The Atomic Weight of Happiness

November 19 – 27, 2011

Photo by Lindsay Anne Black
Outstanding Dance Production, 2011 Dora Award Nominee

Bicycle-Powered Dance Theatre!

The Atomic Weight of Happiness
A production of Stand Up Dance 
Created by Meagan O’Shea & Andrea Donaldson
Performed by Meagan O’Shea
Designed by Lindsay Anne Black
Lighting by Michelle Ramsay

As a dancer born with 12 toes, Meagan O’Shea has always had to acknowledge her inner outcast. In The Atomic Weight of Happiness, she involves her audience in an hour-long experiment to arrest global warming; dissect, identify and measure the ingredients of each human emotion. Meagan O’ Shea is an engaging dance artist who has created a unique, funny and quirky  eco-inspired performance piece that weaves compelling dance and text.

“ Uplifting, energetic and totally out of the ordinary, Meagan O’Shea creates a highly amusing and unconventional theatre/dance performance that is bound to intrigue. “ -Theatre Mania

“This one of the most energetic and creative performances I’ve ever seen. O’Shea gets the audience completely involved in the work (we are instructed to laugh when she laughs as she peddles like a maniac).” -Theatre Mania

Recommended for ages 8+

Public performances
Saturday, November 19, 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 20, 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 26, 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 27, 2:00 PM

School performances
November 21 – 25
Daylong theatre and education programs available

For the second time, I’ve been nominated for the John Hirsch Directing Award through the Ontario Arts Council! I think that earns me a glass of wine tonight…


October 3, 2011

Going back to Ottawa next week for another intense workshop of the SPiLL project – fusing ASL, LSQ and English into a fully multi-lingual Deaf/hearing performance!