Category Archives: meagan o’shea

Meagan O’Shea is the artistic director of Stand Up Dance.

dance like no one is watching 10 year anniversary edition Grassroots : Remix in Newfoundland

May 31, 2017 // by admin

photo above from a B>Lab in Barcelona, making dance to a poem in a language we don’t understand   dance like no one is watching ~ Grassroots : Remix brings together experiences, materials, and scores through translocal and international collaboration spanning a decade of improv practice.  In 2007 Meagan O’Shea conceived of “dance like no one […]

Summer Solo Making

April 10, 2016 // by admin

Stand Up Dance presents Summer Solo Making with Meagan O’Shea July 30 – August 6 Golden Lake, Ontario, Canada Join Meagan O’Shea this summer on the shores of beautiful Golden Lake for a week of living and playing together to build skills, practice making and to create interdisciplinary solo performance. Open to physical performers and […]

The Love Project

October 12, 2015 // by admin

History of The Love Project What seems like a long time ago, and just a few months ago all at once, I began the process of making what is now The Love Project. In 2007 or 2008, I began as a short piece for four teenagers in YMI Dancing at Pia Bouman School called How […]

We Don’t Need Another Hero

March 11, 2015 // by admin

We have launched a KickStarter Campaign. There are just under 2 weeks to contribute. I love this idea: If everyone I know chips in $6 and shares the campaign and spreads the word then not only do we raise the money to have the best show possible but we also build audience and create […]

Upcoming in Ottawa

September 29, 2014 // by admin

Photo: Keðja Mariehamn 2014 photo©uupitirronen Thursday October 2nd   ||   7 – 9 pm  ||  WORLD CAFÉ Conversation and Gathering   ||  FREE; refreshments for purchase Come and share your ideas about what is needed now. What are the ideas and issues that you are curious and passionate about? What are the issues that we need to […]

Dublin Dublin Dublin

March 20, 2014 // by admin

Fight, Flight or Bond: somatic structures for unstable times In February I spend two weeks in Dublin as the International Associate Artist at Dance Ireland. I taught morning class for the professional dance community. In the afternoons I worked with local dancers. Through discussion and storytelling they shared experiences about the Celtic Tiger and the […]

The Last 3 Weeks

November 28, 2013 // by admin

In the last three weeks I’ve been in Iceland, Finland and I’m now in Germany. In Finland I was teaching in a post-secondary dance training program within a college. I was teaching contemporary dance technique with lots of focus on alignment and core stability. I began investigating how to include improvisation within the same class […]

We Don’t Need Another Hero: a workshop exploring mob mentality

July 26, 2013 // by admin

We Don’t Need Another Hero A workshop exploring collaboration and confrontation in mob mentality Wednesday August 7th  – Friday August 9th, 1:30 – 4:30 pm In Trinity Bellwoods Park Join Stand Up Dance for three afternoons of exploration in sound and movement to explore the tension between peace and violence / collaboration vs. confrontation. Through […]

Barcelona Adventures

July 13, 2013 // by admin

Hey there friends, it’s Molly! I’m back to make sure you stay in the loop on Meagan’s various Stand Up Dance adventures. Meagan spent this past week in Barcelona taking part in the Barcelona International Dance Exchange (BIDE) residency. A group of 6 artists including Meagan took the week to create a new work together. […]