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, 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.
In 2020, CREATIVE STEPS worked with Irish choreographer Laura Macken on a dance and performance project. It was a unique creative opportunity for young people to work with a professional choreographer and to collaborate, practice and perform. The culmination video, LANDSCAPE is a series of snapshots of some of the material from the piece – filmed by the dancers themselves in their various lockdown locations. Find out more…
The year culminated with the LAST OF THE BIG SHOES
project led by Philippa Donnellan – members were invited to step forward into a world of seriously fancy footwork and fantastical shoes to imagine and create a series of specially choreographed shoe-stories for the camera. Find out more…
Links to other recent projects can be found at the bottom of this page.