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!

 

See below for schedule of events.

 

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

NEWS | UPCOMING EVENTS

MEET EBB & FLO’
Pop Up Dances in Ballyogan

Keep an eye for two stylish dancers, Ebb & Flo’! They’ll be popping up in mini dance performances in different places in the Ballyogan area. Here and there, indoors and outdoors, up and down, they will be somewhere near you. Once you see Ebb & Flo’ dancing, you’ll just have to join in!

DAY: THURSDAY 22 AUGUST
LEOPARDSTOWN SHOPPING CENTRE, THE GALLOPS PUB & SAMUEL BECKETT CENTRE BALLYOGAN
TIME: 3.30 – 5.00PM

THE PARK CARRICKMINES
TIME: 6.00 – 7.30PM

MARLAY PARK, FARMERS MARKET
TIME: 1.00 – 2.00PM

 

MARLAY PARK NURSING HOME
TIME: 3.30 – 4.15PM

 

LEOPARDSTOWN SHOPPING CENTRE & THE GALLOPS PUB
TIME: 5.15 – 6.15PM

 

SUNDAY 25 AUGUST
THE PARK CARRICKMINES SHOPPING CENTRE
TIME: 11.30 – 12.15PM

 

MARLAY PARK, FARMERS MARKET
TIME: 1.00 – 2.00PM

 

LEOPARDSTOWN SHOPPING CENTRE & THE GALLOPS PUB
TIME: 3.30PM – 4.30PM

 

TUESDAY 27 AUGUST
EXIT 15 TEA DANCE, PARISH HALL, BALLYOGAN AVE
TIME: 2.10 & 3.30PM

 

CHANGE OF VENUE

WE’RE MOVING!
On Tuesday 13 August and Tuesday 20 August all dance classes will be taking place in the dance studio in the Samuel Beckett Centre, just across the road from our usual spot in Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua. We hope to see all of our dancers there! 

EXIT 15 UPDATE

A new dance film with the 50+ group is growing, as conversations about holidays by the sea unfold and aqua-balletic style choreography is developed. And some fab headwear is being created by Costume Designer Arran Murphy with assistance from Fidel – a local member of Ballyogan Crafty Hands group. Watch this space as the ladies swim into action!

Last week the children in our Street Dance class also got to team up with their parents in a special inter-generational class led by Olwyn. It was brilliant seeing our mother-daughter duos getting creative and dancing together, as they explored different ways of making body-rhythms! 

TEA DANCE
TUESDAY 27 AUGUST | BALLYOGAN PARISH HALL
TIME: 2.00 – 5.00PM 

Come and join us! Find your feet and dance to some classic tunes by our live band or just enjoy a good cuppa and a chat.
Dance with a partner or on your own and enjoy this summer celebration.

Free of charge – ALL WELCOME!

DANCE BOOGIE WORKSHOP FOR ALL THE FAMILY
TUESDAY 8 OCTOBER | BALLYOGAN FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE 
TIME: 12.00PM 

Open to all the family – parents, carers, grans and grandads, we invite you to find your feet, throw a few shapes and dance! There’ll be R n B, Rock n Roll music and more, come join us!
Led by Philippa Donnellan.

Admission FREE!

TAKE PART | DANCE CLASSES

NEW! DANCE CLASS FOR ADULTS aged 18+
TUESDAYS STARTING 9 JULY | GAELSCOIL SHLIABH RUA, BALLYOGAN ROAD
TIME: 4.15 – 5.15pm

Calling all adults who enjoy dancing or fancy trying something new!  Have fun while keeping fit and healthy.  Come and take part in a new, FREE weekly dance class starting at Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua, running every Tuesday from 4.15 – 5.15pm until 13 August. Led by Philippa Donnellan, it will be a great way to stretch your mind and body. 
These classes take place in the classroom next to the children’s Street Dance class, so for any parents interested  – why not dance while you wait!   Everyone is welcome.  Call us on 878 0558 or email us at admin@coisceim.com to find out more.

STREET DANCE CLASSES & FILM PROJECT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGES 8-11 & 12-16 
TUESDAYS STARTING 11 JUNE | GAELSCOIL SHLIABH RUA, BALLYOGAN ROAD
AGES: 8 – 11 | TIME: 4.00 – 4.45pm
AGES: 12 – 16 | TIME: 4.45 – 5.45pm

Get creative, be part of a dance film project and practice some new and funky moves!
Come and learn basic street dance, groove to Hip Hop music and more and get involved in creating a dance film!
No registration needed – just drop in and dance! 

STREET DANCE PARTY! The Exit 15 Street Dance classes come together to celebrate their new hip-hop moves in the best way they know how – a dance party! This isn’t one to miss. Date to be announced. 

DANCE CLASSES FOR PEOPLE AGED 50+
TUESDAYS STARTING 23 APRIL | GAELSCOIL SHLIABH RUA, BALLYOGAN ROAD
TIME: 2.30 – 3.45pm

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 is free of charge with no experience necessary. Wear loose comfortable clothing and rubber soled shoes, all welcome! A big thank you to Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua for opening their doors to the older members of the community.

RECENT EVENTS

 

ON THURSDAY 18 JULY | BALLYOGAN FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE

Olwyn and Philippa joined staff and toddlers at Ballyogan Family Resource Centre for more dance workshops and fun-filled activity. Everyone had a great day filming with the children and finding out all about their ideas and experiences of the seaside. Some fantastic sea creature impressions were seen and we were told by one little sailor the best spot to visit by boat is The Leisureplex! 

ON MONDAY 24 JUNE | GAELSCOIL SHLIABH RUA, BALLYOGAN ROAD

Students were treated a selection of community and professional films from CoisCéim Dance Theatre: THE SHAPES I MAKE and THIS IS ME by Creative Steps and St Andrews Resource Centre youth groups; and DEEP END DANCE (Wildfire Films) and HOW TO SINK A PAPER BOAT (CoisCéim) both written/choreographed by CoisCéim’s Artistic Director David Bolger.

ON THURSDAY/FRIDAY 13 & 14 JUNE | GAELSCOIL SHLIABH RUA

Philippa, Matthew, Peter and Arran worked with the children in Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua to create their short film ‘Splash!’ Even though the sun didn’t make an appearance, our young dancers brought the summer vibes – dancing in their best sun hats, shades and snorkels. It was so exciting to see everyone’s hard work captured on film, and we all had a brilliant time shooting some funky, freestyle moves as well! 

ON MONDAY 10 JUNE | BALLYOGAN CRAFTY HANDS GROUP

Arran met with the women of the Crafty Hands Group, giving them an insight into the world of costume design as they explored ways of cutting and manipulating organza to create water effects. The group then worked in pairs to create unique water-themed costumes from plain blue t-shirts – resulting in some fantastic jellyfish-like creations!

ON SATURDAY 18 MAY | BALLYOGAN FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Thankfully, the rain held off and the sun shone for the FRC 20th Anniversary party. We had a great time meeting some mums and dads and their little ones – who came to play, dance and jump around on the bouncy castle. Olwyn got all the children dancing and even earned herself a fan club of enthusiastic young dancers!

 

ON SUNDAY 5 MAY | COMMUNITY DAY

Ballyogan Community Day last Sunday went down a storm with a great turn out from the local community! And the children really got in the groove with Matthew Williamson leading the way with some funky steps, hat tricks and head-spinning moves!

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 Williamson- 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 Donnellan, Olwyn Lyons, Matthew Williamson 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

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/

PETER KELLY | FILMMAKER

Peter is an accomplished director of photography and editor with twenty years experience in the field.  He has worked on many different forms from short films, documentaries, experimental film, corporate and product branding. Peter has developed his own production company where he has filmed two series for Television Broadcast. The Last of Us is an 8 part mini docu series studying jobs that are dying out and Shakespeare Unwrapped is a 5 part educational leaving cert study aid.  He developed and filmed a feature length documentary on the vikings in Ireland and a ten part series on science in primary education for Near TV Productions.  Peter works in a freelance work with an ever expanding client list. Some of these clients include The Arts Council, The Department of Business and Enterprise,  The SBCI (Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland), Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council, Bank of Ireland, The Credit Union, Adam&Ed Creative,   Youth Theatre Ireland, National Youth Council of Ireland, Google, Trocaire, Traidlinks, Kevin Rowe Events (Live multi cam events), Citizens Information Service, Fingal County Council, CoisCéim, Trocaire and many more.

OLWYN LYONS | CREATIVE DANCE LEADER

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.

MATTHEW WILLIAMSON | DANCE TEACHER

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.

ARRAN MURPHY | COSTUME DESIGNER

Arran Murphy is a Costume Designer/Maker working mainly in the fields of Theatre, Dance and Community Arts. She graduated from the Costume Design Diploma in Inchicore College of Further Education in 2007 but has been working in the field in a freelance capacity since 2003. She has been involved with numerous productions and projects including The St Patricks Day Parade, Dance Limerick’s Step Up Programme, CoisCéim’s acclaimed ‘Body Language’ as well as several collaborations with CoisCéim’s Philippa Donellan. Hats she co-designed and made for Bedrock’s Far Away (2004) were chosen as part of a selection to represent Ireland in Scenofest Prague 2007.

LUKE BRABAZON | VIDEOGRAPHER

Luke Brabazon is a documentary director and cinematographer. A graduate of The National Film School at IADT, he is based in Dublin, Ireland. He works on a variety of shortform non-fiction and music documentary projects, always fascinated by communities and people choosing to live lives outside of the ordinary.
His documentary The Last Miner (2018), won best student film at Manchester International Film Festival and Emerging Director’s Awards 2019. It also screened at Galway Film Fleadh, IFI Docfest, DOCfeed Eindhoven and others.