Afternoon of Dance, Studio Showing.  June 14th.

The Fumballinas would like to invite our community and the general public to an afternoon of movement, singing, and getting to know each other.  Classes and schedule will be announced shortly.

We will follow the afternoon with a community potluck, and would like to put forward a call for movement/dance/theatre work to be shown in the evening.  The night will be low tech but warm hearted.  Please contact with your proposed work.

Looking forward to seeing you all!






Friday 27 September 2013

The FUMBALLINAS of Fumbally Court Studio in conjunction with Dublin Live Art Festival 2013 


 A workshop with Liz Aggiss
Date: Friday 27 September, 2-5pm
Venue: The Back Loft
Cost: €30*
Liz Aggiss is an un-disciplined artist with an un-disciplined body of work. Since 1980 she has been a Wild Wiggler, Grotesque Dancer, Diva, Guerrilla Dancer, Trout, Golem and Performance Lecturer. Creating her work for stage and screen, Aggiss’ interdisciplinary practice is driven by content, embodies feminist dance practices and is framed by the politics that challenge and resist the ‘authority’ of formal conventions.
She studied at the Nikolais/Louis Dance Theatre Laboratory New York, and with Hanya Holm and Hilde Holger and has recently been feverishlyrecovering bodies from the library. She has an expertise in European Expressive Dance (Ausdruckstanz) and grotesque dance.
This fast tasking, quick thinking, performance-making workshop considers content and context, specificity and framing. It will consider histories and lineage and pay attention to performance skills, audience and the fourth wall. The workshop will make reference to Aggiss’ research, process and choreographic practices, and will invite participants to spread their wings, move outside the box, cross the fourth wall, grapple with the unknown. Expect to talk, critique, show off, move and be moved.
Please wear regular dance-class / clothes that are easy to move about in with your choice of bare-feet or dance-shoes. Bring some other clothing that you don’t mind messing/dancing/tugging about, that are simple, plain, uncluttered and allow movement. Bring shoes to go with this outfit – heels are fine.
*Spaces are limited so you must confirm by e-mail in advance – contact Cindy Cummings at
Liz Aggiss will be performing Survival Tactics in the DLAF13 on Sunday, September 29, 7:30pm – check out the DLAF weekend programme of performances, talks and workshops at:



Thursday 20th June 2013  7-9pm  Fumbally Cafe


Fumbally Fundraiser June2013 copy

The Fumballinas would like to invite you along to an extraordinary evening of dance & music performance, extended moments of mind expansion, big belly laughs and great craic on the night of Thursday the 20th of June @ the Fumbally Cafe. Compered by the one and only Damien Devaney, the night will also include the infamous Intents Lecture Series (15 minute lectures in a tent by EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELD) and wonderful raffle prizes!
Live performers include:

The Fumballinas: Becky Reilly, Cindy Cummings, Deirdre Murphy, Regan O’Brien

Performance Artist: Frances Mezzetti

Emma Fitzgerald (Fitzgerald & Stapleton) performing a new solo called Pounds

Gramophone Disco Resident DJ: Colm The Wind Up Merchant.

Dance artists Phillip Connaughton & Ryan O’Neill

Sound artist Gavin Prior

Intents Lecturers include
Aoife Courtney,
Dr Infinity,
Ronin Conray,
Gavin Cooke,
Beatrice Hughes.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to share a night of wonder and passion with the Fumballinas and their friends. All proceeds go towards new equipment for Fumbally Court Studio, the home of Independent Dance, Music & Performance Practice in Dublin.

Doors open at 18:30 – show starts @ 19:00.
Tickets (on the door): €5-€10 sliding scale

Telepathic Training Centre on Sunday 7th July

I don’t know if it’s done with the mind or the body.
I don’t know much about telepathy.
Or the body’s mind, or the mindbody.
It could be that we’re all already doing telepathy all the time.
Or maybe it’s coming, something we can prepare for.
Something for the human being of the future.
Right now, the first Sunday of every month is the future.
My best guess is, you can’t do it while you’re talking.
If we’re really going to play at being telepathic,
or being responsibly telepathic,
or beautifully telepathic,
then we’ve got to stop talking.
Give ourselves a chance.
Maybe telepathy is what you do when you dance.telepathic training centre is for dancing.
It’s a club with music that mightn’t have beats.It’s a place to hang out where music is our prop as we explore the bandwidth.
It’s a Sunday afternoon chill out and come to yourself space,
telepathic training centre – ‘always , already’
telepathic training centre is a facilitated social space
with music, art and self-organised activities.
with an emphasis on being together without talking.
No experience necessary.
It’s the equivalent of a really relaxed yoga class, or super chilled out dance party.
Come stretch, sit, dance, draw, lie, listen, snooze, space out.


treading the water of silence:
Induction workshop to telepathic training centre
Come an hour before we start for a low key introduction
to the concepts at work in telepathic training centre.
Facilitator Jeffrey Gormly will provide some supports and hints for getting the most out of the experience.
Cost included in admission to telepathic training centre
Since 1996 Jeffrey Gormly, as perspectivkid,
has been developing unique theatrical formats that explore
The Escape Routes series sought to fuse drama
possibilities for human superpower:
with sci fi, kung fu, comic books, agit prop, scratching and sampling,
hiphop, breakbeat, and smart drinks in a techno club environment.
In 1999, Trip to Space launched a series of Virtual Theatre audio tracks that were aired at
2FM, XFM, and the Big Chill.
play3Some created a unique participatory format
that allows everyone to star in an ambient rave theatre show. stuffSHUFFLEstuff is a contemporary dance choreography.
playWildPartyRemix was seed commissioned by the Abbey Theatre.
These formats have been presented by
superhero theatre troupe Soul Gun Warriors
London International Festival of Theatre, Influx, Catalyser, Glen o the Downs and more.
at Electric Picnic, MOR Music Festival, Planet Love,
Their latest project, Flexistential Cookbook, can be subscribed to at
In his Clark Kent workaday world, Jeffrey has been commissioned by Dance Ireland, Clonmel Junction Festival, & CREATE, worked with Siamsa Tire, Solstice|Cork Midsummer& Irish Chamber Orchestra, as well as being Associate Artist with Daghdha Dance Company
from 2004 to 2011. He has participated in Roscommon County Council’s art@work
programme, and is working with KCAT Callan this year as a CREATE|Arts Council Artist in
the Community. He is

Sunday, January 27th

11 am- 3 pm

Fergus Byrne will host a workshop on Movement and Drawing from the Self.   For more details, please contact Fergus at 0879456735.