Selma Daniel is a dance artist and choreographer, with an MA in Contemporary Dance Performance from the University of Limerick. She has over 20 years of experience in dance performance, choreography and education.
She is a dance artist interested in investigating dance for young audiences. Her aim is 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, often exploring topics of identity, gender, feminism, culture and equality.
In early 2019, Selma founded the LittleLion Dance Theatre.
Selma premiered OutWall in Solstice at Culture Night in October 2021. Check out the video below!
OutWall is an outdoor dance performance that investigates the challenges of being inside the walls during lockdown and re-exploring our new freedom outside, through architecture and dance
"We live surrounded by physical and invisible walls, so many walls that rose throughout human history, political walls, social walls, emotional walls.. We are protected and divided by these walls. These solid structures that still rise between us. China's walls, Ireland's Medieval castle walls, the poetic ‘The Wall’ of Pink Floyd to the wall that I create for you, there is one wall that we all have been experiencing since March 2020, the pandemic wall… the walls of our homes, the wall of social distance and the walls of divided nations. Reflecting upon human survival and the skills needed to become a dominant species, I wonder how we can narrow these gaps." - Selma Daniel
OutWall was presented by Meath County Council Arts Office under the Local Live Performance Scheme, in association with Solstice Arts Centre.
Paper Plane celebrates this diversity and the different “shapes” that families make in their own lives. With original music/soundscape and a highly visual set design, Paper Plane is a poetic 45 minute dance theatre performance with 4 adults and 2 children portraying modern families, sharing true stories from a child's perspective, embodying trust and care, commitment and friendship, it is about LOVE and hard work. Paper Plane premiered at Solstice in October 2021, check out the photos below!