Somatics and Leadership Symposium


Free event, registration required. For further information, please contact


10:00am to 18:00pm


Sat 07 Dec '19


Dance Limerick Performance Space

“Becoming Embodied Change Agents in an Evolving World”

An ISMETA 30th Anniversary Event. 

On December 7th 2019, the first Irish Somatics symposium will be held in Dance Limerick. This symposium gathers together for the first time pioneers and participants in the fields of Somatics in Ireland and brings together diverse practitioners from the fields of somatic therapy and education, somatic psychology, dance movement therapy, Somatic Experiencing, BMC, Authentic Movement, and members of the performance community who are working with somatic forms.

The particular focus of this symposium will be embodied leadership: how stepping further into our individual and collective empowerment can have a regenerative influence in Irish life;  expanding our influence in wider spheres and furthering our professional reach and influence.

Hosted by SOMETI (Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Ireland) and supported by ISMETA and DANCE LIMERICK.

Guest speakers/facilitators include:

Joan Davis (Sensory-motor psychotherapist and founder of the Origins training)

Dr. Róisín O’Gorman (Lecturer, Department of Theatre, UCC). 

Marion Dunlea (Jungian and SE psycho-therapist and author of ‘Body-Dreaming’)

Bernadette Divilly (DMP, Somatic Psychologist and Choreographic Artist)

Aisling Richmond ( Somatic therapist, PhD Psychology and Leadership candidate).

Mary Nunan (choreographer and founding member of Daghdha Dance Company)

Lani O'Hanlon (writer and arts and health facilitator with Waterford healing arts trust)

Dominic Thorpe (Performance artist and PhD Researcher at Ulster University)


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Dance Limerick exists to support the development of professional dance artists within the Limerick region and beyond.

Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick will advocate for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick will promote the creation of new and innovative work and will devise programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.

Based at the premises of the former Daghdha Dance Company, Dance Limerick houses offices and a fully equipped studio space along with a separate performance venue known as the Daghda Space

Further information about facilities and opportunities for professional dance artists available from Jenny Traynor at