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 an Associate Dance Artist with Solstice Arts Centre, with over 20 years’ experience in dance performance, choreography and education.
As a choreographer Selma has toured her work nationally and internationally and produced short dance films which have been screened as part of Light Moves Festival of Screendance and Dunamaise Dance Platform. In 2022 Selma will choreograph for the new work of Traditional Theatre/Music Company for young audience Ceol Connected.
Selma’s recent productions include: Paper Plane (Oct 2021 premiere), about family diversity for young audiences supported by the Arts Council of Ireland's YPCE Project Award 2020 and OutWall (Sept 2021 premiere), a dance piece for public spaces that investigates self-isolation and architecture. OutWall premiered as part of Culture Night, presented by Meath County Council Arts Office under the Local Live Performance Scheme in association with Solstice Arts Centre.
In 2019 Selma founded LittleLion Dance Theatre company which produced a Dance Theatre show (A-do-le-TA!) for young audiences supported by the Arts Council Project Award 2019. AdoleTA! was further developed for a screen format and toured in Shanghai International Children's Festival, China in 2021 as well as in Festivals and schools around Ireland. This tour was a co-production with Solstice and funded by Culture Ireland.
2013 Selma had performed her solo ‘Inside Things’ at, Creating Spaces (Dance Theatre of Ireland), New Movements (Dance Ireland), Fusion Platform, (Imagine Festival, Waterford, Ireland), 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 named ‘A Toast’.
As performer/collaborator Selma performed Myriad Dance Company’s piece named ‘PolkaDot’ and ‘Project 101’. ‘PolkaDot’ which was a Dance work created for young audience was toured in schools and Theaters around Co. Wexford and Co. Wicklow and Midlands; ‘Scape from the Dead Zoo', Choreographer Monika Biernak, Directed by Fionn Kdney & Caroline, costumes created by Ger Clancy. This was a Site-Specific family show performed as part of ABSOLUT Fringe 2010, Dublin Ireland, among others works from Brazilian’s dance companies, where she toured extensively in Japan, Europe and South America.
As a performer, Selma has performed her solo Inside Things for Creating Spaces (Dance Theatre of Ireland), New Movements (Dance Ireland), Fusion Platform, (Imagine Festival, Waterford, Ireland), 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 named ‘A Toast’.
Selma’s performer/collaborations credits include PolkaDot and Project 101 with Myriad Dance Company for young audiences which toured in schools and theaters around Co. Wexford and Co. Wicklow and Midlands; Scape from the Dead Zoo choreographed by Monika Biernak as part of ABSOLUT Fringe 2010.
Selma holds an MA in Contemporary Dance Performance from University of Limerick.
As an educator, Selma has been developing workshops specially tailored for families and children of all ages and for child care facilitators. She has facilitated dance workshops for Cruinniú na nÓg, Kaleidoskope Family Festival, The Ark, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board|Station Road, Solstice Artes Centre and preschools around Kildare, Meath 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.