Niamh O'Loughlin

  • Niamh O'Loughlin

Niamh is a dance maker originally from Dublin and based in Scotland for the past 6 years.  Her work centres on the subjects of inner vs. outer landscapes, mythology and the female body. Niamh works as a freelance artist with a practice in dance, improvisation, film and live performance. She has presented at festivals in Ireland, Scotland and Denmark.

Currently in development for Niamh "An Fathach Mor" (The Big Giant) for ages 7+. This show is about the legend of the Giants Causeway and explores the themes of home, co-operation and adventure. This began as a part of Scottish Youth Theatres ‘Making Space’ mentorship. During this I was mentored by Glasgow-based Director Drew Taylor. The resulting Scratch performance was shared at part of the Rep Stripped Festival in Dundee.  This has since been supported by a week-long residency in CityMoves, Aberdeen.

Niamh has a special love of teaching. She has taught classes for Scottish Dance Theatre, CityMoves Dance Agency, The Space, Shaper/Caper and Byre Youth Theatre, designing classes for all ages and levels with a focus on fun and creativity. She was also lead artist on Creative Movement for MS with Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust.

Niamh is currently a part of DEBS program 2019/20 at Dance Base, Edinburgh mentored by Angus Balbernie.

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