2018 Open-Studio Invitation!

You are invited to a studio sharing on December 12th from 2:00 – 2:30 pm in Dance Theatre of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire. Please rsvp if attending to

Following a summer and winter workshop programme- Dancers will share their experience of the Integrated Dance Programme in a practical and performative demonstration of our learning and development throughout the year.

Dancers have come from all walks of life- medical professionals, social workers, therapists, body-workers, dance artists, community workers, walkers, jivers, rappers!

The group consists of people who are sighted, low vision, blind and deafblind. We all dance together and learn from eachother. This workshop is integrated and all abilities are welcome!

Workshops have taught participants the skills of embodiment, somatic experiencing, mindfulness, movement meditation, ideo-kinesis, authentic movement, dance theatre, contemporary dance and contact improvisation! Students have ranged from 24 to 88 years of age.  The group featured as the cover story of the Irish Independent Health Supplement in July 2018!

To sign up for 2019 Workshops (Wednesdays 1:15 pm-2:30 pm) please email:


2017 Performances:

Running Blind
Directed by: Laura Sarah Dowdall

Performed by: Laura Sarah Dowdall, Marketa Formanova, Valentia Gaia Lops, Kate Stephens

Produced in collaboration with: Hillary Dziminski and Rua Red

Performance 25 & 26th August – Rua Red, Black Box
Three performances daily; duration: 50 min. 

Laura Sarah Dowdall, Dancer in Residence at Rua Red, shares the next evolution in her Running Blind series of work. This performance explores dance as a visceral dialogue of the senses, extending its performance beyond visual form, making its experience inclusive and unique to each participant.

This work questions the filters through which we experience our world – how do we perceive, interpret and interact with our environment and each other? What is it to see differently and what do we have to gain?


2016 Performances

Running Blind-RafaelKostrzewa-5

Running Blind was invited to perform as part of Smock Allies: Scene + Heard Festival in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, March 2016.

Scene + Heard is a festival of new work across a variety of arts genres. It provides a chance for artists to test an excerpt of previously unseen work or new ideas / formats in front of a live audience in order to get feedback before mounting and staging full length productions.

Performances took place on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd March, lasting 40min, as part of a double bill.


2016 Production Trailer: