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

WorkshopsHealth & Well Being

  • 17 Jan
  • All 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 consisted 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.

  • ''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)
  • "Engaging youth - a history of the Cypher" - Matt Szczerek, Director of DSC Festival and Tobi Omoseto, Director of Top 8, Dublin Dance Festival.
  • Catherine Young discussed working within the direct provision system.
  • Vukasin Nedeljkovic a direct provision survivor, artist and activist responded to the work
  • Clare Reynolds (UK) from Restoke discussed the project "Man Up"
  • Dance performance in a medical setting with Ailish Claffey
  • Panel discussion took place with Tony Fagan from Tallaght Community Arts, Cai Tomos, Clare Reynolds and Vukasin Nedeljkovic. Chaired by Paul Johnson, CEO of Dance Ireland.