See Dance in Ireland

See dance taking place on stages throughout Ireland. 
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FEBRUARY

 

Liz Roche Company
NÄHER…CLOSER, NEARER, SOONER
Goethe-Institut Ireland | 15-17 February 2019

Originally created to showcase the newly refurbished Goethe-Institut situated on one of Dublin’s grandest Georgian addresses, Merrion Square, Liz Roche Company gathers again a world class team of performers and collaborators to bring you this intimate and immersive site-specific dance piece.

★★★★ “… exquisitely choreographed… “Näher…closer, nearer, sooner” resonates most powerfully, transforming the Goethe-Institut into a living, breathing, resonant space full of hope and memory.” Chris O’Rourke, The Arts Review
Created by leading Irish choreographer Liz Roche the piece is written and co-devised by prolific Irish actor and playwright, Shane O’Reilly with sound design by Roy Carroll and costumes by Catherine Fay. An exceptional cast of dancers take audiences on a thrilling dance odyssey of emotion and movement in this latest ambitious work by Liz Roche Company who continue to forge new territory in dance and audience experience.
Within these new and old walls at Goethe-Institut Irland are layers of stories and memories. This not-to-be-missed dance encounter brings up all of the emotions and movements that bring us closer, encouraging us to share in an intimate living room play and to live the best moment of our lives.

★★★★ “Dancers appear out of nowhere, then vanish. Shadows flit behind walls… in a lithe interplay of vivid recollections, stream-of-consciousness retrospection and guttural reactions.” Christie Seaver, The Irish Times
First performed as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2018

Cast: Finola Cronin, Henry Montes, Anne-Laure Dogot, Kévin Coquelard & Senior Dancers from Dublin Youth Dance Company.
Photography and videography by Luca Truffarelli

Goethe-Institut Irland, 37 Merrion Square, D2
Feb 15: 5pm & 8pm | Feb 16: 2pm & 5pm | Feb 17:  2pm

Tickets €15/€10        Booking: http://bit.ly/Naher_LRC  /  T: +353 1 6801100

 

MARCH

Mónica Muñoz Marín presents
Princesses can be Pirates

Playfully questioning what is “normal” behaviour for girls and for boys, Princesses can be Pirates follows the hilarious escapades of two performers as they swap toys and activities in their quest to defy stereotypes and break the norm. Dynamic and fun - a dance piece created for children but inspiring for young and old alike.                                                        

Dance Show for audiences 4+

Artistic Direction & Concept: Mónica Muñoz Marín | Choreography: Mónica Muñoz Marín in collaboration with cast
Performers: Deirdre Griffin, Matt Szczerek | Lighting Design: Gearoid O’Hallmhurain

 NATIONAL TOUR 2019

25th March:          Riverbank Arts Centre Kildare 10am and 12pm

28th March:          The Source Arts Centre Thurles  11am

31st March:          Nenagh Arts Centre 3pm

Princesses Can Be Pirates is supported by an Arts Council Touring Award.

www.facebook.Monica Munoz Marin Dance

 


Ballet Ireland 
BOLD MOVES

22 - 30 March, O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, Dublin

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Ballet Ireland is delighted to present Bold Moves, a contemporary double-bill featuring work by internationally renowned choreographers Ohad Naharin (Minus 16) and Ludovic Ondiviela (Lost) at the O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin."

Choreographers: Ohad Naharin & Ludovic Ondiviela
Performers: Ballet Ireland (16 dancers)

Tickets: €28 / €32 book online HERE or call  01 858 6644
www.balletireland.ie | www.oreillytheatre.com 

By kind permission of HSDC. Image credit: Todd Rosenberg. 

 


BIFE Dance Presents
KINESHPERE

Mermid Arts Centre | Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 March, 8pm

Bray Institute of Further Education Dance students presents ‘Kinesphere’, a sensational and invigorating performance of dance and movement. This performance will feature classical ballet, explosive jazz, and diverse contemporary dance. Well-known repertoire and debut performances of original choreography, by both students and tutors, will also be featured. This is an excellent opportunity to see quality work and the talent of young dancers at BIFE.

Tickets: €12 / €8

Book online HERE 

 

Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company
MERLIN
Project Arts Centre | 28 Mar - 30 Mar 7.30pm

A furry monster, a headstrong child-woman, a jumping shamanic devil, a crumbling statue… Simultaneously wise man and wild man, Merlin dances at the interface of law and nature: we are moving animals, longing for meaning.

Suitable for ages 12+

Choreography and direction: Jazmin Chiodi & Alexandre Iseli
In collaboration with dancers: Kiko López, Clara Protar and Sarah Ryan
Original music: Óscar Mascareñas
Lighting design: Kevin Smith
Costume design: Pierre Canitrot

Tickets: €14-16
Book online HERE or call +353 1 8819 613


APRIL

 


Mónica Muñoz Marín presents
Princesses can be Pirates

Playfully questioning what is “normal” behaviour for girls and for boys, Princesses can be Pirates follows the hilarious escapades of two performers as they swap toys and activities in their quest to defy stereotypes and break the norm. Dynamic and fun - a dance piece created for children but inspiring for young and old alike.                                                        

Dance Show for audiences 4+

Artistic Direction & Concept: Mónica Muñoz Marín | Choreography: Mónica Muñoz Marín in collaboration with cast
Performers: Deirdre Griffin, Matt Szczerek | Lighting Design: Gearoid O’Hallmhurain

 NATIONAL TOUR 2019

2nd April:              Firkin Crane Cork 11 am

4th April:               West Cork Arts Centre 11 am

6th April:               AxisBallymun 12pm and 2pm

9th April:               The Civic Theatre Tallaght 10:30 am and 4pm

11th April:             Dunamaise Arts Centre Portlaoise 12pm

25th April:             Roscommon Arts Centre 3pm

5th May:                Dublin Dance Festival 12pm

Princesses Can Be Pirates is supported by an Arts Council Touring Award.

www.facebook.Monica Munoz Marin Dance

NOISE MOVE FESTIVAL
EMERGENCE

Over a four month period 11 young artists will develop their own work in a mentored environment and present their work in DanceHouse and and as part of the NOISE Moves Festival
This year's panelists supporting the choreographers are Ailish Claffey, Jessie Keenan and John Scott with curation by Carla Fazio

DanceHouse: Friday 12 April, 4.30 pm. Reserve here

27 & 28 April  The Civic and Rua Red, Tallaght.

 

CARE TO DANCE?

Thursday 11 April, 10:15am  to 11:30pm
Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre

If you are a carer interested dance, join us for a once off workshop. This session will be an enjoyable way to explore you own creativity and learn more about inclusive dance.
Developed through the partnership of COPE Foundation, Co-Action, Croi Glan Integrated Dance and West Cork Art Centre, Inclusive Dance is for people of all physicality’s and abilities, and no experience is needed.

Contact: 028 22090 or  info@westcorkartscentre.com  www.westcorkartscentre.com
Free of charge. Booking essential

 

Leitrim Dance Project
22-28 April 

Leitrim Dance Project promotes engagement with percussive dance and promotes pathways for emerging professional percussive dancers, locally, nationally and internationally. The festival aims to develop a keener understanding of the relationship between dancer and musician where the experience of the dance goes hand in hand with the experience of the music.

Venues: The Dock, Carrcik on Shannon & Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim 
Full programme details HERE 
 

MAY
 


Dublin Dance Festival

1-19 May 

DDF presents Irish and international dance performances in venues throughout Dublin.

For 2019 festival details visit the DDF website HERE 
 


Liv O'Donoghue
AFTER 
In Association with Dublin Dance Festival
Mermiad Arts Centre | Thursday 9 May at 8pm

This is it. It’s over. The end of days. Humanity and the world as we know it are ending and we’ve stared deep into the abyss to make a documentary for you. It’s a rough cut, but it’s the best we could do under the circumstances. Using live-stream film, physicality and performance, we see the stages of the breakdown, the fallout, all that passed. AFTER will take you into the beyond, the bit after the end, when it’s already over. It’s a relief... almost.

Tickets: €16/14
Book online HERE  



Irish National Youth Ballet 
TRIPLE BILL: Snow White, Before the Bell rings and Moving
Pavilion Theatre | 10 - 12 May 

Forty of Ireland's best young ballet dancers will take to the stage accompanied by the Orchestra of INYB. 

TICKETS: €24/18 (Matinee €20/16)
Book online HERE   or call 01 231 2929