I am a Dancer and Choreographer.
I am sensitive, intuitive and a self-motivated Dance Artist.
"For me, Dance is one way to transcend the Soul."
Selma Daniel is a Dance Artist and Choreographer, with a MA in Contemporary Dance Performance from University of Limerick, combined with over 20 years experience in dance performance, choreography and education.
Selma is presenting her full dance theatre production for young audience and family. Funded by Arts Council and supported by Dance Ireland, Draíocht and Riverbank, A-do-le-TA! is a dance theatre piece that joyously explores friendship and play for children aged 3 – 6. To make A-do-le-TA! Selma collaborated with Award Winner of two Irish Times Best Set-Design Awards Sabine Dargent, Raymond Keane as Dramaturg Raymond is a founding member of multi award winning Barabbas Theatre Company, original music and live performance of Paddy Groenland, dancers Sara Ryan and Deirdre Griffin and light designer Sebatian Pizarro. A-do-le-TA! had Irish premier in May 2019 at Draíocht and will be performed at Riverbank in September 2019. Early 2019 Selma founded ‘LittleLion Dance Theatre’.
As a choreographer Selma had also toured three dance pieces and produced two short dance films, screened as part of Light Moves Festival and Dunamaise Dance Platform.
In 2018 Selma performed and taught creative dance at Cruinniú na nÓg. In 2013 Selma performed her solo Inside Things at Creating Spaces (Dance Theatre of Ireland), New Movements (Dance Ireland), Fusion Platform, (Imagine Festival, Waterford), Mamuska night (I.F. O.N.L.Y. Festival), and An Damhsa: Laois Dance Platform. In 2010, Selma was commissioned by Maximum Exposure Festival to create a site specific dance solo called A Toast.
As performer/collaborator Selma has performed with Myriad Dance Company in PolkaDot and Project 101. PolkaDot, a dance work created for young audiences was toured in schools and theaters in Wexford, Wicklow and the Midlands. Escape from the Dead Zoo, this site-specific family show was performed as part of ABSOLUT Dublin Fringe 2010. She has also worked with Brazilian dance companies, where she toured Japan, Europe and South America.
Selma Daniel is a dance artist interested in investigate dance for young audiences, to create socially engaging dance for screen, stage and the public space. She uses the body, visual imagery and props to create thought provoking and visually stimulating dance experiences. Her work is dynamic and highly visually driven, often exploring topics of identity, gender, feminism, culture, equality and site-specific public space.
As educator has been developing workshops specially tailored for families and children of all ages, she had facilitated dance workshops in Cruinniú na nÓg 2018 and 2019, Kaleidoskope Family Festival and preschools around kildare and Dublin areas. Selma is also part of the Brazilian Mother's association in Ireland (AMBI) and is involved in various events with them, hosting Afro-Brazilian Dance Workshops for children. AMBI in partnership with the Department of Justice and Equality, had created the project 'Brazil in Your School', it is a series of workshops that take place in Dublin schools to promote Brazilian culture and also intercultural relations through art and sports. As part of this project AMBI offers Capoeira and Afro-Brazilian Dance workshops and Selma is a official dance facilitator for this project.
Other awards that Selma had received are 2018 Arts Council YPCE Bursary, 2017 Kildare County Council Arts and Act Grant and 2014 Bursary award from Fingal County Council. Also in 2017 Selma was ‘Associate Dance Artist’ as part of Ailish Claffey’s Dancer in Residency at McCauley Place, Naas, Kildare.