The Galaxy of Occupations


The sky is the limit in this imaginative dance duet for children.

The Galaxy of Occupations brings forward a question that has been planted in the minds of countless children: What do you want to be when you grow up? An Astronaut? A Brain Surgeon? The President!
This work is inspired by a children’s poem by author and teacher Áine Murray and is created and performed in collaboration with two dancers, with an original musical score by composer Aoife Kavanagh.
The work has been created with children in mind and designed to be performed in non-conventional spaces and schools. The Galaxy of Occupations promises to be an exciting, energetic, and exhilarating performance that reaches for the stars.

This show is presented in a series of performances in Tipperary schools and is not ticketed.


Warnings: none
Age: 7+
Running time: 25 mins

Conceived and created by: Róisín Whelan
Choreography by Róisín Whelan in collaboration with the cast
Cast: Ellie Marsh and Michael McEvoy
Composer: Aoife Kavanagh
Costume Design: Claire Smyth
Poem by: Áine Murray
Mentor: Jon Beney
Research and development: John Robinson and Joshua Scott
Stage Manager: Síle Mahon
Creative Producer: Michelle Cahill

The Galaxy of Occupations is a Tipperary Dance Commission funded by the Arts Council of Ireland under the Arts Grant scheme and a Production Commission from Dublin City Council Creative Hubs, with additional funding from The Strollers Network. Research and development for this production was funded by an Arts Council of Ireland Dance Bursary Award 2020 and supported by Tipperary Dance Fellowship 2020.


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