

A felt-making workshop

February 17, 2024

@ Rua Red, Tallaght

1 to 3 pm

Felt-making workshop

Suitable for children 6+

Languages:

English, Bulgarian, Russian + Bring Your Own!

€ 5

When you purchase a child ticket the accompanying adult goes free.

Please note:

Children must be under the supervision of an accompanying adult at all times.

This hands-on workshop led by experienced felt artist Niki Collier invites participants to explore the world of birds as depicted in Bulgarian, Russian, Italian, Brazilian and Irish stories. Utilizing specially prepared multi-coloured wool and abstract fabric shapes, attendees will engage in the charming process of felt making.

As families and children immerse themselves in the art of felt-making, they will also have the opportunity to share bird lore, names, or proverbs from their respective mother tongues. This cultural exchange adds a unique dimension to the workshop, fostering a sense of connection and understanding among participants.

By the conclusion of the workshop, each participant will have crafted a small bird felt panel that can be proudly displayed, whether hung in a window at home or adorning a child’s bedroom wall.

Meet the artist

Niki Collier

Niki Collier is a Dublin-based, award-winning visual artist and designer specializing in fiber art and performance. Her artistic journey is fueled by a passion for disrupting conventional boundaries in science, art, and performance, with a focus on empowering and evoking empathy. As a relentless academic, she explores contrasting strands, always driven by an insatiable curiosity.
Being a disabled person and a woman, Niki’s work explores themes of resilience, shedding light on personal narratives and fostering meaningful connections with individuals of diverse abilities and backgrounds. Her unique practice revolves around storytelling and the versatile medium of wool.
Currently serving as Artist in Residence at Richmond Barracks, Niki conducts Craft Chat Socials, fostering engagement with artists of all ages and walks of life.

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All ticket sales are final, and refunds will not be issued.

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Harmony in Diversity

A Storytelling Music Workshop

February 17, 2024

@ The Civic, Tallaght

3:15 to 4 pm

A Storytelling Music Workshop

Suitable for children 6+

Language:

English and Swahili

€ 5

When you purchase a child ticket the accompanying adult goes free.

Please note:

Children must be under the supervision of an accompanying adult at all times.

Justine Nantale

All ticket sales are final, and refunds will not be issued.

Immerse yourself in an interactive storytelling music workshop that transcends boundaries. Designed for children 6+ and their parents, this interactive session aims to showcase the similarities and differences that make each person unique. Through engaging songs and an enchanting tale from Tanzania, participants will discover the importance of active listening, understanding and respecting cultural differences.

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Meet the artist

Justine Nantale

Justine Nantale, an educator and singer, utilizes music as a tool for development. Born in Gomba, Uganda, she is a creative and dynamic facilitator with 10 years of experience delivering high-quality workshops and events. Highly competent in coordinating programs, she arrived in Ireland in 2003. Justine is the founder of Gomba Educare, a school’s outreach program tailoring cultural programs to schools throughout Ireland. The programs engage students through music, movement, and storytelling at both primary and post-primary levels. Justine is a founding member and former Musical Director of Discovery Gospel Choir, Ireland’s leading intercultural choir.

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