Led by Philippa Donnellan

Commissioned by Age & Opportunity / Bealtaine


There is a door.
It has a handle and a lock.
It can be easy or difficult to open.
Depending, of course, on which side of the door you are on, who opens it and why.
Should it be flung open wide?
Opened just enough to see who is there?
Or kept firmly closed?

THE DOOR is a dance theatre & performance project open to people aged 50+. Imaginative and provocative, THE DOOR embraces the Bealtaine Festival’s theme of hospitality and what it means as we age. The project begins with CREATIVE DANCE WORKSHOPS in Dublin and beyond and culminates in a special TEA DANCE in May 2019. See below for dates and details.

THE DOOR will continue with other creative dance-theatre opportunities later in the year and will end with a specially devised performance by participants in May 2020.

Organised in partnership with Age & Opportunity as part of the nationwide Bealtaine festival – celebrating the arts and creativity as we age.



Contact us for further information at 01 878 0558 or email philippa@coisceim.com


Led by Philippa Donnellan

Do you love to dance? Are you curious about choreography? Informal, energising and fun, these workshops invite you 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 your own.  

DAY | Mondays
DATES | 29 April, 6, 13, 20 May 2019
TIME | 6.00 – 7.30pm
PLACE | CoisCéim Studio. 14 Sackville Place, Dublin 1. Please note the venue is not wheelchair accessible
PRICE PER CLASS | Drop in and Dance! €5 per person per class.  Contact us for additional fee options. No pre-booking necessary. 



Whether you take part in the workshops or not – we invite you to come and join the fun! Share your experiences, dance with others and show choreography created during the workshops. Free of charge, there’ll be some fabulous music and a cuppa tea and biscuits for all!

DAY | Sunday
DATES | 26 May 2019
TIME | 2 – 4.30pm
PLACE | The Pillar Room, Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Street, Dublin 1. Wheelchair accessible
ADMISSION FREE |Open to everyone, no pre-booking necessary.