Five Lamps Festival

Dance Ireland is delighted to be supporting the Five Lamps Arts Festival
In partnership with the Festival, we are supporting dance events for young dancers from Dublin 1.  Students from Francesca Arkins School of Dance, Scoil Chaomhin, St Vincent de Paul GNS, Junior Boys School Seville Place and Marino College, will work with choreographers including Sibéal Davitt, Mariam Ribon and Olwyn Lyons directed by Dance Artist in Residence Emily Kilkenny Roddy. The event culminates in presentation in March.
Tickets and information:

Multicultural Dance Workshop and performance with Clinton Smyth

This dance performance is a fusion of different dance genres. Including acrobatic and breakdance elements.The mix is suitable to a variety of audiences all ages can enjoy it. Hiphop, funk and breaks is the main source of inspiration as a professional Breakdance Acrobatic and Hip-hop choreographer. This is a performance for everybody’s enjoyment.
07 March, 12pm, Free, Connolly House (171 North Strand Road, Dublin 1)

Large canvas, stories seen, voices heard

Emily Kilkenny Roddy has worked with women from SAOl on a dance art project over a number of weeks.
For the past 22 years SAOL have worked to create positive meaningful change in people’s lives, through an integrated programme of education, rehabilitation, advocacy, childcare provision, progression and aftercare supports. Five Lamp’s dance artist in residence has worked closely with the women and team of the SAOL project through a series of movement and making workshops. The festival coincides with international women’s week. The work explores what it means to be a woman and the journey is captured through the medium of film and visual art.

7 - 10 March, 6 p.m. More INFO

Rock Hard Women

Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day this March 2018.  A female led event, the night will showcase some of the talented Irish music and dance scene. Enjoy a great variety of live music from numerous acts followed by the premiere of Sibéal Davitt’s new dance piece, ‘Surrender Navigation’.  Jade O’Connor will close the event with a DJ set and prepare to continue the dancing until the early hours in The Grand Social. All welcome to the celebration.
8 March, 8pm The Grand Social, MORE INFO

Community dance performance

‘In the months running up to the festival, dance artists have been working with local Schools and Youth Groups in weekly fun and diverse dance classes. Both an opportunity for those who have never tried dancing and for those seasoned performers, our community performance is a chance to show off all the hard work of the young people involved.’
09 March,  1pm, Free, Corporation Hall in Sheriff Street

 Moving Bodies Festival : Butoh workshops and Performance 

Ambra Bergamasco will be introducing dancers and movers to Butoh techniques. Butoh is Being rather than expression. The movements commence from impulses created by the image rather than conscious choices by the dancer.
07 March,  4pm, 5€, Connolly House, Marino College (171 North Strand Road, Dublin 1) 

The Movement of people The Movement of People is an art installation about local tales of migration.  It will incorporate dance performance over the course of the festival.Visual Artist; Áine Ivers. Dancer: Ambra Gatto Bergamasco.
Butoh performance: 6.30pm, 7 - 11 March. Charleville Mall Library (Charleville Mall, North Strand, D1)
Butoh workshop: 4-6pm Friday 9 March Connolly House, 171 North Strand Road, Dublin 1 MORE INFO

Mapping the North Wall

This event will begin with a dance performance choreographed by Emily Kilkenny Roddy.This walking tour will bring you through the history of the dockland area, its hidden relics, and the future being developed in the area today.  The tour is 80 minute in duration and offers a different view of Dublin with some quieter spaces right on the edge of the city centre.  Manny Man presents to you... the North Wall!

9 March, 10am Location: 5 Lamps Starting Point MORE INFO

Dance Workshop Library

Charleville Mall Library will host a family dance workshop led by Dance Artist in residence in the Five Lamps Arts Festival, Emily Kilkenny Roddy. Aimed at parents with young children (4-7 years) who like to move, this workshop will cater to both the parent and child, getting everyone dancing together in a fun and creative way.

As part of her residency she is working with local community groups including charities and schools. She is teaching dance and working with young people in Marino Secondary school and Ballybough youth project aiming towards a community performance. She is working with the SAOL project, making an exhibition work using movement to create large scale canvas paintings.

Emily is also teaching family dance workshops during the festival and creating a piece that will be performed by the canal entitled ‘Freight and Passenger’. She has organised for local dance school Francesca Arkins School of dance to feature throughout the event giving a platform for the schools talented students. Her residency also covers the overseeing, producing, guidance or helping of all the dance elements of the festival.
10 March, 12am, Free, Charleville Mall Library (Charleville Mall, North Strand, D1)

Freight and Passenger

Freight and Passenger is a dance piece performed site specifically on the site of original inspiration, the lock gates located at Newcomen Bridge. Is choreographed and created by Emily Kilkenny Roddy with dancers Sibéal Davitt and Millie Daniel-Dempsey.

Inspired by the origins of the Grand and Royal Canal the piece explores the 200 year history of the canal, focusing specifically on the images created by the water, lock gates, aqueducts and other features to produce both structured rhythms and a freedom within the movement. It is important to celebrate our History in new and abstract ways.
10 March, 1.30pm & 4pm, Free      Charleville Mall Library  (Charleville Mall, North Strand, D1)