DI Residency: Dublin Youth Dance Company

Mon 24 Jun 2019 - Fri 28 Jun 2019
10:00 - 18:00

HELEN WILSON / DANCE HOUSE MON 24-FRI 28 JUN /  Open to young dancers 17-25 yrs (4 places FEE: €150)

Week long dance residency with Helen Wilson, Director of Rise Youth Dance Company, Bristol (UK). 

Helen will devise a choreography for a mix cast of members of the Senior DYDC and members of Rise Youth Dance Company from Bristol. Time: 10am – 5pm. 

We are looking for 4 dancers to participate in the Residency and to perform alongside Senior DYDC and RYDC. If you are interested send CV to info.dydc@gmail.com

The piece created will be performed at the main stage in Draíocht as part of the Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019 on Saturday 29th June.

About Helen Wilson

Helen is a Bristol based dance artist who choreographs, performs, collaborates and runs projects. She is the Director of RISE Youth Dance (2008 – present), responsible for the overall artistic imprint alongside managing the company. RISE is now nationally recognised and has represented Bristol nationally at Udance in 2012/2013/2015. Through forming regional partnerships, she has brought in nationally recognised choreographers to produce professional level performances with RISE. She is extremely passionate about helping to develop emerging artists - many graduates have performed Nationally and gone on to train professionally.

Helen trained as an apprentice in a professional company led by Phoenix Dance founders. They taught her the importance of technique, creative and performance skills but also skills to be an artist, leadership, teamwork, teaching etc. Training in a company meant she was always working with professionals learning from and performing with. It was a different yet great way of learning. Helen went onto dance with companies like RJC Dance Company, Les Commandos Percu and Neshima Dance as well as project-work with other companies.