Last Night A DJ Saved My Life - Men, Movement and Mental Health | First Fortnight

Health & Well BeingWorkshop

  • 17 Jan
  • All day
  • Adult Workshop
  • €15 half day / €25 full day

A symposium concerned with Men, Movement and Mental Health, curated specifically for First Fortnight - European Mental Health Art & Culture Festival, by Cathy Coughlan, Dance Artist in Residence at Rua Red and Ailish Claffey, Dance Artist in Residence at the National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght University Hospital.

This day long symposium will consist of live performances, film, talks, panel discussions, heart warming food and interactive presentations from National and International artists who have made work with, for or about communities of men.

Full Day: 10am - 5pm
Half Day: 10am - 2pm / 1pm - 5pm

Schedule of Events

10am - 10.30am: Introduction and keynote
10.30am - 11.30am: Live Performance

  • ''All I can manage, more than I could" - Cai Tomos (UK), Dance Artist, Psychotherapist and Trauma Councillor
  • "Body of Work" - Philippa Donnellan in collaboration with Lee Clayden (IRL)

11.30am - 1pm: Interactive Performance

  • "Engaging youth - a history of the Cypher" - Matt Szczerek, Director of DSC Festival and Tobi Omoseto, Director of Top 8, Dublin Dance Festival

1pm -2pm: Curated meal / Installation

  • Luncheonette - Jennie Moran

2pm - 2.30pm: Short Documentary Film

  • Catherine Young discusses working within the direct provision system.
  • Vukasin Nedeljkovic a direct provision survivor, artist and activist responds to the work.

2.30pm - 3pm: Film and Talk

  • Clare Reynolds (UK) from Restoke discusses project "Man Up"

3.30pm - 4pm: Presentation

  • Dance in a medical setting with Ailish Claffey

4pm - 5pm: Panel Discussion

  • Panel includes Tony Fagan from Tallaght Community Arts, Cai Tomos, Clare Reynolds and Vukasin Nedeljkovic. Chaired by Paul Johnson, CEO of Dance Ireland.