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Digital Dances

CoisCéim is heading inside for the coming months and we’ve got some lively new moves to share with you.  From performance and participation projects to curated online classes let’s dance together to keep our spirits up, stay in shape and reflect on the positive change our strange new world may bring.

Highlights include the livestream of David Bolger’s award-winning THE WOLF AND PETER as part of the Sydney Opera House’s Digital Stage, two CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECTS led by David and Philippa Donnellan and DANCE YOUR OWN DANCE workshops for children in partnership with The Ark.

Our SOFA CINEMA series will feature exclusive online private screenings from the CoisCéim archives, a special preview celebration screening of two films marking the completion of our major Broadreach commission, EXIT 15 and LANDSCAPE,  a short snapshot by the Creative Steps youth dance group.

You can find listings of upcoming free events and projects below.  New details will be announced in the coming weeks – stay tuned and follow us on social media for more!

The Wolf and Peter

THE WOLF AND PETER

AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Catch the livestream of David Bolger’s ★★★★★ adventure for children and their families as part of Sydney Opera House’s Digital Stage from 17 April 2020.  
 
 
This recording of THE WOLF AND PETER was filmed at Sydney Opera House and live streamed to 21 schools in New South Wales on 20 July 2017.  It was first screened in Ireland on Thursday 2nd April 2020 as part of CoisCéim’s SOFA CINEMA series.
 

sofa cinema 

HIT AND RUN 

Co-Produced by CoisCéim Dance Theatre and Saffron Pictures
Friday 3 April | available to watch from 9.30pm until late

This multi-award winning feature-length dance film directed by John Comiskey is about the disintegration of a young urban gang whose lives are changed forever in one night.

WEEKEND WATER FILMS 1

Saturday 4 April | available to watch from 4pm until 10pm

Curtain Raiser | BROADREACH | EXIT 15 Special Preview Screening
RUNAWAY POOL with Gaelscoil Shliabh Rua

HOW TO SINK A PAPER BOAT | Short Film
HOW TO SINK A PAPER BOAT delves into the mysteries of the sea – as events of Dublin Bay’s past collide with the present, bringing history to life in a bold, physical short film.

WEEKEND WATER FILMS 2 

Sunday 5 April | available to watch from 4pm until 10pm

Curtain Raiser | BROADREACH | EXIT 15 Special Preview Screening
SPLASH! with the EXIT 15 dance class for people aged 50+

Wildfire Films | DEEP END DANCE | Short Film
Mother and son, above and below the surface. Produced by Wildfire Films and written & choreographed by David Bolger, it was one of four dance films chosen for production for the Arts Council / RTÉ DANCE ON THE BOX 2010.

BROADREACH | CREATIVE STEPS  

28 April – 02 May | available to watch from 12pm until 10pm

A selection of short films from the BROADREACH archive of Creative Steps Youth Dance Theatre and the premiere of LANDSCAPE, the latest Creative Steps Project.

ONE SHOT WONDERS | WAVES & CÍOR CRÁ | Tuesday 28 April
INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY SPECIAL | Special Screening of All 6 Films | Wednesday 29 April 
RESTLESS & ALL THE KING’S MEN | Thursday 30 April  
WHERE ARE WE NOW | THE SHAPES I’D MAKE & LONELY GIRL | Friday 01 May 

LANDSCAPE | Led by Laura Macken | Saturday 02 May  
This short film is a snapshot recording of an action-packed dance project that started live in the studio earlier this year.   The screening coincides with what would have been the culmination performance at NOISEmoves.    

BROADREACH

THE CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT

Join David Bolger and Philippa Donnellan as they each lead an intensive CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT this spring.  A regular feature of our BROADREACH programme, THE CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT is a creative and performance opportunity for adults to work with professional choreographers in the exploration of contemporary dance theatre.  

THE CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT 16 | A CLOSE UP BY A LONG SHOT | LED BY DAVID BOLGER
MONDAY 20 APRIL – FRIDAY 1 MAY 2020 | Click here for more information…

THE CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT 17 | UNUSUAL ROUTINES & ODD RECIPES | LED BY PHILIPPA DONNELLAN
FRIDAY 1 MAY – FRIDAY 15 MAY 2020 | Click here for more information…

Places are limited in these digital dance intensives and will be allocated strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. Snap up yours from 5pm on 1 April by emailing Sarah at info@coisceim.com stating your preference.   

OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AGED 6+

DANCE YOUR OWN DANCE

DANCE YOUR OWN DANCE is a workshop series for ages 6-12 that encourages everyone to explore choreography in a lively, fun and individual way. Click here for more details and a free online tutorial.

Wednesday 29 April | 11am & 12.30pm | Free | as 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 15 & 22 April | 11am & 12.30pm | Free | as part of The Ark @ Home

CoisCéim Broadreach is delighted to be teaming up with The Ark to jointly present two live online dance workshops for children.  Led by Philippa Donnellan, these colourful, themed sessions took 6-8 year olds on an absorbing creative dance journey in their own home.
 

CREATIVE DANCE TALES DIGITAL RESOURCES

First delivered as part of CoisCéim’s production of The Wolf and Peter,  CREATIVE DANCE TALES is storytelling through dance.  In addition to the workshop series in primary schools it includes an online digital resource for educators and dance artists to guide children through a series of lively and physically dynamic exercises and inventive movement tasks.   FREE TO DOWNLOAD.
 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE AGED 50+

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY TEA PARTY | WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL | 2-3.30pm

To celebrate International Dance Day, come and dance with us in a wonderfully madcap TEA DANCE PARTY live on Zoom. Led by Philippa Donnellan, it will feature special guest flautist Lina Andonovska playing live! FIND OUT MORE and BOOK here.

DIGITAL DANCE CLASSES

CLASSES FOR PEOPLE AGED 50+ | Every Wednesday | from 2pm

We’ve moved our weekly dance class for people aged 50+ online –  and you’re invited to dance with us from the comfort of your home.  Every Wednesday we post a new video of Philippa Donnellan’s class here.  Start with easy warm-up exercises and learn different dances – let’s have some fun and keep moving together!

CLASSES FOR PEOPLE IN CARE SETTINGS

Tailor-made online dance classes suitable for older people in care settings are available on request – if you are interested in these or any of our other activities for ages 50+ please contact: broadreach@coisceim.com

ADULT EVENING CLASSES | Check out our recommendations for free online classes

With our curated evening classes currently on hold, we’ve spent some time looking for some fantastic free online opportunities for you to dance including ballet with Tamara Rojo from ENB,  Contemporary with the Merce Cunningham  Trust and everything from hip-hop to vogue with the Alvin Ailey Extension Programme.

 

MAKE A DONATION

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BE PART OF OUR ANNIVERSARY – DONATE €25 NOW.   These are challenging times for everyone and for this reason DIGITAL DANCES is FREE for all to enjoy.  If you can contribute – we would love to be able to count you amongst our 25th anniversary donors !  THANK YOU!

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