School Workshops: Animal Grooves 18 - 21 Jun 2024

After a visit to The Beautiful Beasts Exhibition viewing the mighty creatures, travel to a sensory jungle with dance artist Mónica Muñoz in this playful dance and movement workshop for younger class groups.

The animals are waking up! We will explore lots of different and exciting animals from this faraway place and discover how they move.

Stamp like an elephant, creep like a tiger, wiggle like a snake, hop like a frog... What animal moves can you come up with? We will twist, tumble, bounce and boogie!

*These workshops are relaxed and we welcome ASD groups and/or children with additional needs.

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About Mónica Muñoz...

Monica Muñoz is a dancer, performance-maker and educator originally from Barcelona and based in Dublin since 2014. She graduated at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen/Germany and completed an MA in Dance Education at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. As a dancer, she worked for over 20 years throughout Europe and across the globe. Recently, The Ark selected her to participate in an artists’ lab as part of the PUSH+ Creative Europe project for artists working with young audiences. She recently received a YPCE Bursary Award from the Arts Council to undertake a research period about dance for and with children in the early years. She was The Ark’s John Coolahan Early Years Artist in Residence 2021/22.

Curricular Links

This workshop links in with the Listening and Responding strand units of the Music curriculum. It fosters a sense of creativity and appreciation of music and sound through dance. It also links to physical education in terms of exploring, creating and performing dance.