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Carlow Arts Festival 5-9 June, 2024

A vibrant week of Visual arts, live perfoemance and creative connection. 

The 45th edition of Carlow Arts Festival provides a carefully curated, wonderfully eclectic, multi-disciplinary arts programme. Comprising of local, national and international artists, the festival presents work from a wide array of art forms including dance, literature, circus, spectacle, music, theatre, cinema, and visual arts.

Some of the pieces to see include SMASHED TO PIECES, Two pieces by Roisin Whelan: The Galaxy of Occupations by Roisin Whelan, and Íomha. 

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Dancing With Strangers: From Palestine to Ireland

On Saturday 8th June and Tuesday 18th June

Instant Dissidence will be presenting Dancing With Strangers: From Palestine to Ireland: A choreographic act of resistance where four dancers in Gaza offer people in Ireland an embodied experience of their personal story of occupation and genocide. 

How you can support Agour, Khaled, Just and Maryam in their endeavour to have their stories heard and their bodies felt:

Came and dance with Agour, Just, Khaled and Maryam on one of the performance dates; give permission for your dance to be filmed and shared online so they can 'see the results of their intended duet with you. Advertise the work, Follow and share the project's Instagram account: frompalestinetoireland

Saturday 8th June2024 11:30am-4:30pm (running time 10 minutes) Grand Canal Dock, at the Red Sticks outside BordGáis EnergyTheatre

Tuesday18th June 2024 11:30am-4:30pm (running time 10 minutes) O’Connell Street,DUBLIN



CISEACH | An Embodied Manifesto 

Less than 2 weeks until CISEACH previews in Longford

We are in shambles.

Ciseach is a pulsating contemporary incantation weaving together a tapestry of dance, rhythm, live music and voice that seeks to rekindle our broken relationship with the land.

Ciseach looks to the body, to the collective, in search of a new path as the ground beneath us yields. This stirring new work by CYD is an embodied manifesto – urging us to re-member, to re-connect with our past, with nature and with each other. Collecting fragments of native wisdoms, myths and kinships, Ciseach pieces together possible futures to build the wattled causeway, the ciseach to guide us to solid ground.

PREVIEW: Backstage (Longford) Saturday 15 June 2024
PREMIERE: Project Arts Centre (Dublin) Thursday 20, Friday 21 & 22 June 2024

Book your tickets and find out more here.




Cork Midsummer Festival 12 – 23 JUNE 2024


 This year's Cork Midsummer Festival is back with an exciting line up which includes performances, installations, immersive experiences, shows in nightclubs, parades through the streets, social dances in halls, ping pong tournaments in a gallery, shows in swimming pools, music in a butcher's shop, a céilí at the fort, dance shows in warehouses, aerial shows in derelict buildings, adventures in woods, theatre for just one, secret gigs, music until the early hours, and plenty more.

Be sure to catch amazing dance works such as Emma Martin's United Fall Night Dances, Laura Murphy’s film This Is It, and Ben Duke’s Paradise Lost will be at Dance Cork Firkin Crane

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Clonmel Junction Arts Festival

There are many dance shows in this year's Clonmel Junction Arts Festival: 

Turnstile by tipperary dance productions,is showing on Saturday 29 June, 6pm and Tempo Rubato also showing, on Sunday 30 June, 8pm

IMDT John Scott's Heroes on the 5th of July.

To see the list of shows CLICK HERE

RSVP Turnstile and Tempo Rubato HERE

About Turnstile  

Turnstile dancers Robyn Byrne and Eleni Roberts Kazouri perform within a glass cabinet and video projections, accompanied by music derived from forensic reports about Bloody Sunday.

These elements are woven together by directors Jazmin Chiodi and Alexandre Iseli to create a reflection on our ability to find resilience after violence, moving from historic memory to imagine present-day possibilities

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About Tempo Rubato  

Performed by Robyn Byrne, Rocio Dominguez, both former associate artists at Tipperary Dance, and Eleni Roberts Kazouri, Tempo Rubato is a search for sanity in a world whose rhythms – social, environmental, geopolitical - are being massively and multiply disrupted. 

With the three female dancers at its heart, the work develops a common flow and pulse, creating a shared venture that doesn’t sacrifice individuality. 

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Garden as Gallery

'Garden as Gallery' returns for its final year with six outdoor performance events

'Garden as Gallery' is a wonderful outdoor performance event taking place in the gardens of Gorse Hill, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Dancers and performance artists step into the gardens to create an unplanned event of dance and sound which takes shape from the synergy between them and the powerful presence of the natural world. Set on four acres overlooking the Irish Sea this is a visual delight for the senses. The audience impacts the creation through their presence, making each performance unique. 

Conceived by dancer and choreographer Joan Davis, Garden as Gallery is the result of years of exploration of performance in the outdoors.

The dates for 2024:

APRIL 27 & 28

JULY 6 & 7

AUGUST 24 & 25 

This year Garden as Gallery goes on all day and the audience is welcome to come anytime from 10:30 am. However, booking is absolutelyessential. 

Booking through Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Telephone: 01 272 4030 or Tickets 25 euros. 

Places are limited so book early.

For more information please contact Kristyn Fontanella at