Minister Madigan launches Cruinniú na nÓg 2020

Ireland’s national day of free creative activities for children and young people, Saturday 13th June 2020

Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht today (5th May 2020) announced details of Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, Ireland’s national day of free creative activities for children and young people under the age of 18. Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 is a collaboration between the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the Creative Ireland Programme, local authorities and RTÉ, and is part of the Government’s #InThisTogether campaign which is supporting everyone to stay connected, stay active and look after our physical and mental wellbeing.

As part of the Government’s #InThisTogether campaign, the Creative Ireland Programme and RTÉ will bring Cruinniú na nÓg online for 2020

Dance Ireland are delighted to produce an original film showcase for young dancers in Ireland for Cruinniu na nÓg 2020, created in the most unusual circumstances.

Dancing from a Distance will feature up to 25 dancers who will each devise a dance solo across different locations, styles and circumstances throughout Ireland, capturing a unique moment in time to create a dance film.

Dancers will be sourced through a wide network of youth dance companies and groups and we will bring together a creative team to support the project; commissioning an Irish choreographer and composer and working in collaboration with Invisible Thread films.

We look forward to sharing this with a wider audience, celebrating the creativity, talent and passion of young dance artists.