THE IRISH YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL 2011
June 8, 2011
The Dublin Youth Dance Company’s annual festival, now in its 11th year, returns for two nights at Dún Laoghaire’s Pavilion Theatre to showcase the next generation of talent. The programme features Dance Theatre of Ireland’s outdoor piece ‘Block Party’, as well as the premiere of ‘Lilith’, Dublin Youth Dance Company’s latest choreography by Artistic Director Mariam Ribón. This year the festival will also run master classes in both Hip Hop and contemporary dance.
The performances will take place at the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire on Saturday July 2nd and Sunday July 3rd at 8.00pm. Tickets: €10/14 Booking (01) 2312929
Festival workshops on Sunday 3rd of July in Contemporary Dance and Hip-Hop on Sunday July 3rd @Dance Theatre of Ireland’s Centre for Dance, Bloomfield Centre, Lower Georges Street,
For Booking Phone 01 280 3455
The line up this year includes international companies Ludus Youth Dance Company (UK) and Flash Dance Company (Czech Republic), and a selection of Ireland’s finest talent including repertoire from the junior Dublin Youth Dance Company re-staged by Karla Holden.
Other talents include a new work from Kerry Youth Dance Theatre, Cois Céim’s Creative Steps, Shawbrook Youth Dance, Inchicore College of Further Education and Youth Ballet West from Galway.
The Irish Youth Dance Festival has been a platform for many emerging artist to share their work for the first time and this year is no different with undergraduates of Dundee Dance College, Chrissie Ardill, Dagmara Jersak and Sarah Ryan. We are also excited to be sharing a piece created by former Dublin Youth Dance Company members Jessie Keenan, Ellie Creighton, Ruth Shine and current senior member Janna Kemperman.
This year we will also see the Irish Youth Dance Festival hosting Hip Hop for the first time with performances from senior company member, John Corcoran’s dance school, Rampage from Shankill and a Tallagh based group called Intensity Dance Crew. Every year the festival grows from strength to strength and this year promises to host a two different shows that will not disappoint.
10.30am-11.30am Contemporary Dance workshop/class for Children 7-12 years with Ciaran Gray, AD of Company B (an all boys dance company between 7-12 years)
11.30am-1.00pm Block Party! Workshop 15year + with Dance Theatre of Ireland
2.00pm-3.00pm Master Hip-Hop class for Improvers with Dammy from Intensity Dance Crew
3.00pm-4.00pm Master Hip-Hop class for Advanced with Dammy from Intensity Dance Crew
Admission is only €5 and prior booking is required. (maximum 30 participants)
Book your place on: 01 280 34 55
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Dublin Youth Dance Company’s annual programme of activities is supported by
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council and Dance Theatre of Ireland.