Bernadette Divilly

Somatic Dance Psychotherapy, Dance Diversity, Choreography

2020 Workshops/Events

Contemplative Dance – Group Intensives

Dates: Sunday March 15th and Sunday March 22nd

Times: 10am – 5:30pm

Location: Home Studio

Cost: €125 per day

Contemplative Dance Practice brings together the discipline of sitting meditation with free movement investigations and the practice of improvisation. It is an opportunity to integrate outer and inner worlds, alone and together.

These are small group intensives, so space is limited to 4 participants. If interested, please contact bernidivilly@gmail.com to book a place.

Contemplative Dance Practice Days

In conjunction with International Contemplative Dance Day (13/03/20)

Dates: March 14th and March 21st 2020

Times: 10am – 2pm

Location: St Nicholas School Hall, Court House Square

Bring snacks to share, water, a cushion and a blanket.

First offered in 1980 by Barbara Dilley, Contemplative Dance is now practiced in its original and adapted forms all over the world.

CDP brings together the discipline of sitting meditation with free movement investigations and the practice of improvisation. It is an opportunity to integrate outer and inner worlds, alone and together.

The practice begins with sitting meditation followed by personal awareness practice and then the group practice called “Open Space” occurs, where Deep Play unfolds! The session concludes with a closing circle for discussion and observations.

Bernadette Divilly translates CDP principles and practices to her research in Dance Movement Psychotherapy and Socially Engaged Choreography. She has written and published on this work. Bernadette is a regular member of Dance Art Lab now in it 16th season which meets at the Naropa University Boulder Co. established by Barbara 15 years ago to support building a dance art tribe around her work. She has been supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Galway Dance Project and Galway City Council to attend. Bernadette recently interviewed Barbara about aspects of her work and that interview will be available in due course.

www.barbaradilley.com

For booking, please contact Galway Dance Project at contact@galwaydanceproject.com

Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy

Dates: 17th April – 22nd Dec (more info tbc)

These nine days over nine months will cover both the theory and practice of Dance Movement Therapy. They are suitable for participants with a personal or professional interest in DMT.