The Door in 2019
This project began with CREATIVE DANCE WORKSHOPS in Dublin and beyond and culminated with a special TEA DANCE:
CREATIVE DANCE WORKSHOPS
From 29 April to 24 May, Philippa Donnellan and Emma O’Kane led a series of taster dance workshops at CoisCéim Studio and also with 6Dun Laoghaire Active Retirement Group, Ozanam House Active Retirement Group, Fatima Family Resource Centre, and Newcastle Active Retirement Group. Informal, energising and fun, these workshops invited participants to take part in easy dance sequences to music of all kinds, exchange stories and ideas around the theme, and discover a few original moves of their own.
“…. we all enjoyed the Dance Workshops with Philippa….and we had great fun and came out feeling relaxed and happy” – Gabrielle Lowe, DLR Active Retirement Group Coordinator
“I thought I’d only go the once to see…but I’ve loved every minute and came to every class.” – participant
“really enjoyed the process, it was good to push myself” – Fatima Groups United member
DANCING THROUGH THE DOOR | TEA DANCE 2019
On Sunday 26 May at the Pillar Room, Rotunda Hospital, over 100 people came together to share experiences, dance with others and show choreography created during the workshops. This free celebration open to both workshop participants and members of the public. During the event, and following several energetic dances and plenty of cups of tea, some of the participants presented 4-5 choreographies and dramatic scenes that had been created during workshops. These informal showings revealed stories of exclusion, suspicion, sorrow, joyful welcome and unexpected celebration, and were followed by much insightful response by members of the public.
In 2019, THE DOOR was also supported by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.