Creative Steps

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WALK, RUN, DANCE

 

A NEW class, choreography and performance project

LED BY DANCE ARTISTS SIBÉAL DAVITT AND OLWYN LYONS

WALK, RUN, DANCE starts January 16 until end April 2017 – SIGN UP NOW!

Athletic, physical and fiercely energetic, WALK, RUN, DANCE involves the creation of a vibrant and colourful dance piece, and culminates in a series of performances by Creative Steps dancers at selected dance/arts events in March-April 2017.

Working collaboratively with the choreographers you will explore how you communicate with others through movement. Together, you will tackle the basic mechanics of dance to discover new choreographic tools. You will practice the complex rhythms of Irish Traditional Sean-nós, different styles of contemporary dance and some of the powerful moves of Hip Hop to create a dynamic blend of choreography.

As part of WALK, RUN, DANCE you will…

  • take part in weekly technique classes in contemporary dance
  • explore and research dramatic themes and ideas
  • collaborate and develop new choreographic skills
  • perform at selected dance/arts platforms in March-April 2017

ABOUT THE DANCE ARTISTS SIBÉAL DAVITT AND OLWYN LYONS

 

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Dublin-born dance artist Sibéal Davitt is influenced by Contemporary Dance, Classical Ballet and Irish Traditional Sean-nós Dance. In 2016 Sibéal performed in RTÉ’s Centenary and as part of Embodied, a series of 6 solos by female choreographers, commissioned by the GPO: Witness History and Dublin Dance Festival. Sibéal has trained and worked with noted choreographers David Bolger (IRE), Catherine Young (IRE), John Scott (IRE) , Colin Dunne (IRE), Lea Anderson (UK), Helene Cathala (FR), and Emily Johnson (USA). Sibéal is a recipient of the Arts Council’s 2016 Traditional Arts Bursary Award.

 

 

 

 

 

Dance artist Olwyn Lyons from Tipperary, specialises in Hip Hop and Contemporary Dance. She has been performing, choreographing and teaching professionally in Dublin since 2009. Olwyn is currently working with Dance Artist in Residence at VISUAL, Emma Martin, to facilitate a youth dance program between VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow and Carlow Regional Youth Services. The project was recently shortlisted for Allianz Community Art Award 2016. Olwyn has previously danced in works choreographed by David Bolger (IRE), Catherine Young (IRE), Hélène Cathala (FR), Muirne Bloomer (IRE), Dr. Valerie Preston Dunlop (U.K), Luca Silvestrini (U.K.), Raimund Hoghe (Germany, Pina Bausch).

 

 

 

 

FEE: €85 |  BOOK NOW 

WALK, RUN, DANCE / CREATIVE STEPS meet every Monday from 6 – 9pm at CoisCéim studio, 14 Sackville Place, Dublin 1.  The first session is Monday 16 January from 6 – 9pm

Please note there may be a few additional practice sessions nearer to the time of performances. Performance dates will be confirmed within the next few weeks.

For more information please contact us: 01 878 0558 | Email: philippa@coisceim.com

 

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@coisceimnew.wpengine.com      Tel: 01 878 0558

2. Come and try a free taster class as your audition for Creative Steps. This class is led by Philippa to assess suitability of all potential members. It runs as part of our 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. If you are successful you will be expected to attend the following session, and be available for all sessions and relevant performances.  *Note if you are not successful, this does not exclude you from auditioning at a later date.

4. Pay membership fee and project fee.

Take Contemporary Dance classes at CoisCéim throughout the year for the reduced price of €5 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.

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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Past Projects

WALK, RUN, DANCE

A NEW class, choreography and performance project 16 January – end April 2017 NEW COMMISSION LED BY DANCE ARTISTS SIBÉAL DAVITT AND OLWYN LYONS To celebrate 10 years of BROADREACH, professional dance artists Sibéal ...more

WHERE ARE WE NOW?

Over the past summer four original films were produced by young people who took part in the dance film project WHERE ARE WE NOW?  Drawing on their thoughts and ideas about being young in ...more

WHERE ARE WE NOW? 2016

A Dance Film Project by BROADREACH | YOUTH   In 2016 dance film project WHERE ARE WE NOW? took place with a group of young people aged 15 – 23 at CoisCéim, Dublin 1. and a ...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

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2015

CREATIVE STEPS – YOUNG PEOPLE’S DANCE THEATRE In January 2015 members of Creative Steps, young people’s dance theatre for people aged 15 – 25, began working with renowned choreographer Muirne Bloomer from St Patricks ...more

Army Ants 2014

ARMY ANTS was inspired by renowned actress Agnes Bernelle, and the cabaret/theatre world of 1930’s Berlin into which she was born. Set to music by Tom Waits ARMY ANTS combines Jazz, Contemporary Dance and physical theatre. The ...more