curated by David Bolger
in collaboration with Waterways Ireland
A new collection of dances inspired by Dublin’s canals and surroundings
A bench by water.
A place to rest… a spot on the way to work… a point to meet… a space to dream?
This summer – catch two new vibrant choreographic commissions by distinctive Dublin based dance artists. This new pilot project brings together CoisCéim Dance Theatre and Waterways Ireland to highlight everyday spaces as creative places.
We are delighted to reveal Favour Odusola and Jessie Thompson as our two inaugural commissioned Artists. Free performances will take place on 30 & 31 August and 2 September on the banks of a canals in Dublin city – see below for where and when.
“I am thrilled with this announcement of a new collaboration with Waterways Ireland. I have long been inspired by the Dublin canals, having lived and worked close to both The Grand Canal and The Royal Canal. Their close proximity to the city centre is an enriching environment that has inspired countless artists throughout the waterways rich history. This pilot project will see CoisCéim Dance Theatre commission several talented contemporary dance artists and choreographers to make work inspired by the canals and their connection to the city. It is a real honour for me to curate the works and I look forward to welcoming audiences to experience these treasures. ” – David Bolger, CoisCéim Dance Theatre
“Waterways Ireland recognises that the arts have a vital role to play in celebrating and maintaining the long-standing connection of Dublin’s canals to the city and its communities. We are excited to collaborate with the pioneering CoisCéim Dance Theatre to produce a new series of performances along the banks of the canals in 2023.” – Louise Dredge, Waterways Ireland