niamh o'loughlin

artist balance Credit: Chloe Samantha Lawrence
artist balance Credit: Chloe Samantha Lawrence

Niamh is a Dance Artist currently based between Ireland and Scotland. She graduated from The Scottish School of Contemporary dance with a First Class Ba Hons degree, in May 2018. Since graduating she has taught for organisations such as Scottish Dance Theatre, Shaper/Caper, The Byre Youth Theatre and Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust. She regularly performs with Movement based ensemble Third Thread. I will be a DEBS participant at Dance Base 2019/2020, mentored by Angus Balbernie.
She is interested in inclusive practices, improvisation and choreography. Her most recent work "An Fathach Mór" ("The Big Giant") has been support by Scottish Youth Theatre's Making Space program, Dundee Rep Theatre and CityMoves. It is a children's work exploring the legends of The Giants Causeway and the cultural links between Ireland and Scotland. Her practice combines movement voice and sound.
As a choreographer I make raw, physical work concerning the everyday nonsense that engulfs us all as people and delves into the legacy left to us by myths and fairy tales. I enjoy most working in collaboration with other Artists, breathing together so that our combined philosophy informs the work and surprises us both.