VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS | 2020

 

DANCE YOUR OWN DANCE workshops encourage everyone to explore choreography in a lively, fun and individual way. So if you love to create magical, wildly adventurous stories and enjoy dancing to all kinds of brilliant music, then join us from your living room – on these fabulous journeys of discovery…and find out how you can DANCE YOUR OWN DANCE!  All you need are bags of energy and lots of enthusiasm!

This autumn we’re delighted to take DANCE YOUR OWN DANCE across the Atlantic. Specially commissioned by Irish Arts Center in New York for their At Home With Irish Arts Center: Oíche Shamhna/Irish Halloween festival, take part in a CHILDREN OF LIR interactive performance special with Emily Kilkenny Roddy or join us live for a WOLF AND PETER special on 6 December with Philippa Donnellan. Find out more and register HERE.
 
 

TAKE PART IN EMILY KILKENNY RODDY’S WORKSHOP HERE:

 

DANCE YOUR OWN DANCE | VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS with PHILIPPA DONNELLAN & OLWYN LYONS | April – July 2020

As CoisCéim moved inside this Spring,  Philippa Donnellan and Olywn Lyons teamed up to deliver DANCE YOUR OWN DANCE –  a virtual workshop series for children aged 6-10 that encourages people to explore choreography in a lively, fun and individual way.  Beginning in April in partnership with The Ark and returning in July in collaboration with Dublin City Arts Office and Libraries as part of the Creative Hubs in Libraries Summer Programme – participants created inventive dance tales based on THE WOLF AND PETER,  Alice in Wonderland and more – from their own homes!

As part of the International Dance Day Special, Olwyn Lyons created the following tutorial to run in parallel with the live workshop.

Tutorial with Olwyn Lyons

Love the dances on TikTok? Now’s your chance to create your own! Join Olwyn on this online taster session that draws influences from urban and contemporary dance styles. Starting with a general warm up and stretch, Olwyn will then introduce you to some cool moves to uptempo beats that you can put together to Dance Your Own Dance!

 

CREATIVE HUBS IN LIBRARIES SUMMER PROGRAMME| JULY 2020

Dublin City Arts Office and Libraries hosted these virtual workshops in association with CoisCéim BROADREACH. Participants created magical, wildly adventurous stories and danced to all kinds of brilliant music, from their living rooms!

THURSDAYS 9 & 16 JULY | FOR AGES 6 – 8
with Philippa Donnellan

TIME | 10.30am
BALLYFERMOT LIBRARY Ballyfermotlibrary@dublincity.ie

TIME | 11.30pm   
CABRA LIBRARY Cabralibrary@dublincity.ie

TIME | 12.30pm  
COOLOCK LIBRARY Coolocklibrary@dublincity.ie

THURSDAYS 23 & 30 JULY | FOR AGES 9 – 12
with Olwyn Lyons

TIME | 10.30am  
CABRA LIBRARY Cabralibrary@dublincity.ie

TIME | 11.30pm
COOLOCK LIBRARY Coolocklibrary@dublincity.ie

TIME | 12.30pm
BALLYFERMOT LIBRARY Ballyfermotlibrary@dublincity.ie

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY
WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL | 11AM (ages 8-9) & 12.30PM (ages 10-11)
Part of The Ark @ Home

In celebration of International Dance Day and in partnership with The Ark, we invited children aged 8-11 and their grown-ups to join us for an urban dance adventure with Olwyn Lyons.  

WEDNESDAY 22 APRIL | 11AM & 12.30PM
Part of The Ark @ Home

Led by Philippa Donnellan, these colourful, themed sessions took 6-8 year olds on an absorbing creative dance journey in their own home. This fun physical adventure was based on THE WOLF AND PETER by David Bolger. Together, participants explored how Peter dances as he goes into the forest, did a quick change to become the scary Wolf (who is a super cool Street Dancer!) – and found out what actually happened to The Duck…

WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL | 11AM & 12.30PM
Part of The Ark @ Home

Philippa Donnellan led this colourful, themed dance story workshop for 6-8 year olds to enjoy participating in at home.  In this workshop, participants headed to the beach with a few ‘seaside’ props to help set the scene. On arrival at their imaginary beach, they danced to some great tunes with the other participating children and made some amazing shapes, swam to the music and skip, hop, twist and turn to Dance Your Own Dance!