Making Waves

Jess Rowell


Wed 18 Oct - Fri 20 Oct

To book this event please call the Town Hall Theatre on 091 569777.

In this magical voyage the audience and performers set sail in search of hidden treasure, encountering rolling waves, sparkling fish and swooping gulls along the way.

Making Waves is an immersive multi-sensory dance theatre performance, designed specifically for children aged 8 to 13 years with mild to more complex needs. The audience members are seated in pods representing boats on stage, which enables everyone to become part of the adventure. These pods are suitable for wheelchair users.

Funded by The Arts Council with support from Draíocht, Blanchardstown, Axis Ballymun, Riverbank Arts Centre & Mermaid Arts Centre. Originally produced by Draíocht, Blanchardstown in 2021 as part of Jess Rowell’s dance residency supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

Online booking is not available for this performance. Please call the Town Hall Theatre on 091 569777 to book tickets to the public performance at 4pm on Thursday 19 October.

Jess Rowell is supported by Meitheal: A Branar Initiative 2022-2023.

Jess Rowell is an inclusive dance artist, facilitator and maker of multisensory dance theatre for young people with additional needs based in Ireland. Inclusivity is at the heart of her practice and she is committed to making dance accessible. She has performed, collaborated and directed work in both professional and community contexts for over 13 yrs. Jess completed a three year dance residency (2020-2022) in Draíocht, Blanchardstown supported by Arts Council Ireland, during which time her work was documented and presented on film, stage and live on RTE national news. She was awarded a YPCE Bursary and Touring Award from the Arts Council in 2022 and recently received a Cruinniú na nÓg 2023 commission from Creative Ireland. Jess is very proud to be supported by Meitheal: A Branar Initiative 2022-2023.

Venue | O'Donoghue Theatre, University of Galway

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