Writing, Film, Radio, Dance History, Curation, ACADEMIA, & More…
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Out There Productions: Film
Deirdre has been awarded many accolades for her films and documentaries, including “1943 – A Dance Odyssey” first broadcast on RTÉ One, “Journey to YU (in the footsteps of Rebecca West)” which premiered at the Belgrade-Irish Festival and “TRUE NORTH: Paud Mulrooney’s Irish-Canadian Adventures in Super 8”.
Deirdre is author of “Irish Moves – an illustrated history of Dance and Physical Theatre in Ireland” and “Orientalism, Orientation, and the Nomadic Work of Pina Bausch” (her PhD). Deirdre’s latest chapter ‘Erina Brady: Mary Wigman’s Disciple to Ireland?’ is coming out this Autumn in ‘Dance and Modernism’, published by Lexington Press .
Deirdre has curated many events, exhibitions, and directed many theatre shows, including, most recently, “Mother Tongue” at Kilkee’s Culturlann Sweeney (Nov 23 – Dec 21st, 2018), and at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin, for Culture Night, 2018.
Out There Productions: Radio
Deirdre’s radio documentaries include “Lucia, Sweet Dancer”, “Coosheen’s Forgotten Seanchai and Son”, “Surrender on Grand Canal Street” and “Georgie’s Vision”, the first ever documentary about the fascinating but little-known Mrs. WB Yeats.