Led by Philippa Donnellan

A CoisCéim BROADREACH project commissioned by Age & Opportunity / Bealtaine 
in association with Fatima Groups United


We’re delighted to announce the final instalment of our Age & Opportunity commission, THE DOOR led by Philippa Donnellan.  TURNING THE KEY is a creative dance and film project that kicks off in time for St Patrick’s Day with an option for participants to create and record their own dance.  

Taking place on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 16 March – at home – near or far – it doesn’t matter where you live, come and join us to turn the key and open the door to your creativity…

16 MARCH to 8 APRIL 2021

WHEN | Tuesdays and Thursdays | 2.00-3.30pm 
WHERE | Online using the Zoom platform
HOW TO REGISTER | Email Caoimhe at broadreach@coisceim.com to sign up
FREE | There is no fee to participate in this project. CoisCéim is a registered charity and we welcome donations of any amount. If you would like to support our work please click here to donate now.

– a Laptop, computer, tablet or phone with internet access for Zoom. (click here for a video tutorial showing how to join zoom)
– A safe space to dance at home: a clear floor area of a few paces square – free of movable furniture and other hard objects
– The best floor surfaces are carpet, lino or wood (Dancing on ceramic kitchen tiles or concrete is to be avoided)


We’re here to help you log in with confidence so that you can focus on what’s important…the dancing! 

If you’re new to the platform, you can book a one to one chat with Caoimhe where you’ll go through setting up and logging into your Zoom account so that when Wednesday comes around, you’ll be familiar with the site and ready to go. Email Caoimhe at broadreach@coisceim.com for registration and to book your free Zoom orientation.


Philippa is a professional dance artist, choreographer and arts facilitator based in Dublin. As the Director of CoisCéim BROADREACH from 2006-2020, she developed a range of creative and educational residencies and partnerships with leading Irish institutions, and directed and choreographed many inspiring projects with different communities in Dublin and across Ireland – including devising and delivering an annual performance project for people aged 50+ for the Bealtaine festival that brought together three different departments in Dublin City Council (2007 -2015) and leading the youth dance theatre group, CREATIVE STEPS.  Other key Broadreach projects included  CREATIVE DANCE TALES, 38 WOMEN and more recently OFF THE WALLS, EMILY, SHORELINE, ALIGHT! and the EXIT15 commission.


Bealtaine is a month long festival in May featuring performances, exhibitions, discussions, workshops and readings by artists working in different art forms all over Ireland. Find out more here.



Photo: Anthony Griffin