Macushla Dance Club
- Every Thursday from Thu 13 Sep 2018 - Thu 13 Dec 2018
- 11:30 - 13:00
- Open to all
- Jade O'Connor and Olwyn Lyons
Now in its ninth year, Dance Ireland continues to support the Macushla Dance Club. Every Thursday at 11:00, for tea and coffee, with class from 11:30-13:00 at DanceHouse. Free, and open to all! Macushla starts back at DanceHouse on 13 September and runs every Thursday until Christmas.
The Macushla Dance Club is a dance club for men and women over 50’s founded and operated by choreographer Ríonach Ní Néill. Macushla provides access to dance for older people, develops links between older people and the professional dance community, and promotes performance opportunities for older dancers.
Macushla supports and values older people’s contribution to Dublin’s vibrant and diverse dance scene through its three-strand dance programme:
1) Free dance & movement classes for older people
At DanceHouse, Foley Street, Dublin 1. Every Thursday from 11:30-13:00. Come along from 11:00 for tea, coffee, and a chat.
2) Professional Dance Access Programme
Introducing members to the best of professional dance in Ireland, the Macushla Dance Club nurtures creative exchange between older people and the professional dance community. Professional dance artists regularly give Dance Taster Sessions, Informal Studio Performances, Open Rehearsals, and Q&A sessions at theatre performances.
3) Social Dance Programme
Through its affiliation with Ciotóg, the club fosters new collaborative opportunities, and in a growing body of new works, choreographers respond to the challenge of opening their creative process to the talents, passions, and experiences of older people.
Works include 'Sweet Spot', by Fearghus Ó Conchúir, 'The Show', by Rebecca Walter, 'Palimpsest', 'Tipping Point' by Ríonach Ní Néill, and a new dance film in collaboration with Joe Lee and Ríonach Ní Néill. See excerpts on http://www.youtube.com/user/CiotogTV)
Check out performances and classes at TheMacushlaDanceClub on Youtube!
Founded in 2006 by choreographer Ríonach Ní Néill, the club is financially supported by Dublin City Council and Dance Ireland, and has also received funding from Impact, Go for Life, Dublin Bus, Community Foundation for Ireland, and Pobal.
For further information:
- Telephone: 01 855 8800