Education


Kieran has developed and delivered a number of community projects all of which focus on the Body in some way.

CURRENT:

Magic Me

DIGITAL INTIMACY FLYER

Kieran will be the lead artist on a project called Digital Intimacy which he has been developing since the creation of We2 in 2011. This project is in partnership with Age Concern Camden and Gendered Intelligence, more information coming soon…

Access All Areas

Kieran has designed and delivered a project called Spinning Yarn with Alrick Guyler for adults with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. This project is revolutionary in its approach to multi sensory work and is an evolving part of Kieran’s movement practice drawing on the processes described in authentic movement, intensive interaction and contact improvisation.

Glyndebourne Productions Ltd

Kieran has worked as the movement artist for Glyndebourne Education department since 2011 delivering a range of projects allowing young people to access opera who may not usually be exposed to this work. Highlights of this role have included being the Lead Director for the Glyndebourne Young Voices day in November 2012 directing 130 young people in collaboration with other Glyndebourne artists in a site specific opera devised in a day. Kieran was the overall Movement Director for Til the Summer Comes Again, the Christmas Youth Opera concert and has developed and delivered a number of training sessions for tutors in movement direction for the education department.

PAST

Rushmore Primary School 2010 – 2011

KSDT were resident at Rushmore Primary School developing their pioneering creative movement sessions in early years, foundation and key stage 2 phases of the school.

In 2011 Kieran also curated  a festival of ethnically diverse dance, food, poetry and music at Rushmore Primary School.This was supported by a strong family learning strand along side a professional DJ and Chinese dance artist visting the school.

What We’ve DONE

Rushmore Primary School – Change School – A New Direction

In 2011 KSDT were resident at Rushmore Primary School for a second consecutive year developing a resource called Communication In Action which looked at linking literacy, PSHE, numeracy and science with creative movement using a visual, written and video format. They also engaged in a creative project with year four exploring the notion of breath and light with award winning lighting designer Natasha Chivers.

For a copy of the DVD resource please contact education@kieransheehan.com

 

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From May – June 2010 we undertook a project with Rushmore Primary School who are part of a three year Change School initiative which is managed by A New Direction and funded by Creative Partnerships.

We delivered an exciting dance theatre project called Aspirations Through Movement. The project has focused on working with year two students, their families and teachers to develop a performance with professional artists which was be shown at the Rich Mix on the 12th June

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Transformation Fund: Kieran was the Co-Programme Leader for Creative Junction and Slough Borough Council’s Learning Revolution Transformation Fund. This is an informal adult learning scheme working with 16 organisations on 10 adult learning projects throughout Slough in 2010.

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Children Together: 2008 – 2010 Kieran developed a project called Children Together with iceandfire which uses his movement practice to develop family cohesion, relaxation, socialisation and language skills within refugee and asylum seeker families. To read more about this project please follow this link: www.iceandfire.co.uk/participation/children-together

  • CP West Sussex at Fordwater School using drama and story telling to improve the learning of key stage three and four children with profound and multiple learning difficulties. Special Schools
    Fordwater Special School: How can we effectively deliver our curriculum and use our school environment more creatively through performing arts?
    Fordwater is a special school with students with severe learning and physical disabilities. The Starfish Class (Key Stage 2) was identified as having real difficulty in working collaboratively and were chosen to work on this project. Students were involved from the outset in the recruitment process through which Kieran Sheehan, a dance practitioner, was appointed to work on the project. Through dance and experimentation with the use of props and multi-sensory stimuli (water, for example), Kieran led staff and students through an exploration of performance as a means to accessing story-telling and experiential learning. Kieran also worked with staff to develop the use of the sensory room more creatively for students with profound and moderate learning difficulties (PMLD) through drama techniques. Part of the legacy of this project was the development of a ‘toolkit of ideas’ for teachers; a written record of techniques used during the project and suggestions as to how staff and students might develop these together. Two films have also been produced to document the project from the point of view of both student groups.
  • CP Northamptom at Loatlands Primary School using new media and dance to develop creative writing amongst key stage two children who noted as high achievers.
  • CP Birmingham at Cotteridge Junior and Infants School exploring the function of outdoor learning in Early Years and Foundation Stage and constructing an outdoor instillation.

Kieran has also worked for an organisation called Multistory delivering ‘Dance and Movement’ to Early Years settings in Sandwell and Dudley between 2007 and 2009. KSDT delivered the teacher training aspect of the Sandwell based programme called Time To Talk educating teachers on the use of creativity within their setting. lightfoot resource guide

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