CoisCéim Broadreach and Dublin City Council’s Arts, Sports & Recreation and Community Development Sectors are delighted to come together for the eighth year to produce FEAST ON DANCE | THE MAIN COURSE – a dance project for people aged 50+ as part of Bealtaine Festival 2015.

The project began in March with drop-in dance classes in five centres across Dublin. Together the participants worked with a professional choreographer from CoisCéim Dance Theatre, to create the recipe and the menu for the performance of FEAST ON DANCE |THE MAIN COURSE.

Dance classes & performance project for ages 50+

Directed by choreographer Philippa Donnellan, FEAST ON DANCE | THE MAIN COURSE was inspired by extravagant culinary traditions, both past and present, and is set to be a grand and lively social occasion – a rich and savoury choreographic feast of dance accompanied by some of the finest classical music of all time.

Drop in dance classes took place at:

Evergreen Centre, Terenure Road North,Terenure, D6
Tuesdays | 11am – 12.15pm | 31 MAR, 7, 14,21, 28 APR, 5, 12, 19 MAY

Ballyfermot Sport & Fitness Centre, Blackditch Road, Ballyfermot, D10
Tuesdays | 2.30pm – 3.45pm | 31 MAR, 7, 14, 21, 28 APR, 5, 12, 19 MAY

Ballybough Community Centre, Ballybough Road, Ballybough, D3
Wednesdays | 11am – 12.15pm  | 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 APR, 6, 13, 20 MAY

St. Finbarrs GAA Club, Fassaugh Avenue, Cabra, D7
Thursdays | 11am – 12.15pm | 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 APRIL,7, 14, 21 MAY

Santry Community Resource Centre, Donville Court, Santry, D9
Thursdays | 2pm – 3.15pm | 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 APRIL, 7, 14, 21 MAY

FEAST ON DANCE | THE MAIN COURSE is a partnership project between CoisCéim Broadreach and Dublin City Council Arts, Sport and Recreation and Community Development Sectors.



Photography by Ros Kavanagh


Feast on dance | Recent performances

Thursday 28 May at City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2 3pm & 6pm. Part of Bealtaine Festival 2015
THE STARTER A short dance served with some delightful choice ingredients.

Feast on Dance takes the theme of a celebratory meal and social occasion – and includes a lot of dancing together with a  fair amount of eating and drinking! It is an 18 month project which started in January 2015 and will run through to Spring/Summer 2016. It is designed in 3 settings – THE STARTER, THE MAIN COURSE  and THE DESSERT. Directed by Philippa Donnellan, THE STARTER was created with members of the Dance Ensemble – CoisCéim’s performance group for people aged 50+ and was performed at St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra in February 2015. These performances formed a part of the Seeing Dance strand of CoisCéim’s residency at the College, and took place as free lunch-time events for students and staff.