UL Graduate and Professional Studies Webinar Series – 19 June 2020

Ana Hassett is delighted to be presenting on this webinar series organised by the Graduate and Professional Studies from the University of Limerick. Her presentation is about Career Planning – something every student needs!

Joint ICTM/SMI Annual Postgraduate Conference 2020

An exciting event bringing music and arts postgraduate students from all over the world to present and discover new insights in music studies, in a welcoming and friendly environment.

University of Limerick Research Week 2019

Your Career as an Adventure with Ana Camillo and Kara O’Brien, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Camillo is a PhD candidate whose research is the embodiment of culture within a festival/ritual context.  O’Brien is a singer, scholar, artist manager and founder of RootsStrings Management which focuses on supporting emerging artists and helping them build sustainable careers in the music industry.  

This presentation would ask participants to think about their career and life the way they would an adventure story. We will explore ways to approach your career plan as an exciting chance to build your ideal life. Beginning with creating your own definition for success, this presentation will take participants through various strategies to find the right allies and opportunities, create milestones, and overcome inevitable challenges. 

World Women’s Day Cerebration at the Irish World Academy

Spanish documentary Alalá (Irish première)

“Flamenco is a space for knowledge, transformation and freedom”

Alalá (‘Joy’ in Caló) is a documentary which offers a social portrait of a well-known Seville quarter (Las Tres Mil Viviendas) which usually appears in the media in a negative light. In recent years, this neighbourhood has been transformed into a multicultural space, where, despite difficulties and disadvantages, joy is ever present.

The documentary focuses on a music school for children, where flamenco is used as the language for education. The school is the result of the efforts and commitment of renowned guitarist Emilio Caracafé, who, together with other artists, offers in Alalá his personal vision of this neighbourhood, where flamenco becomes a source of opportunities and social transformation. (For more information, see

The film will be followed by a roundtable discussion, to which our own Ana Hassett has been invited to participate!

Creating Space Performance at Dance Theatre of Ireland

“Singing History and Dancing Pride”                                    

Persecuted and mistreated for centuries, it has been through singing their history and dancing their pride that the Spanish gypsies maintained their identity and notion of selfhood. 

In this Spanish gypsy dance solo I aim to present the gypsy peoples’ embodied pain and suffering transformed into strength, resilience, and enjoyment in order to maintain – and reinforce – their identity: a gypsy as opposed to a Spaniard.