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CREATIVE STEPS | YOUTH DANCE for ages 15 – 25

 

 

We’re delighted to announce…

CREATIVE STEPS takes a leaps forward with a new dance and performance project, VELOCITY, starting this autumn with fabulous Irish choreographer Laura Macken. A unique creative opportunity for young people to work with a professional choreographer and to collaborate, practice and perform, Laura’s work combines the power of Contemporary and the lyricism of Ballet with the drama of physical theatre. As Laura says about working with Creative Steps:
 
“I feel this will be a really exciting challenge for me and for everyone in the group to create choreography together. The style of my choreography is fun to do, but also technically demanding! I’m so looking forward to getting started – to see the young people dance and find out how they can really move!”
 

OPEN TO NEW MEMBERS

Free taster sessions coming up in November 2019.
Project starts in January 2020 and culminates in performances in April 2020.
 
 
 
 
 

About Creative Steps

Established in 2007 as part of CoisCéim BROADREACH, Creative Steps is a dance theatre group for young people aged 15-25. Based at CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s studio in Dublin City Centre and coordinated by Broadreach Director Philippa Donnellan, it offers young people the opportunity to collaborate, devise and perform dance theatre for the stage and the screen and work with guest choreographers, teachers, and professional artists in different mediums.

Central to the ethos of Creative Steps is to facilitate and enable young people to work inventively and imaginatively together – to take creative risks and explore the unknown – and to challenge themselves and others in the creation of original, high quality dance theatre.

Creative Steps participants have produced a number of short dance films and theatre productions, and have performed both locally and nationally at festivals including: Big Bang Festival of Rhythm, Longford Dance Festival, NOISEmoves Youth Dance Festival, Irish Youth Dance Festival and Culture Night. In 2014 members worked with Philippa Donnellan to create and perform Army Ants as part of CURTAIN RAISERS for CoisCéim Dance Theatre production of Agnes at Project Arts Centre.

BECOME A MEMBER

A minimum of one year’s training in dance or physical theatre technique is required – plus a passion for dance, a desire to learn new dance skills, an interest in choreography and performance – and a commitment to the group.

Contact Philippa Donnellan at philippa@coisceim.com via email to arrange to attend a free taster class.

Membership also entitles you to

Take Contemporary Dance classes at CoisCéim throughout the year for the student price of €10 per class!
Discounted tickets for CoisCéim Dance Theatre productions
Dance training and career advice from CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s professional dance team.

Fees

Fees vary per project. Audition/Taster class is free of charge.
All fees are payable in advance and are non-refundable following the audition/taster class.

recent performances

COUNTER | CULTURE

A dialogue between young dancers, this hypnotic piece explores the individual voice versus the power of the collective. As pathways between dancers collide, stories begin to unravel to reveal other identities and new, different connections are made between them all.

Commissioned by CoisCéim BROADREACH, COUNTER | CULTURE is a new piece by choreographers Sibéal Davitt and Olwyn Lyons.

DU Dance | UNANIMOUS YOUTH DANCE PLATFORM | BELFAST
DATE | Sunday 8 April 2018
VENUE | Lyric Theatre, Belfast
TIME | 7.00pm
TICKETS |  £5

COISCÉIM | 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

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

WALK, RUN, DANCE

IRISH YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL
Saturday 1 July 2017 | Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
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LiFT YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL
Saturday 8 April 2017 | axis, Ballymun, Dublin 9
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NOISEmoves YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL
Sunday 30 April 2017 | Civic Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Time: 8pm 
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NOISE Moves is a youth dance festival held annually in April at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght. Initiated in 2010, NOISE Moves offers a professional venue and resources to local and regional dance groups to connect the youth dance community. NOISE Moves is part of NOISE Dublin, South Dublin County Council’s Youth Arts programme.

OFF THE WALLS

Cruinniú na Cásca
EASTER MONDAY  2017 | The LAB | 1 Foley St Dublin 1 D01 WA07 Foley Street | View Map

 

Projects

Feedback From Members

” I loved being involved in creating something new. “

” I enjoyed working in a group as a team, creating pieces together. “

” I really enjoyed helping create choreography. Great meeting and working with the group. “

” Great experience and nothing I had ever done before. “

” Good way to experience dance for camera – its so different to dancing on stage. “

” I liked using the camera as a means of communicating a dance concept. “

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