As part of the Bealtaine Festival 2010 CoisCéim Dance Theatre and Dublin City Council’s Arts, Sport & Leisure, and Community Development sections came together for the third year to produce DANCE ARIAS a dance project for people aged 50+.

Creative dance sessions took place at six venues throughout Dublin City. Over 200 people took part in creating short dance pieces to the music of Bellini, Bizet, Offenback, Puccini and Verdi. DANCE ARIAS is a selection of these dance pieces performed to some of the most popular opera arias. DANCE ARIAS demonstrates the wealth of creativity and the passion for dance among those age 50+ in the community.

Choreographers: David Bolger, Philippa Donnellan, Emma O’Kane
Stage Manager: Stephanie Ryan
Lighting: Eamon Fox
Sound: Alexis Nealon
Volunteer Dance Assistants: Rachel Burke, Olwyn Lyons
Volunteer Costume Assistants: Rakel Arroyo, Teresa Laiseca, Louise Loughney, Samantha Meredith

Past Performances include The Round Room As part of the Bealtaine Festival 2010 and The Mansion House’s Culture Night in collaboration with Creative Steps.


This is a partnership project between CoisCéim Broadreach and Dublin City Council’s Arts, Sports and Leisure and Community Development Sections.