See Dance in Ireland

See dance taking place on stages throughout Ireland. 
To have a production listed send an email to jeanette.keane@danceireland.ie with your details. 

(Image: Aine Stapleton's Horrible Creature) FEBRUARY 2020

STATE OF EXCEPTION

Catherine Young Dance

Inspired by the experience of making work with refugees and asylum seekers in Direct Provision, State of Exception is a powerful and raw multi-cultural interplay of dance, live music and text. 

Tour dates:
Town Hall Theatre, Galway – 18 February, 8pm 
Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork – 21 February, 8pm
Glór, Ennis – 23 February, 7:30 pm 
Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire - 25 February, 8pm
Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick – 26 February, 8pm 

 

IN LiMBO

Kristyn Fontanella Dance

​Sitting in-between the two worlds of traditional and contemporary, IN LiMBO takes a journey where few have gone within Irish step dancing.
Duration 50 minutes, no interval. Book here.

Tour dates:
Roscommon Arts Centre- 30 January, 7pm 
Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick- 1 February, 8pm
An Grainan Theatre,Letterkenny- 3 February, 8pm
Glor, Ennis- 5 February, 8pm
Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise- 7 February, 8pm
Source Arts Centre, Thurles- 11 February, 8pm
Project Arts Centre, Dublin- 13 & 14 February, 7.30pm

 

Mamafesta Memorialising

Company Philip Connaughton

Philip's mum has dementia. This piece is a memory exercise for three male dancers. All pushing to see how much abstract information our bodies can retain.  

Book here.

Tour Dates:
Cork Opera House - 12 February, 8pm
Project Arts Centre, Dublin- 19-22 February, 7:30pm

WALLS TALK

Eriu Dance Company

Walls Talk is a dance-music-theatre piece for solo dancer, Breandán de Gallaí, and singer, Gina Boreham. 

Dates:
Project Arts Centre, Dublin,  25-29 February, 7:30 pm

Book tickets here.

 

THIRTEEN STEP TO THE ATTIC

May Day Creates

In an attic, in a house, with only letters for company, a woman takes a precarious step into the vibrancy of her imagination. 

Feb 26 Backstage Theatre, Longford 8pm Book Tickets HERE
Feb 28 The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, 8pm Book Tickets HERE
March 5 Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, 8pm Book Tickets HERE

MARCH

Double Bill: The River + Pidgin'

THE RIVER (premiere) is Flora Fauna Projects latest work – a large scale dance piece performed by 20 women primarily from Sheriff Street and Ballybough. Over the past 6 months they have been undergoing a unique and intense training programme in contemporary dance led by choreographer Maria Nilsson Waller and Irish electronic composer/writer Stace Gill / The Sei.

PIDGIN’ is a type of simplified or bastardized language which came into existence as a result of contact between two or more languages, in order to find means of communication, occurring for example in situations like trade, migration and colonization.

6 - 8 March, Project Arts Centre 

Book Here

APRIL 2020

ENDLING

Rob Heaslip Dance

ENDLING uses dance, vocals, music and design to reimagine tales of funerary and mourning rituals of Scottish and Irish Gaels, their chants, songs and customs; many on their own deathbeds and disappearing with each passing generation. R

Project Arts Centre, Dublin- 6 & 7 April 2020Book tickets here.

 

 

BOLD MOVES 

Ballet Ireland 

A triple-bill of contemporary work featuring internationally renowned choreographers Ohad Naharin (Minus 16), Marguerite Donlon (Strokes Through the Tail) and Filipe Portugal (Stepping Over).

9 - 11 April, O'Reilly Theatre 
15 April, Milltheatre, Newtownabbey 
18 April, National Opera House, Wexford
21 & 22 April, Balck Box Thearre, Galway
24 April, glor, Ennis 

Full detials and booking here 

MAY 2020

Dublin Dance Festival 2020

ANΩNYMO
Tzeni Argyriou

ΑΝΩΝΥΜΟ looks back to a time when dances did not belong to anybody; they belonged to everybody.

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Abbey Theatre, Dublin- 19 & 20 May, 7:30pm

aSH
Aurélien Bory & Shantala Shivalingappa

aSH is the final opus in a trilogy of portraits of women by visionary French director, Aurélien Bory. In this exquisite piece, Bory collaborates with the charismatic Indian dancer, Shantala Shivalingappa; a woman with a story whose life unfolds through dance.

Book tickets here.

Abbey Theatre, Dublin- 22 & 23 May, 7.30 pm

A Love Supreme
Salva Sanchis & Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

A Love Supreme brings together two choreographers, Salva Sanchis and iconic Belgian artist, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in an uplifting meeting of music and dance based on the revered album by American jazz giant, John Coltrane.

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Abbey Theatre, Dublin- 29 & 30 May, 7:30 pm