Dance Ireland HATCH Resident Maria Nilsson Waller

Dance Ireland’s Associate Artist Maria Nilsson Waller gives an insight into the creation of her new work created through her HATCH residency award.

Dance Talks: Dance Education Symposium

Passionate about dance being part of every child’s school week? Listen in to hear about programmes currently being delivered in schools, the incredible impacts dance has on these young people and to look at the next steps for integrating dance into classrooms in schools throughout Ireland.

As part of Irish Youth Dance Festival, a Dance Education Symposium took place on 6th July 2017 featuring a panel of dance education specialists including Toni Bravo (US) and Yvonne Young (Scotland) and Mags Byrne (Arts Council). This event was in partnership with IYDF, Dublin Youth Dance Company and Dance Ireland.

This talk is directly aimed at dance teachers at all levels, those teaching at primary and secondary school level, where students now have grown up entirely or almost entirely in the 21st century internet and smartphone culture. This talk may also be of interest to school teachers at both primary and secondary school level.


The Way Dance Moves Us

In celebration of all the way we move and dance, our members sent us videos of them dancing in ways and places that expresses them and what dance is for them.

Dance Talks: The Choreographer’s Journey

Dance writer Rachel Donnelly interviews Philip Connaughton on the process of making his most recent work, Extraterrestrial Events, as it is about to be premiered at Dublin Dance Festival.  Lynnette Moran of Live Collision joins the conversation to offer the audience’s perspective.  Entertaining listening!