Dance Ireland 30th Anniversary: Joanna Banks and Fiona Quilligan

In episode 1 of this 3 part series celebrating Dance Ireland’s 30th anniversary, dance historian and writer, Deirdre Mulrooney is in conversation with dance artists Joanna Banks and Fiona Quilligan.
We hear about the early days of the professional dance community in Ireland as well as learn about their careers and who and what has inspired them artistically over the years.

Dance Today: Fearghus Ó Conchúir and Tobi Omoteso

In this episode, Lisa McLoughlin (dancer, choreographer, PhD candidate and teacher at Irish World Academy), talks to Fearghus Ó Conchúir (Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales and Deputy Chair of the Arts Council, Ireland) and Tobi Omoteso (Director Top 8, freelance dance artist / Hip Hop Innovator and Street Dancer) on why we dance and the impact dance has on society outside performance.

This podcast is produced in partnership with Dublin Dance Festival and Dance World. | |

Dance Today: Choreographers Liz Roche and Dylan Quinn

In this episode of Dance Today, Louise Costelloe, Dance Ireland’s Programme Manager, talks to choreographers Liz Roche and Dylan Quinn about the impact of political and social circumstances, keeping creative the impulsive active and the value of relationships in creating dance work.
This podcast is a must listen to for dancers and choreographers!

The Dance Today podcast series is produced in partnership with Dublin Dance Festival and sponsored by Dance World.

Dance Today: The Nature of Festivals

In this podcast, produced in partnership with Dublin Dance Festival and sponsored by Dance World, dance writer and critic Michael Seaver is in conversation with Benjamin Perchet, Artistic Director of the Dublin Dance Festival, and Jenny Traynor, Director of Dance Limerick, about programming decisions, the impact dance festivals have on audiences, dance artists and the development of dance at a local & international levels.

Movement and Words

In this last episode of our Embodied series, Irish poet Annemarie Ní Chuirreáin (Bloodroot, 2017) and contemporary choreographer Áine Stapleton talk about their work around silenced women in Irish society, our bodily relationship with words, putting the body back at the centre of our experience, and the places where dance and poetry overlap.