A vibrant new project with CREATIVE STEPS YOUTH DANCE FOR AGES 15 – 25

 

directed by artistic collaborators Sibéal Davitt and Olwyn Lyons

 
 
COUNTER|CULTURE draws inspiration from Olwyn and Sibéal’s professional training and experience in Contemporary, Hip Hop and Irish Traditional sean-nós and their desire to scratch beneath the surface to discover other forms of dance with Creative Steps dancers. 
 
Do you have another style of dance that you’d like to share?
COUNTER|CULTURE will explore movement sampled from dynamic folk dances including Appalachian flatfooting, Indian Bharatanatyam traditional dance, Palestinian Dabke and many more. Choreography will be accompanied by an electronic sound score that draw the movements together to develop a vivid contemporary dance language. Expect a highly challenging dance experience! Take part in weekly technical dance classes, work creatively and collaboratively and perform with other young people in an original dance theatre piece at festivals and youth/arts platforms in spring 2018.
 
Find out more about CREATIVE STEPS here…

PERFORMANCES

DU Dance | UNANIMOUS YOUTH DANCE PLATFORM | BELFAST
DU Dance is delighted to bring the 7th celebration of Unanimous Youth Dance Platform back to the Lyric Theatre. The event will showcase exciting new dances performed by talented young people from across the island of Ireland.
DATE | Sunday 8 April 2018
VENUE | Lyric Theatre, Belfast
TIME | 7.00pm
TICKETS |  £5
BOOKING | +44 (0)28 9038 1081 | boxoffice@lyrictheatre.co.uk | www.lyrictheatre.co.uk

COISCÉIM STUDIO | YOUNG CREATORS | DUBLIN
An informal opportunity to view, engage and discover more about the next generation of dance creators!
DATE | Sunday 22 April 2018
VENUE | CoisCéim Studio, 14 Sackville Place, Dublin 1
TIME | 3.00pm
TICKETS | Free of charge
BOOKING | First come, first served – limited capacity, arrive early to avoid disappointment. Please note CoisCéim Studio is not wheelchair accessible.

South Dublin County Council | NOISEMoves YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL 2018 – South DUBLIN
NOISEmoves features youth dance groups ages 13 – 25 on stage and in workshops for a weekend in April.
DATE | Sunday 29 April 2018
VENUE | Civic Theatre, Belgard Square East, Tallaght, Dublin 24
TIME | 8.00pm
TICKETS | €8 | Four or more tickets €5 each
BOOKING | 01 4627477 | www.civictheatre.ie | www.noisedublin.ie

PROJECT DATES

15 January to end April 2018

Creative Steps meets every Monday from 6 – 9pm at CoisCéim Studio, 14 Sackville Place, Dublin 1, with additional rehearsals before performances. 

FREE TASTER CLASS | Monday 15 January 2018 | 6.00 – 9.00pm

For additional information, please email Broadreach Director Philippa Donnellan: philippa@coisceim.com

 

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).