Dance Artist in Residence Documentary - Erica Borges

Dance Ireland were delighted to partner with dance artist and youth dance specialist Erica Borges on a dance programme in Dublin 1 for children and young people, funded by the Arts Council’s Dance Artist Residency Scheme.

Erica worked with St. Laurence O’Toole Primary School and Ballybough Youth Services, and curated a youth dance day in DanceHouse on Friday 8 April 2022.

Youth Dance Day included performances from youth dance groups, including DYDC, Ohr Dance Company and College of Dance; a workshop led by dance artist Rachel Sheils; and a panel discussion featuring Erica, Ciaran Gray, Seóna Ni Bhriain and Louise Costelloe.

This opportunity allowed us to engage with our local community, highlight excellence in youth dance practice, and understand more about how we can connect local children to dance.

"Dance is a redemptive and authentic celebration of life expressed through freedom. As a dancer and youth dance leader, my goal is to facilitate original expression of movement, generated through creativity and liberation." - Erica Borges

Film by Kristian Mantalvanos, Mofriz Media
Images by Niall Cahill Photography, of Youth Day Dance 2022