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SCHOOLS: Róisín Whelan Dance presents The Galaxy of Occupations

Friday 31st May, 2024 - 10:00

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One event on Friday 31st May, 2024 at 10:00

The sky is the limit in this imaginative dance duet for children.

What do you want to be when you grow up? An Astronaut, A Brain Surgeon, The President!

With big ambition, anything is possible. Created especially with children in mind The Galaxy of Occupations is an exciting, energetic, and exhilarating performance that reaches for the stars.

The Galaxy of Occupations is a production by Carlow based choreographer and dance artist Róisín Whelan inspired by a children’s poem by author and teacher Áine Murray. Presented in Róisín’s signature style of creative narrative contemporary dance with two exceptionally skilled dancers in costumes designed by Claire Smyth and an original sound score by Aoife Kavanagh.

Running time: 40 minutes, followed by a 20 minute movement workshop and Q&A.

This event takes place at your school. Cost: €100 per day (2 shows & workshops).

Suitable for Senior Infants to Fourth Class.

To find out more about this school event or to make a booking for your class, contact

Conceived and created by: Roisin Whelan
Choreography by Róisín Whelan in collaboration with the cast.
Composer: Aoife Kavanagh
Costume Design: Claire Smyth
Poem by: Áine Murray
Mentor: Jon Beney
Creative Producer: Michelle Cahill

Main photo: Joseph Carr

Originally commissioned by Tipperary Dance and a Production Commission from Dublin City Council Creative Hubs with additional funding from The Strollers Network. Research and development for this production was funded by an Arts Council of Ireland Dance Bursary Award, 2020 and supported by Tipperary Dance Fellowship 2020.


Friday 31st May, 2024
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