Stopgap Dance Company

Mon 20 Feb 2023 - Fri 24 Feb 2023
9:00 - 18:00

We are delighted to welcome Stopgap Dance Company to Dance Ireland as part of our support for the DANCING project funded by the European Research Council (GA 864182) and led by Prof. Delia Ferri from Maynooth University.

Stopgap Dance Company will be teaching daily morning class during their residency, Monday -Friday, 09:30-11:30. 

Their professional level contemporary company class will consist of dance skills exercises, dance improvisation and a dance phrase to finish. As an inclusive company, their disabled and non-disabled class teachers will use open language and support with movement translations.

Find out more and book here.

ABOUT Stopgap Dance Company

Stopgap Dance Company is driven by a diverse creative team who uses dance as a movement for change.

Our vision is to create an inclusive world where diversity is not just accepted but pursued, a world where no one is limited by prejudice against D/deaf, disabled, or neurodivergent people.

Working with an artform shaped by human touch and energised by the spark of connectivity, our work demonstrates the compelling power of diversity and inclusivity. We move together to create a remarkable experience that transforms society’s perceptions of difference and dismantle the inequity of privilege, in dance and in all aspects of living, collaborating, and creating together as humans.

Our work is both focused on and born out of the company’s rigorous investment in equity and inclusive culture. We are committed to removing barriers to dance, nurturing the talents of dancers born into any body and any mind. We are in coalition with a wave of organisations moving towards a better representation of diversity on our stages and in society.

We are a global leader of disability access in dance and continuously examine best practice. We actively advocate for the industry and the wider world to become more inclusive.

Header Image: Chris Parkes