A class, choreographic and performance project

Led by Philippa Donnellan



WHEN: 9 December 6pm & 10 December 3pm
WHERE: The Complex | Little Green St, Dublin 7
ADMISSION FREE: All welcome | No booking necessary
ACCESSIBILITY: Assisted wheelchair access only (please contact: info@coisceim.com 24 hours prior to the performance)

A mask, defensive shield or protective shell
or could it be …
a pretentious front, fake veneer?
a cheap façade or false affectation?
does this describe anyone you know?
or yourself?
and what perhaps lies behind it?
delicate flower, tormented soul, lost child
scared to show your true feelings, give the game away, reveal something you shouldn’t?
then again..
tired of being someone you’re not?
are you ready to show what you’re really made of?

ARMOUR was open to people interested in exploring ideas through movement, devising dance theatre and performing in unusual spaces.

ARMOUR involved a weekly technique class in Contemporary Dance (Release, Limon, Graham Techniques). The creative process included a good deal of discussion to galvanise thought – and plenty of movement and sound based improvisation through which to play and invent choreographic material. To situate the work and as an aid to creative invention –it also involved exploring the use of props, objects and ephemera used in every-day settings. As well, it drew from personal creative experiences in other art forms or technology to expand ideas and possibilities for expression.

Through this challenging collaborative process, guided by Philippa – participants were invited to respond to the theme, work dynamically and creatively with others, and perform ARMOUR in a site specific performance in December 2017.

ARMOUR is the BROADREACH participation performance project running in parallel with BODY LANGUAGE.


16 October – 10 December 2017

Mondays  |  6pm – 9pm  |  16, 23, 30 October, 6, 13, 20, 27 November, 4 December

Wednesdays  |  7:30pm – 9.30pm  |  18, 25 October, 1, 8, 15, 22, 28 November, 6 December

ADDITIONAL REHEARSAL | Please keep the weekend of 2/3 Dec and the final week free for additional practice

PERFORMANCES  |  9th December 6pm, 10th December 3pm | The Complex | All welcome | Free Admission | No booking necessary

FEES | €120 (full) | €85 (student) | non-refundable, non-transferable