DI Residency: Sibeal Davitt

Mon 13 Jan 2020 - Fri 17 Jan 2020
10:00 - 18:00

Tá ceist theagasc na Gaeilge ar an dúshlán is mó a bhaineann le slánú na teanga in Éirinn le blianta fada. Is minic gurb í an mheánscoil an teagmháil dheireanach a bhíonn ag daltaí óga leis an nGaeilge. Cén fáth?

‘Minseach’ meaning 'she-goat' is a new project by choreographer Sibéal Davitt and acclaimed writer and performer Caitríona Ní Mhurchú. This is a bilingual, contemporary work about the teaching and learning of Irish in modern Ireland. The material will be inspired by Sibéal’s experience as an Irish teacher; the attitudes she sees daily and the frustration both teachers and students face.

This work is not looking to preach but rather it looks to get people thinking about this issue to find ways for us to support one another. Themes will be explored through movement, humour, music, spoken word in a fresh and honest way.

This work is funded by the inaugural Markievicz Award and supported by Dance Ireland

Sibeal has recently been appointed a Dance Ireland Associate Artist


Sibéal Davitt is a dance artist, performer and teacher from Dublin.

Her style of dance is influenced by contemporary, classical and Irish traditional ‘sean-nós’ dance, having trained in all styles from an early age. In 2009 she won ‘Glas Vegas’, a national talent competition televised on TG4, and subsequently performed in Las Vegas and at several other venues around the world.