CoisCéim BROADREACH selected for EXIT 15 Commission!

We’re thrilled to have been selected for the EXIT 15 commission and to have this opportunity to collaborate closely with the Ballyogan community to create something extraordinary. Over the coming year, we will bring together their skills and experience with those of professional dancers and creative artists to develop a bold and imaginative project that cross-pollinates art forms and media. Together we will dance with our hearts, engage with our heads and find our feet!
 

 

Stay tuned for more information to be announced soon.
 

 
Funded under the Arts Council’s Invitation to Collaboration Scheme 2017 in partnership with Local Authorities.

TAKE PART | UPCOMING EVENTS

DANCE CLASSES FOR PEOPLE AGED 50+
ON TUESDAYS STARTING 23 APRIL | GAELSCOIL SHLIABH RUA

Put a spring in your step – come along and dance to all kinds of music, get creative and stay active with this new, weekly dance class for people ages 50+ at Galescoil Shliabh Rua. The class runs each Tuesday 2.30 – 3.45pm and is free of charge. No experience necessary, wear loose comfortable clothing and rubber soled shoes, all welcome! A big thank you to Gaelscoil Shlibh Rua for opening their doors to the older members of the community.

 

RECENT EVENTS

ON MONDAY/TUESDAY 1, 2, & 8, 9  APRIL | GAELSCOIL SHLIABH RUA

Philippa, Olwyn and Matthew worked with children from Senior Infants to 4th Class to explore the theme of water/uisce. There were some fabulous fluid moves, a powerful storm dance, several incredible ice statues and a few unusual aquatic animals invented. Great to see everyone dancing so enthusiastically – we look forward to more creative moves with the children again in June.

ON THURSDAY 04 APRIL | EARLY YEARS

As the cold weather returned in April, we began dancing with children at Early Years Family Resource Centre. There were some fabulous dancing dolphins and energetic Jellyfish. They loved Matthew – especially when he spun on his head!
 

On Friday 22 March | World Water Day

EXIT 15 Dance Project kicked off with members of the community leaping into action with children from Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua and Early Years/Family Resource Centre  and with dance leaders Philippa, Olwyn, Matthew and DJ Gavin. It was a timely moment as the children begin exploring the theme of WATER/UISCE in dance and music as part of the project. Watch out for some fabulous icy moves here! Find out more about water here www.worldwaterday.org

 

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ABOUT EXIT 15

Exit 15 is a partnership between Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Voluntary Arts Ireland and Queen’s University Belfast funded by the Arts Council‘s Invitation to Collaboration Scheme 2017 and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. We look forward to embarking on a lively and engaging physical creative process with the Ballyogan community throughout 2019. Find out more about Exit 15 at http://exit15.ie/
 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

PHILIPPA DONNELLAN | BROADREACH DIRECTOR

Philippa has a wealth of experience as a choreographer, director, teacher and performer and has Directed CoisCéim’s BROADREACH initiative since 2006.  For more information please see her extended biography here: coisceim.com/about-us/

MATTHEW WILLIAMSON | PROJECT LEADER

Matthew is a dancer and choreographer from Dublin with over 14 years’ experience in performance and competitive dance. He has worked with ANU and CoisCéim Dance Theatre on THESE ROOMS for ART:2016 in the Dublin Theatre Festival 2016 and with CoisCéim has toured extensively, from Sligo to the Sydney Opera House, in THE WOLF AND PETER by David Bolger. Also most recently worked on The Lost O Casey part of Dublin Theatre festival 2018. Matthew’s speciality is acrobatic, musical and energetic Hip-Hop (Breakdance) and has thought for many years all around Ireland. He has over ten championship titles under his belt and has showcased his skills in front of some of the biggest companies in the world; in 2014 he received a life time achievement award for outstanding contribution to Irish Hip-Hop dance. He is also a member of dance group Raw Edge Crew who have performed and competed as Irish representatives in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, the UK and Germany. Raw Edge featured on Sky One’s GOT TO DANCE where they reached the live semi finals.

OLWYN LYONS | DANCE TEACHER

Olwyn is a choreographer, dance artist and community dance facilitator, who specialises in Contemporary and Hip Hop Dance. She is a certified Dance for Parksinson’s teacher (Dance for PD® USA, English National Ballet, U.K.) and is a qualified Zumba instructor. Recently Olwyn was been awarded funding from South Dublin County’s Cruinniú na nÓg 2019 to direct a children’s show involving primary school children. (April – June 2019). Olwyn has previously danced in works choreographed by David Bolger (IRE), Catherine Young (IRE),  Hélène Cathala (FR),  Sibéal Davitt (IRE), Muirne Bloomer (IRE), Dr. Valerie Preston Dunlop (U.K), Luca Silvestrini (U.K.), Raimund Hoghe (Germany, Pina Bausch).

GAVIN KELLY aka THE MAIN EVENT | DJ

Gavin is a music producer and DJ from North Dublin. His background is in hiphop dancing and he has been DJing in Dublin since he was 18, playing some of Dublin’s biggest and best nightclubs.  He is currently a resident DJ for the RnBClub and has won beat making competitions including The RedBull BCONE Perfect Beat Challenge 2018. He has worked with artists including Detroit’s own Maine Soul and Belfast’s up and coming rap star Leo Miyagee. His studio album titled 29:20 was released in 2018.