Bernadette Divilly

Somatic Dance Psychotherapy, Dance Diversity, Choreography

Summer 2018 Workshops and Events

The Global Underscore and Supporting Labs


With the support of the Arts Council of Ireland, with awards for Arts Participation and Dance Travel and Training, Bernadette Divilly has been immersing herself in the Underscore with Nancy Stark Smith, the originator of this container for research and play of contact improv.  For the first time in Ireland, we are going to participate in the Global Underscore this June. In preparation for the event, there will be two lab intensives before the event and one afterwards.

(CI) Dance Labs NSS Underscore – LABS as community research, composition, play and skills development.

Dates: Saturday 2nd, 9th 30th June 

Time: 2-6pm

Venue:St. Nicholas’ Primary School, Waterside, Galway City

The Global Underscore is an annual event in which Nancy Stark Smith’s improvisational score, The Underscore, is practised all over the world. Take part in this global experience in Galway this June, guided by Bernadette Divilly. For more information on the history and evolution of the Underscore, click here.
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Global Underscore

Date: June 23rd
Time: 3pm-7pm

Venue: St. Nicholas’ Primary School, Waterside, Galway City

Join at 12pm for talk through with guide lines (essential unless you have previous experience)

These workshops are free to the community but booking is essential. Please email

Developmental Psychology in Action


unnamed (1)Dates: Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd, Monday 23rd July.

Time: 10am-5:30pm

Location: Studio, Galway City

Cost: €375 for all three

In these three workshops, participants will be taken on a developmental journey through the first year of life. This is where we hardwire our neural pathways and organise ourselves for relationship. This fundamental grounding eventually helps us to stand on our own two feet and we begin to develop our unique gait. Moving through early developmental reflexes and patterns, participants will have an opportunity to yield, to push, to reach and pull and find themselves in relationship with their own ground. Early developmental patterns are fundamentally helpful in restoring confidence and well being. Come and play. Slide, slip and slither as you remember your foundations and enjoy developing your tone. If you haven’t worked with me previously, there is an intake interview.

Email: Phone: 085 1260931

WINTER RETREAT – The Dance of Conception and Birth

Life begins with contact between egg and sperm. In the unfolding dance of conception, implantation, differentiation, and development in the womb we grow ourselves for life on Earth. We are born, and our birth imprints influence how we manage our lives through growth, transitions and change. Our earliest existential experiences establish the baseline for our personalities and our attitudes, and set up the deepest challenges that we navigate throughout our lives. Revisit in a minded environment your earliest reference experiences, and re-engage and re-new your creative spark.

Suggested Reading: ‘Birth’s Hidden Legacy’, Volume 1 & Volume 2, Annie Brook, 201

Early booking advised. If people haven’t worked with me previously, there is an intake interview for which there is a cost.

Dates:  Sunday 4th November, Sunday 2nd December, Sunday 6th January and Sunday 3rd February

Time: 10.00 am – 5.30 pm

Cost: €500

Venue: Galway City