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The Galaxy of Occupations

Róisín Whelan Dance


The sky is the limit in this imaginative dance duet for children aged 6–10.

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 and is inspired by a children’s poem by Áine Murray.

Presented in Róisín’s signature style of storytelling through contemporary dance, this show is performed by two exceptionally skilled dancers, accompanied by an original score by Carlow composer Aoife Kavanagh, and with costumes by Carlow native Claire Smyth.

Age recommendation: 6+

Performances will be signed in ISL by Shelley Gibson.

Funded by The Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon

Conceived and created by: Róisín Whelan
Choreography by Róisín Whelan in collaboration with previous cast members
Composer: Aoife Kavanagh
Costume Design: Claire Smyth
Poem by: Áine Murray
Mentor: Jon Beney
Performers: Karishma Young and Cameron Woolnough
ISL Interpretation: Shelley Gibson
Creative Producer: Michelle Cahill

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

Touring 2024 is supported by Carlow County Council in partnership with ArtLinks, Carlow Arts Festival, Riverbank Arts Centre, Seamus Ennis Arts Centre & Baboró International Arts Festival for Children.

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