2024 Offsite @ CoisCéim Artists Announced 

Artists participating in the Offsite @CoisCéim Residency 2024: L to R clockwise, Annie Brown, Virgo Moon Burlesque; Adanya Gilmore; Renn Miano, BLACKMAGICRAWr; Nick Nikolaou and Safire Hikari.


Irish Theatre Institute in association with CoisCéim Dance Theatre is delighted to announce the artists participating in the Offsite @ CoisCéim Residency 2024. The residencies give theatre makers, particularly those whose work has elements of movement, a dedicated short-term space and resources for physical expression and experimentation. 

This offer went out through an open call. Thank you to the artist panel for their time and generous consideration: Ois O’Donoghue and Raymond Keane. 


2024 Offsite @ CoisCéim  Artists 

Annie Brown, Virgo Moon Burlesque

Residency: 10 – 14 June 2024 

Annie Brown is a writer and performer based in Limerick City. Annie’s mother promised her that if she got good grades in school, she could run away with the circus if it made her happy. Annie didn’t take her mother up on this offer, but rather, became a one-woman circus of her own. Annie graduated with a BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies in 2021 and has since established herself as a neo-burlesque artist, performing across Ireland and developing a unique and authentic style with a wide-ranging thematic focus. She will be using the Off-Site @ Coiscéim Residency to develop a new solo work called CABARET MANIFESTO. 

Adanya Gilmore

Residency: 17 – 21 June 2024 

Adanya Gilmore is a multidisciplinary artist and performer. Her place of origin is the unceded territory of the Piscataway and Nacotchtank peoples (Washington, D.C.). Their work is largely improvisatory and explores divergent, goofy, and queer narrative dance from a Black femme-nist perspective. More recently their movement experiments with intersections between generating character and cultural commentary. They are a recent MFA graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has worked with artists such as Jennifer Monson, Tere O’Connor, Dr. Cynthia Oliver, Gina T’ai, Christine Johnson, Ching-i Chang and jess pretty. Her writing has been published by the Humanities Research Institute at UIUC and the Chicago publication Sixty Inches From Center. For this residency, Adanya will delve into a creative process that explores how improvisation, critical thinking skills and dance theatre interact with one another. 


Residency: 4 – 8 November 2024 

BLACKMAGICRAWr is an afro futurist exploration of weaving ancestral storytelling accompanied by present time responsive work/s through movement, backdropped by sonics and voice/breathwork. This ongoing focus on grounding the body and reenergizing stillness has accumulated in performances at: IMMA, Nuns Island, Live Collision, CCI Paris and The Complex. For this residency, Cami, Osaro, Renn, along with their A/V collaborator Sal, hope to delve further into their project and create a repertoire of body poems. 

Nick Nikolaou 

Residency: 2 – 6 December 2024 

Nick is an Irish-based contemporary dance and queer artist. They graduated with First Class Honours from the MA in Contemporary Dance Performance at the University of Limerick, and they have performed with various companies in Ireland, Greece and many countries around Europe. Their research, since 2020, is around club and queer spaces and their importance on a person’s existence and comfort. For this research, they had the support of mentors such as Liz Roche, Philip Connaughton, Emma Martin and Tonie Walsh. Their latest endeavour is being a producer and resident performer for Dublin Modular, an artist-run organisation primarily hosting all types of live electronic music and visual arts meetups, workshops, talks and performances throughout Dublin City, with various events lined up. In Dublin Modular, they have integrated the element of dance performance and theatrical performance in all their events since they joined. 

Safire Hikari

Residency: 9 – 13 December 2024 

Safire Hikari is a dancer, circus performer and teacher of various movement forms and theatre. They studied circus, dance and performance in Greentop and acrobatics in Polinchinelo acrobatic shcool in Sheffield and Liverpool. They studied contemporary dance and theatre for 3 years at Companhia Olga Roriz as well as developing in contact improvisation and vertical dance in Lisbon. Safire teaches in diverse groups around Europe. Including aerial and dance in the IACC in Limerick, Greise theatre in Kildare, aerial dance in The Circus Project in Brighton and inclusive dance in Ajuda in Lisbon. They have performed with diverse groups Including: Urban Angels, Fidget Feet, High Top Circus, B-Collective, Aeritiko, Jazzy Dance Studios, Chapitô, Trincheira Teatro, Marionet, Magma Banda and Cirque Normandie. Safire is currently creating their own work a dance duet, a dance acrobatics duet, a contemporary dance aerial rope duet and a dance quartet. Safire has been practicing, teaching and performing for over 10 years and adores experiencing, expressing & sharing the magic of the arts and the healing it brings. For this residency, Safire will develop a new piece called ‘Shift’, a duet that is a combination of physical theatre, acrobatics and contemporary dance.  



Ois O’Donoghue 

Ois O’Donoghue is an interdisciplinary Theatre Maker, Writer, Producer and Co-Founder of Jaxbanded Theatre. Her play HYPER debuted at the 2023 Dublin Fringe Festival and was nominated for both the Fishamble New Writing Award and The George Fitzmaurice Award. HYPER will tour to Summerhall this August as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She is also currently a part of Bewley’s Cafe Theatre’s Percolate play development programme 2024-2026. Along with this Ois is the Company Manager of United Fall. Her newest piece will debut at Cork Midsummer Festival in June 2024 as part of Landmark’s Theatre For One: This Ireland.  

Raymond Keane 

Founding member of multi award winning Barabbas Theatre Company. Raymond’s work as actor and director has appeared on almost every Irish Theatre and on international stages from the UK, France, Denmark, Africa, Japan, New Zealand and U.S.A.  He has collaborated with Sarah Jane Scaife in CompanySJ. Recent performances include Ulysses at The Abbey 2018 & 2019, Theatre Lovett/Irish National Opera/Abbey Theatre’s production of Hansel & Gretel, BrokenCrow’s Our Tethered Kin at The Abbey and The Settling at Cork Midsummer Festival 2023, Brú Theatre Company’s Not a Word at Galway International Arts. He played the title role ‘La Loba’ in the Macnas Parade Cnámha La Loba. Recent directing includes More Rope by Billy Roche, The Long Christmas Dinner, Abbey/Peacock Stage. No Magic Pill by Christian O’Reilly at Dublin Theatre Festival, An Ant Called Amy by Julie Sharkey Barbaró 2023 and Imaginate 2024. He teaches Theatre of Clown at Trinity College Dublin, The Lir Academy and Gaiety School of Acting and regularly mentors artists from theatre, dance and opera.