Broadreach

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CREATIVE STEPS | YOUNG PEOPLE’S DANCE THEATRE for ages 15 – 25

 

CREATIVE STEPS meets every Monday from 6 – 9pm at CoisCéim studio, 14 Sackville Place, Dublin 1.  

 

upcoming PERFORMANCES

COUNTER | CULTURE

A dialogue between young dancers, this hypnotic piece explores the individual voice versus the power of the collective. As pathways between dancers collide, stories begin to unravel to reveal other identities and new, different connections are made between them all.

Commissioned by CoisCéim BROADREACH, COUNTER | CULTURE is a new piece by choreographers Sibéal Davitt and Olwyn Lyons – come and join us at one of the following performances!

DU Dance | UNANIMOUS YOUTH DANCE PLATFORM | BELFAST
DU Dance is delighted to bring the 7th celebration of Unanimous Youth Dance Platform back to the Lyric Theatre. The event will showcase exciting new dances performed by talented young people from across the island of Ireland.
DATE | Sunday 8 April 2018
VENUE | Lyric Theatre, Belfast
TIME | 7.00pm
TICKETS |  £5
BOOKING | +44 (0)28 9038 1081 | boxoffice@lyrictheatre.co.uk | www.lyrictheatre.co.uk

COISCÉIM | YOUNG CREATORS | DUBLIN
An informal opportunity to view, engage and discover more about the next generation of dance creators!
DATE | Sunday 22 April 2018
VENUE | CoisCéim Studio, 14 Sackville Place, Dublin 1
TIME | 3.00pm
TICKETS | Free of charge
BOOKING | First come, first served – limited capacity, arrive early to avoid disappointment. Please note CoisCéim Studio is not wheelchair accessible.

South Dublin County Council | NOISEMoves YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL 2018 – South DUBLIN
NOISEmoves features youth dance groups ages 13 – 25 on stage and in workshops for a weekend in April.
DATE | Sunday 29 April 2018
VENUE | Civic Theatre, Belgard Square East, Tallaght, Dublin 24
TIME | 8.00pm
TICKETS | €8 | Four or more tickets €5 each
BOOKING | 01 4627477 | www.civictheatre.ie | www.noisedublin.ie

recent performances

WALK, RUN, DANCE

IRISH YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL
Saturday 1 July 2017 | Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
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LiFT YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL
Saturday 8 April 2017 | axis, Ballymun, Dublin 9
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NOISEmoves YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL
Sunday 30 April 2017 | Civic Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Time: 8pm 
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NOISE Moves is a youth dance festival held annually in April at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght. Initiated in 2010, NOISE Moves offers a professional venue and resources to local and regional dance groups to connect the youth dance community. NOISE Moves is part of NOISE Dublin, South Dublin County Council’s Youth Arts programme.

OFF THE WALLS

Cruinniú na Cásca
EASTER MONDAY  2017 | The LAB | 1 Foley St Dublin 1 D01 WA07 Foley Street | View Map

 

About Creative Steps

Established in 2007 as part of CoisCéim BROADREACH, Creative Steps is a dance theatre group for young people aged 15-25. Based at CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s studio in Dublin City Centre and coordinated by Broadreach Director Philippa Donnellan, it offers young people the opportunity to collaborate, devise and perform dance theatre for the stage and the screen and work with guest choreographers, teachers, and professional artists in different mediums.

Central to the ethos of Creative Steps is to facilitate and enable young people to work inventively and imaginatively together – to take creative risks and explore the unknown – and to challenge themselves and others in the creation of original, high quality dance theatre.

Creative Steps participants have produced a number of short dance films and theatre productions, and have performed both locally and nationally at festivals including: Big Bang Festival of Rhythm, Longford Dance Festival, NOISEmoves Youth Dance Festival, Irish Youth Dance Festival and Culture Night. In 2014 members worked with Philippa Donnellan to create and perform Army Ants as part of CURTAIN RAISERS for CoisCéim Dance Theatre production of Agnes at Project Arts Centre.

The annual programme runs from end September to the following June/July. The number, type, and duration of projects which make up the programme vary each year according to opportunities which arise. All members of Creative Steps can choose which project they would like to participate in during the year.

All sessions run on Mondays from 6.00-9.00pm at CoisCéim Dance Theatre, 14 Sackville Place, Dublin 1. Sessions include Contemporary Dance technique class, choreographic/creative work and rehearsals. Additional rehearsals take place at weekends closer to the time of performances or during projects which run on a more intensive basis.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of one year’s training in dance or physical theatre technique – plus a passion for dance, a desire to learn new dance skills, an interest in choreography and performance – and a commitment to the group.

1. Contact Philippa Donnellan via email with an expression of interest and state why you would like to join Creative Steps. Please give your name, age and contact details including mobile. Philippa will respond to your email and any queries you might have.  Email: philippa@coisceim.com      Tel: 01 878 0558

2. Come and try a free taster class as your audition for Creative Steps. This class is to assess suitability of all potential members. It generally runs at the start of each project as part of the regular Monday sessions from 6.00–9.00pm at our studio on 14 Sackville Place, Dublin 1.

3. Final decision about joining Creative Steps rests with Broadreach Director and CS Coordinator Philippa Donnellan. As a member you are expected to attend all sessions and relevant performances.  

4. Pay membership fee and project fee.

Take Contemporary Dance classes at CoisCéim throughout the year for the student price of €10 per class!
Discounted tickets for CoisCéim Dance Theatre productions
Dance training and career advice from CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s professional dance team.
Fees vary per project.

Audition/Taster class is free of charge.
All fees are payable in advance and are non-refundable following the audition/taster class.

 

Projects

COUNTER | CULTURE | 2018

  A vibrant new project with CREATIVE STEPS YOUNG PEOPLE’S DANCE THEATRE group FOR AGES 15 – 25   directed by artistic collaborators Sibéal Davitt and Olwyn Lyons     COUNTER|CULTURE draws inspiration from Olwyn and ...more

Young Creators | 2018

An informal opportunity to view, engage and discover more about the next generation of dance creators!   Creative Steps: COUNTER | CULTURE A dialogue between young dancers, this hypnotic piece explores the individual voice ...more

Off The Walls | 2017

by Philippa Donnellan A Dublin City Arts Office Commission for Cruinniú na Cásca   Dublin City Arts Office presented, Off the Walls, a dance celebration in the LAB Gallery spilling out onto Foley Street. The Gallery ...more

WALK, RUN, DANCE | 2017

A choreography and performance project LED BY DANCE ARTISTS SIBÉAL DAVITT AND OLWYN LYONS In January 2017 nineteen young people signed up to take part in the latest Creative Steps project. Working with dynamic ...more

WHERE ARE WE NOW? | 2016

A Dance Film Project by BROADREACH | YOUTH supported by Dublin City Council Arts Office as part of Young Dublin Centenary Programme 1916 – 2016   In 2016, the dance film project WHERE ARE WE ...more

St Patrick’s Festival ‘Imagine If…’ | 2016

From January to March 2016 members of Creative Steps took part in St Patrick’s Festival/City Fusion project in Dublin. Conceived and directed by designer Sabine D’Argent and choreographer Muirne Bloomer, the theme and title of ...more

Feedback From Members

” I loved being involved in creating something new. “

” I enjoyed working in a group as a team, creating pieces together. “

” I really enjoyed helping create choreography. Great meeting and working with the group. “

” Great experience and nothing I had ever done before. “

” Good way to experience dance for camera – its so different to dancing on stage. “

” I liked using the camera as a means of communicating a dance concept. “

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