Announcing Film screenings, outdoor performances and St. Patrick’s Festival Collaboration as part of our special anniversary programme


“This is such an exciting year for us at CoisCéim, as we celebrate 30 years of making dance theatre and sharing it with audiences near and far. To help us celebrate we have put together one of our most ambitious programmes to date, featuring 3 world premieres and a national tour, working with partners including St Patrick’s Festival, Waterways Ireland, Dublin Fringe Festival and many more. We are filled with joy to share the projects that we have been dreaming up to mark this momentous occasion with a brand new website. 

I would like to gratefully and humbly acknowledge the many people who have helped the company thrive over the last 30 years. As the saying goes ‘ It takes a village…’ and it is with your support and that of our stakeholders that we have achieved many goals and beyond our wildest dreams. Let’s dream even bigger in 2024.” – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER DAVID BOLGER

St. Patrick’s Festival Collaboration

The programme includes a major partnership with this year’s St. Patrick’s Festival featuring the world premiere of PALIMPSEST for ART:2023. The show will take place at The Complex Dublin, as part of the festival’s One City Programme. Tickets will go on sale 22 January.

In parallel with PALIMPSEST, CoisCéim Broadreach will present SPARKING DEBATE, a multifaceted programme to provoke dialogue around Irish identity, hospitality and sovereignty. Activities will include an original dance pageant during the festival parade featuring over 60 talented young adults from various community groups and a series of curated physical debates during the festival weekend.

Over at Collins Barracks, as part of the Festival’s family programme, audiences of all ages will have a chance to see free screenings of FRANCIS FOOTWORK VR, Ireland’s pioneer virtual reality dance theatre production.

Speaking at the announcement Richard Tierney, St. Patrick’s Festival CEO, encouraged the public to come and be inspired:

“We are absolutely thrilled to join forces with the incredible CoisCéim for what promises to be an unforgettable collaboration. St. Patrick’s Festival serves not just as an homage to our rich Irish heritage, but also as a compelling celebration of the vibrant tapestry of contemporary Irish culture. Renowned as masterful storytellers, CoisCéim are set to wow  audiences with their awe-inspiring performances, adding an enchanting layer to this year’s Festival Programme”.

Other highlights include…

Breakin’ Brothers

A compelling new dance film about hope, love and the joy of dancing, produced for RTÉ and the Broadcast Authority of Ireland in partnership with Wildfire Films, will receive its world premiere at one of Ireland’s leading film festivals this Spring.


Our collaboration with Waterways Ireland will be back – so watch out for a new series of captivating outdoor dance performances along the canal banks of Dublin this summer. 

The Choreography Project 21

The 21st iteration will be led by esteemed choreographer, Philip Connaughton. A regular feature of Broadreach, it offers dance enthusiasts the opportunity to work with professional choreographers in the exploration of contemporary dance theatre. 

The Piece With The Drums

Directed by David Bolger and featuring the groundbreaking jazz percussionist Conor Guilfoyle, this vibrant performance, hailed as “a colourful exploration of relationships, spirituality, and our connection to rhythm, life and the cosmos”, will tour to Belfast International Arts Festival; Town Hall Theatre, Galway; Everyman, Cork; An Grianan, Letterkenny and Draiocht, Civic Theatre, and Pavilion Theatre in Co. Dublin.

Francis Footwork VR

This 180° virtual reality presentation of FRANCIS FOOTWORK will tour to Darmstadt, Germany in June and as part of Culture Ireland’s Zeitgeist Ireland programme.

Stay tuned for announcements in the weeks ahead including a brand new website, coming soon….