Family Flow, Family Fly – A celebration of Family on National Drawing Day

Saturday 15th May


Duration 1 hour

Suitable for all the family

family flow, family fly is a dive into the beauty of the contemporary family. Using drawing and movement as forms of expression, dance artist Selma Daniel will show you how to move together before using your array of magical colours to draw you and you family, those you have been closest too when schools were closed, work was done from the kitchen table and we all had to stay at home together.

What you need:

  • Your family or at least one adult to join in the fun

  • Comfortable clothes

  • A little bit of space for moving and grooving

  • Paper, the bigger the better but A4 is perfect too

  • Colourful drawing materials such as crayons, colouring pencils, pastels or even paint but remember to dress for mess!

This workshop is part of Selma Daniel’s research project Paper Planes, which will culminate in a new Dance Theatre show for families in the Autumn at Solstice. The picture you create during this workshop is important, and Selma has asked you share it as part of her research. After the workshop, you can send it to Deirdre here at and you never know, it may become part of the show, or displayed on our website for all to see and celebrate.

Here you can take a look at some of the pictures Selma has already collected:

Please contact Deirdre if you have any questions about the use of your child’s drawing.

This on-line workshop will take place through Zoom and will be recorded for safety and documentation purposes. Its recording will not be shared with any third party.

About Selma Daniel

Associate Dance Artist at Solstice, Selma Daniel is a 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 founded Little Lion Dance Theatre in 2019. Here she explores her passion in dance for young audiences, creating socially engaging dance performance for screen, stage and public spaces. 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 spaces

About Selma’s research – Paper Planes

There is one thing that makes EVERY family a family… and that is LOVE!

The family, regardless of its shape or configuration, is a place for the construction of personal and social identity. Through this project Paper Planes, Selma aims to celebrate the diversity of families and encourage acceptance and inclusion in children’s relationships. Supported by Solstice and the Arts Council of Ireland’s YPCE Project Award 2020 this research will culminate in a new Dance Theatre show for families in the Autumn at Solstice. 

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