Regan is a performing artist, vocal coach and educator. Her work has been performed throughout Ireland and Europe. She has lectured in performance studies and taught vocal and movement practices at school and post graduate level.
At the heart of Regan O'Brien's work are the questions of flow, connection and transformation. She has developed a performance practice using body-voice as a vibratory medium that inter-relates art, health, and social change.
Recently Regan is focused on developing immersive, relational performance installations and environments which position the audience at the centre of their own experience. Regan's practice includes sea swimming as a way of noticing the melody in her environment; Connecting with the buoyant, integrated body and the layers and patterns of transformative motion continuously experiencing their own becoming. Regan’s body-voice practice is a confluence of contemporary theatre and dance vocabulary, extended vocals, spoken and written word and song emerging and developing through live performance interventions and often combined with interactive technology and music.
Weaving visual, performance and digital arts Regan focuses on choreography as it applies to participatory processes, song writing, collaboration and the growth and relational qualities of creative ideas. Social Choreography within a dramatic performance framework. The main components of her work include creating propositions for audience participation, creative research through live experimentation, music and the body in a state-of-song.
Regan's artistic aims are to stimulate new perceptions of the performer's role in society, be part of generating a critical, challenging and nurturing relationship to the continuous unfolding of live performance. To develop a personally sustainable practice which can be placed in dynamic relation to the social landscape and help build understanding and respect for artistic practice.