Róisín O'Brien | New Work

Róisín O'Brien | New Work

Monday 12 - Friday 16 December

Róisín and collaborators will begin working on a new piece inspired by the women in early and classic rock, and women making rock music today. Rock music at its core is anti-establishment, aggressive, challenging. But it can also be the preserve of (white) men, and can be subsumed into a fairly bland, conservative culture. This first residency week will look at female singers, musicians and bands who used this music to challenge the status quo and to express strong emotion, while also finding common overlaps with the ballet language. Ballet has rhythm, drive, energy, show(wo)manship, technique, daring and joy. This new work will explore the energy and connection between the two forms.

Company Class

Thursday 15 Dec 9.30-11.00 | Free | BOOK HERE

Róisín will lead a contemporary release class that moves between fluid floor work and dynamic upright sequences to the likes of Patti Smith, Blondie and Skunk Anansie.

Work-in-Progress Sharing

Friday 16 December 15:00-16:00 | Free | BOOK HERE

Róisín and collaborators will have an informal work-in-progress sharing