Bernadette Divilly is a Choreographer, Dance Movement Therapist & Dancer with an MA in Somatic Psychology & Dance Movement Therapy. She has an extensive background in Health Education and Dance.
Specialisations include: Socially Engaged Choreography, Contemplative Dance, Dance Movement Therapy, Somatic Psychology, Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy.
Bernadette has been recognised by IACAT with a Certificate of Achievement for pioneering Dance Movement Therapy in Ireland.Witness Me Walk was published in the Journal of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists 2013.
Bernadette has spent time at the Naropa University exploring choreographic composition with Prof. Barbara Dilley whose teaching emphasizes “embodied awareness” through dance/movement studies, creative compositional processes and the disciplines of meditation.
Another area of current investigation is Public Shaming and Institutionalised abuse, reversing shame and reclaiming the intelligence of the body through public art making.
In collaboration with film maker Dr. Maria Gibbons, Bernadette has recently made a short video on urban design and pedestrian experience in Woodquay and is currently developing “Walking Wisdom Woodquay”, an Arts Participation Project which is supported by The Arts Council and the Galway City Council Architect Office.