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Shawbrook are teaming up with Róisín Whelan Dance

for a new residency programme, Shawbrook Dance Company Space.

“I am delighted to be chosen for this wonderful opportunity to connect with a network of new artists. Throughout our time in this residency, we will be looking at the work of Busby Berkeley. Berkley’s work focuses on elaborate patterning and sequencing of extravagant on-screen movement work, creating pictures with bodies through dance that transform into optical illusions. I am interested in bringing these filmic elements into the studio and adapting them to something new and contemporary, to challenge the bodies in space to recreate illusion without the trickery of the camera.”

Shawbrook are thrilled to provide an open call, looking for four dance artists to join Róisín and her company for a two-week intensive residency

                                      27th August to 9th September.

This two-week residency will culminate in a performance opportunity on the Shawbrook outdoor forest stage, therefore candidates must be available for all of the above dates. It will involve daily technique class followed by creative sessions and will be accompanied by a live musician.

Dancers from all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply. While we welcome applicants from all countries, please note we cannot provide or cover the costs of VISAs therefore you must have the right to work in Ireland. UK nationals can work in Ireland without a visa, there are no restrictions.

*Self-Funded - there is no funding available towards travel or fees. We are offering support to artists by providing 24hr studio access, mentorship, accommodation, a larder for Breakfast/Lunch and an evening meal and we will provide pick up at nearest bus stop (Edgeworthstown).

Applications will require:

  • an up to date 2 min showreel/improvisation

  • high quality headshot

  • A CV of maximum 2 pages

  • 100 word statement (approx.) outlining your desire to partake in the process

  • Email all your information to

  • DEADLINE: Monday the 15th of May at 12 Midday


What we are looking for, and what to show us in your showreels? 

We’re looking for people interested in working creatively for two weeks in a fast passed and physically challenging environment. The work will mainly focus of floor work, partnering and contemporary technique and so if this could be shown in your showreel please do so.


+353 85 232 1705

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