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Happy Christmas!

The Corn Exchange invites you to a special workshop to revitalise your body and mind for the year ahead in one of the best studios in the country.

Restore and Explore - A Workshop for the New Year

January 5th to 9th, 2015

10am to 4pm Monday through Friday

Dance Studio, Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin


Combining Yoga, Meditation, Voice Work, Movement and Ensemble Theatre Practice, this workshop invites you to reconnect you to yourself and your creativity.

This workshop is designed for performers but welcomes yogis, artists, teachers and makers who wish to deepen their practice or just try something new. The day’s structure will see each morning with a yoga and meditation practice, followed by vocal work and work toward various movement and improvisation games and exercises that put play into action. Each afternoon will explore a particular discipline of Voice, Movement or Physical Theatre.

The point of focus is to expand your awareness and help focus your attention on your creative intentions for your year.

Join an incredible exciting group of actors and performers with Annie Ryan for Yoga, Movement and Ensemble Improvisation with guest teachers including: Lou Horgan and Kathy Scott, Yoga, Andrea Ainsworth, Voice and Feldencris, Ruth McGill, Yoga and Voice and Justine Cooper, Movement.

Email with an update of a CV or description of your work and practice. Accepting applications right through Christmas.

Have a great one!


The Corn Exchange are thrilled bringing Dublin Theatre Festival hit A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing back for a limited run.

4 - 14 Feb, Project Arts Centre
17 - 21 Feb, The Mac Belfast
27 - 28 Feb, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray

Aoife Duffin's “powerhouse performance" listed 3rd in Susannah Clapp's Top Ten Performances of 2014, The Observer

“Duffin’s exceptional portrayal is the best of her career” The Irish Times

*****The Guardian *****The Observer ***** The Financial Times
*****The Sunday Times

Thanks to everyone who participated in December Workshops! Photos to come!

Look out for exciting workshops in January and March 2015!

“My experience as a company member has been essential to my development as a performer: I continue to be uniquely challenged and stretched by Annie’s demand for detail and total application.” Derbhle Crotty

“Working with Corn Exchange was crucial to my own development as both an actor and a writer. Their commitment to and unique style of actor training and development, coupled with the immersive worlds of pure storytelling that they explore in their work were vital to my own creative evolution.” Mark O’Halloran

“This technique creates amazing space for play; where the actor is invited to work in a world with endless possibilities and vast imagination while maintaining deep focus and clarity. It is rare that one learns so much while workshopping with a company and I have found their fundamental principles applicable to all of my subsequent endeavours as a performer.” Louise White

“You provided a space of absolute love and fun and creativity and I am really grateful, personally and professionally. There are so many wonderful people in this city to play with and the workshop made me realise how important it is to meet up with one another and explore what we can do with a mountain of energy and a bit of make-up!” Carla Bredin

“The work is specific, subversive and humane. It is exhilarating and challenging to explore as a performer and delightful to behold as a viewer.” Marian Quinn

Great images from the Feb 14 Workshop:

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