Tipperary Dance Festival 9-15 October 2017

The TDP'17 programme is unleashed! Welcome to the 8th edition of Tipperary Dance Platform's international dance festival, bringing dance from the world to Tipperary.

World-class dance and friendly Irish hospitality in Tipperary is what TDP'17 is about.
This year's edition hosts shows by Oona Doherty (N-IRL), Pierre Pontvianne (FRA), John Scott (IRE), Hélène Cathala (FRA), Chey Jurado (ESP), and Irish-based emerging artists.
A special event this year, TDP’17 welcomes the first Dance & Health symposium curated and coordinated by Dance Ireland.

Highlights of the festival:

  • 9 Oct - Festival launch: opening of the exhibition 'Here and Through' by Luca Truffarelli and Federico Ortica.
  • 10-11 Oct - Dance & Health symposium: two days of symposium and workshops.
  • 10-13 Oct - Performances for schools: Chey Jurado will travel across county Tipperary, performing his piece 'Agua' in public libraries and schools across the county.
  • 12-14 Oct - Master Class programme: three days, eight master classes for dancers, a lineup of renowned international artists, and a unique opportunity to multiply your skills.
  • 14 Oct - classes for children and adults.

The events take place in several venues: Tipperary Excel Arts Centre (Tipperary town), The source Arts Centre (Thurles), Nenagh Arts Centre (Clonmel), South Tipperary Arts Centre (Clonmel), and the public libraries of Nenagh, Thurles and Clonmel.

Check the full programme here and book now here.


Thankfully acknowledging our TDP'17 funders

The Arts Council Festival and Events awards scheme | Tipperary Excel Arts Centre | Tipperary County Council | The Source Arts Centre | Creative Ireland | Nenagh Arts Centre | Tipperary Libraries | Tipperary Dance Residency | South Tipperary Arts Centre | The TDP’17 LAB is funded by the Arts Council Dance Artist in Residency awards scheme | The Dance & Health event is curated by Dance Ireland in coordination with Tipperary Dance Platform. 


Partnering venues
Tipperary Excel Arts Centre, The Source Arts Centre, Nenagh Arts Centre, South Tipperary Arts Centre

Festival Partners
Tig Roy Ionad Cultúrtha, Firkin Crane, Clonmore House, French Quarter Cafe, MA Festive Arts at the University of Limerick