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CREATIVE STEPS | YOUTH DANCE for ages 15 – 25

 

 

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.
 

 

NEW PROJECT: BUILDING SPACES OF POSSIBILITY | GET INVOLVED!

Flash floods, dead bees, smelly air – why should I care? Climate change is affecting us all but what exactly is it – this new project aims to put it in plain words. BUILDING SPACES OF POSSIBILITY is highly targeted at young people between the ages of 16-22 who have other things on their minds.    

CoisCéim Broadreach is back in person with an opportunity to collaborate on BUILDING SPACES OF POSSIBILITY led by choreographer Muirne Bloomer and science communicator, Dr. Niamh Shaw , in which young people are invited to craft choreography and perform short dance artworks as part of Science Week 2021 in various locations, culminating at Science Gallery Dublin. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

We are fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Our Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy and Procedures are available online here: coisceim.com/about-us/working-with-us/

Past Projects

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

 

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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