#MeToo story share

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Story Share – I’m collecting stories that fall into #MeToo and #HerToo categories. They’ll inform the creation of Dream Another Day – a show examining rape culture, generational inheritance of trauma and consent. Complicated stuff. If you’d like to share your story, you can do so anonymously through http://www.standupdance.com/contact.html If you’d like to contribute to the […]

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Patreon is here

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I’m so pleased to announce a Patreon page. It’s an easy way for you to become a patron of the arts! https://www.patreon.com/meaganoshea

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The Love Project

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Today we were so thrilled to perform The Love Project for the dance students at Rosedale Heights School of the Arts. Choreographed by Meagan O’Shea with performers (Nov.23.2016): Patricia Allison Miyeko Ferguson Alya Graham Maxime Nadeau Shakeil Rollock   The Love Project playlist:  Patrick Watson, Bon Iver, The Barr Brothers, Andrew Bird, Lori Clarke, Schubert, […]

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The Love Project

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We have some big news! THE LOVE PROJECT, which has been seen by more than 3,000 students and 100 teachers is leaving school and going public for ONE NIGHT ONLY. Friday October 23rd at 7 pm, at Theatre Direct in Wychwood Art Barns.   The Love Project, our innovative ensemble dance piece performed by emerging […]

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We Don’t Need Another Hero opens next week


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We weathered the KickStarter campaign and while it was really stressful, it was also quite amazing. We raised $12,000. This is fantastic. I am relieved and elated. Thank you everyone who donated, passed it on, spread the word, encouraged. It was a tremendous effort. On Tuesday night, we were hosted by The Drake Hotel for […]

April 2, 2015

We Don’t Need Another Hero


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We have launched a KickStarter Campaign. There are just under 2 weeks to contribute. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/820995817/we-dont-need-another-hero 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 […]

March 11, 2015

We Don’t Need Another Hero


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Here we go! I can’t believe it’s almost here. It’s been a long time coming and while so much of the big work has happened, there is still more big work to happen to make it all happen. I am thrilled to be included in The Dance Current’s Making Waves feature. All the pieces are […]

March 8, 2015

Showing in Victoria


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We Don’t Need Another Hero a new theatrical experience created by Meagan O’Shea / Stand Up Dance Inspired by the Occupy movement and the dilemma between action/discomfort and complacency/convenience, We Don’t Need Another Hero is part performance, part communal catharsis – an experiential spectacle. It includes Where Truth Lies, a dance-theatre solo with live translation […]

January 26, 2015

We Don’t Need Another Hero – progress


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While I am fortunate to make a lot of solo work, when I gather other artists around to create group projects, I feel especially blessed. The energy of a group of people working together to realize a vision that one has put forth is powerful. We are in the midst of working on We Don’t […]

December 13, 2014

Upcoming in Ottawa


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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 […]

September 29, 2014

Fall by foot


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If the summer was about swimming in the sea (and oceans, ponds, lakes and rivers) then the fall is about putting my feet on the earth. I’ve been walking and walking and walking, eschewing almost everything else and just walking. First it was along the Halifax boardwalk and into Point Pleasant Park, then the Gatineau […]

September 27, 2014