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INYB PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER- 8-10 DEC

Opening at a family Christmas party we follow Clara on her adventure with the Nutcracker. After a battle between the Nutcracker’s toy soldiers and mice led by the Rat King, Clara and the Nutcracker are guided through a snow blizzard in to the Land of the Sweets.

Here they watch and dance with the characters of national dances such as Chinese, Spanish and Arabian. The whole adventure finishes with a beautiful pas de deux. Clara awakes at the end in her home, was it all just a dream.

Read more and book tickets HERE.

BALLET IRELAND- THE NUTCRACKER SWEETIES-NATIONAL TOUR

This holiday season, the curtain rises on Ballet Ireland’s Nutcracker Sweeties, a re-telling of one of the world’s favourite Christmas ballets.

It’s a magical Christmas Eve. Ciara and her brother Fionn are on a shopping trip to a famous department store in Dublin. They wander off from their parents and the magic of Nutcracker and Christmas begins…  

The two are rescued by the Nutcracker doll who comes to life before they are surrounded by a glorious blizzard of snowflakes. The Sugar Plum fairy greets them leading Ciara into the kingdom of the sweets where the beautiful Christmas windows come to life.

Choreographed by Morgann Runacre-Temple, this exciting production of the festive classic performed by a cast of world-class dancers will appeal to audiences of all ages with its fairy-tale magic, beautiful costumes and a re-imagined Tchaikovsky score. A tale of wondrous adventure that combines to form one of the most delectable Christmas confections imaginable.

Gather with friends and family to experience the beauty and magic of ballet live on stage. After all, Christmas only begins once you’ve seen Ballet Ireland’s Nutcracker Sweeties!

Check out all the tour dates for November/December HERE.

ECHO ECHO DANCE- TWO SOLO SHOWS

Marbleface (Fri 25th Nov) is a dark, dreamy and magical dance theatre piece which explores themes of isolation, immigration and  ostracization. The piece plays with aspects of occult and supernatural horror as an outlet to explore deep and overwhelming emotions of Annika, the fictional protagonist.
This is a live performance that integrates film projection, emotional drama and visceral movement to tell the tragic tale of an exiled witch culminating in an anthology of poetic movement and text that invites us all to experience the world through Annika’s dark and twisted perspective.

How To Watch Dancing (Looking Away From The Naked Emperor) (Fri 2nd Nov) : In advance of touring to Sweden in December 2022 we offer another chance to see 'How To Watch Dancing (Looking Away From The Naked Emperor)'. This piece was premiered at the National Dance Centre in Bucharest in June 2018 as part of a week-long focus on the work of Steve Batts and his "poetic movement" approach to dance. It was created with the encouragement and support of Virginia Negru, director of the Bucharest Contact Improvisation Festival, and Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company.

There is more information on the Echo Echo website:
https://www.echoechodance.com/whatson/marbleface-by-yasmin-mello
https://www.echoechodance.com/whatson/how-to-watch-dancing-looking-away-from-the-naked-emperor

HORSE BY ANGIE SMALIS AND COLIN GEE

“Horse'' is a script-based performance featuring 5 dancers, a musician and a narrator. It is the second part of the “Persuasion” Trilogy, exploring themes of: Women and Power, Perspective and Crisis, and Nature and Alienation.

Actor Pius McGrath, in his narration, describes a single incident during a public health crisis from the perspectives of five people involved, while all of those perspectives are shifting and much of what’s said is speculative. Musician Andy Connolly performs electronic music tracks live as dance artists Angie Smalis, Colin Gee, Yumi Lee, Robert Jackson and Mark Carberry, embody the five people involved, dramatizing moments in the story as they struggle with the relativity of truth. Artist Martin Shannon’s hand drawn set design features pieces of a city street that is recognisable but out of all proportion.

Concept, Choreography and Dramaturgy- Angie Smalis and Colin Gee

Performance- Angie Smalis, Colin Gee, Robert Jackson, Yumi Lee, Mark Carberry, Andy Connolly, and Pius McGrath

Production Team- Martin Shannon, Giordana Giache, Kerrie Ahern, Emily Waters, Alina O’Shaughnessy and Dominik Kosicki

Initial development began with a 2021 Professional Development Award. The development and presentation of this work is made possible under the Arts Grant Funding, 2022 and the Limerick City and County Council Strategic Award, 2022. Supported by Dance Limerick and Dance Cork Firkin Crane.

Show: 24 November 2022

Venue: Dance Limerick, 1-2 John's Square

Time: 7.30 PM

Tickets: €15/12 at www.dancelimerick.ie

LONG SONGS BY COMPANY PHILLIP CONNAUGHTON- 14-17 DEC

Company Philip Connaughton returns with a provocative and seductive new dance work exploring the infinite possibilities of love.

Love Songs brings together a beguiling cast of eight intergenerational performers, collectively looking to an imagined future for answers to an unknown past - and all bent on entertaining.

Premiering December 14-17th at Project Arts Centre, in association with Once Off Productions, Project Arts Centre, and Cork Opera House, Love Songs takes a deep dive into the glorious undefinable while tethered firmly to a love song.

After a year of dazzling audiences with No Control, Party Scene and WAKE, Love Songs sees Connaughton return again to his own dance company bringing his unique vision to this, his most ambitious work to date.

Tickets: HERE

UMAKOKO PRESENTS WAVE-THE NEW CHAPTER- 3RD DEC                                       

WAVE is a fresh outlook on stage performance, with dance and music in the spotlight. 

WAVE combines elementsof light, sound, storytelling and movement. We reunited over 20 artists, including musicians, DJs and dancers, to create a thrilling performance showcasing the talent of Irish artistic community. 

Come witness this spectacle with us, the WAVE that we have decided to evoke.

WAVE started with a mutual dream to create a dance show, where we could showcase the potential of the many talented people that crossed our path in Ireland. 

We came to Ireland looking for a place to call home...and we found it in our community. 

⏰ Date: 3rd of December - 8:30PM- The Button Factory

�� Tickets: €25 - €30 - LINK IN BIO!

Tickets: HERE

UP-CLOSE BY MÓNICA MUÑOZ- AUTUMN SCHOOL TOUR

UP-CLOSE by Mónica Muñoz is going on tour to primary schools across the country. UP-CLOSE: An energetic dance piece for audiences 7+ ,where two strangers meet, connect and celebrate their new friendship.  UP-CLOSE is about trusting each other, building resilience together, and letting go of the past. Designed for two dancers and a car tyre, blending contemporary, street dance styles with circus skills, peppered with good humour and raw energy UP-CLOSE appeals to the liveness of children and ignites our yearning for physical contact. 

UP-CLOSEis supported by a Touring Award from the Arts Council in association with 9 venues across the country Baboro International Children's Festival, Glor, Hawk's Well Sligo, Uillin Dance Season, Roscommon Arts Centre, Riverbank Arts Centre, Draoicht, The Civic and The Ark.

Links to booking this show in different venues- see HERE

THE GALAXY OF OCCUPATIONS BY ROISÍN WHELAN DANCE- OCT & NOV

What do you want to be when you grow up? An Astronaut, A Brain Surgeon, The President!

With big ambition, anything is possible. Created especially with children in mind The Galaxy of Occupations is an exciting, energetic, and exhilarating performance that reaches for the stars.

The Galaxy of Occupations is a new production by Carlow based choreographer and dance artist Róisín Whelan inspired by a children’s poem by author and teacher Áine Murray. Presented in Róisín’s signature style of creative narrative contemporary dance with two exceptionally skilled dancers in costumes designed by Claire Smyth, a graduate of the Royal School of Needlework. The show can be presented in Irish or English language.

Commissioned by Tipperary Dance and a Production Commission from Dublin City Council Creative Hubs.

Research and development for this production was funded by an Arts Council of Ireland Dance Bursary Award, 2020 and supported by Tipperary Dance Fellowship 2020

To book tickets see HERE

GO TO BLAZES BY DAVID BOLGER: 9-20 NOV 2022 

“O, Rocks!”  In a meaty delicacy that ignites the senses, David Bolger’s evocative response to Ulysses Episode 4 probes dual realities to create an experimental dance performance installation of unsettling, voluptuous beauty.  Each audience member will be treated to a unique live and 180° virtual reality experience, designed to linger long after they have left the landmark building of 42 Fairview Strand.

Commissioned by and presented in collaboration with Ulysses2.2 – funded through an OPEN CALL award from Arts Council Ireland.  Find out more at www.ulysses22.ie

More info: https://coisceim.com/ulyssesepisode4/

SlowMo - Instant Dissidence (Online Film)

Instant Dissidence continues to work to widen the access of its dance work to audiences with specific needs. As part of our SlowMo tour we created a digital version of the work (SlowMo Digital - Italy): a work commissioned by Fondazione Romaeuropa and Perform Europe.

We created 3 dance films, and then we worked in partnership with The Blindsight Project to create the accessible versions of each of the films (audio described and subtitled), both in Italian and in English.

View the films, and more information HERE