Maiden Voyage welcomes Ryan O’Neill!

Recently returning from working with Punchdrunk in Shanghai, Ryan will share his immersive performance practice.


Saturday 18th January 2020 10.30-12.30 and 1.30-4.00pm

Sunday 19th January 2020 10.30-12.30 and 1.30-4.00pm

The space will be available from 10.00am to arrive and warm up.


St Louise’s Comprehensive College, 468 Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 6EN

Price: 1 full day only- £15, 2 mornings only- £15, 2 afternoons only- £15,

2 full days- £25

Level: The morning and afternoon classes will be for dancers/movers/actors with some dance/movement/theatre experience.

To book:

Please contact Sandy on:

Limited numbers so book early!

Contemporary Dance Class-morning sessions

The contemporary class will explore elements of yoga and release work, focusing on opening the joints to create a free body with an emphasis on shifting through space, efficiency of movement, the recycling of energy and connections with others in space.

The class will develop into challenging and technical combinations based on the use of weight in relation to the floor, challenging dancers to work to their extremes with an awareness of an open body.

Immersive Theatre Workshop-afternoon sessions

This physical performance workshop offers an insight into immersive performance practice. The workshop is suitable for actors and dancers and will prepare the body to explore states of physical tension and development of character through physical and non-verbal devising skills, while exploring the potential of story through dance and physical theatre. The workshop will be based on skills and tools gained through the experiential practice of working with ‘Punchdrunk’

Biography-Ryan O’Neill

Ryan achieved a first class honours degree in Dance from the Ulster University and studied his Masters in Dance Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London, as part of the professional post-graduate company ‘Transitions’

Ryan regularly performs with Maiden Voyage Dance Company, Off The Rails Company, Ponydance, Tinderbox, Oona Doherty Works (NI) Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Junk Ensemble, Panpan, Company Philip Connaughton, Coisceim, Liz Roche Company (IRL) Gwyn Emberton Dance (UK) and has recently returned from performing Punchdrunk’s ‘Sleep No More’ in Shanghai.

In 2011 Ryan was selected by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to meet Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for recognition of his achievements as a young person in the Arts. Ryan is also a qualified Ashtanga Yoga teacher.