Find out what’s coming up – how you can dance with us – and what’s happening in and around our studio in Dublin 3…



BY DAVID BOLGER “Joyful, clever, entertaining, intricate, technically superb and with a heart of goodness, Francis Footwork is a pure and simple delight. – The Irish Times “If it all sounds a little magical and wondrous, that’s because it is. As well as being one of the most exquisitely choreographed and beautifully produced pieces of dance theatre to be had anywhere…Joyous, uplifting, ...more

Go To Blazes

BY DAVID BOLGER In collaboration with Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI)   WINNER Irish Times Irish Theatre Award for Best Movement NOMINATED Irish Times Irish Theatre Award for Best Costume, Best Video Design and Audience-Choice. “O, Rocks!”  In a meaty delicacy that ignites the senses, David Bolger’s evocative response to Ulysses Episode 4 probes dual realities to create a highly original ...more

The Choreography Project 20 | 2023

LED BY JUSTINE DOSWELL 4 SEPTEMBER - 14 OCTOBER 2023   BE TRULY CREATIVE. TRY SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. MEET LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE PASSIONATE ABOUT DANCE AND THEATRE. THE CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT is an opportunity to work with professional choreographers in the exploration of contemporary performance. Each project is hugely diverse, providing a lively, unique experience of the creative process and the varied practices of collaboration.  ...more

Award Winner

Best Movement - David Bolger FOR GO TO BLAZES and ORFEO ED EURIDICE   Huge congratulations to all the winners of the 2022 Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards.  After receiving 6 nominations we were delighted for David Bolger's win for Best Movement for GO TO BLAZES, part of Ulysses2.2 and Blackwater Valley Opera Festival's ORFEO ED EURIDICE, a partnership with the Irish ...more


THE HOUR WE KNEW NOTHING OF EACH OTHER by Peter Handke Directed by David Bolger and Garry Hynes An artistic partnership between CoisCéim & Ireland's National Theatre, the Abbey. Searingly visceral, the present creates a terrifying new context for Handke’s THE HOUR WE KNEW NOTHING OF EACH OTHER – a theatrically disruptive artwork that addresses urgent issues of our time. It places the ...more


Nominated for 6 Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2022!  We were thrilled to wake up to multiple Irish Times Irish Theatre Award nominations last weekend with David Bolger, Arran Murphy, Neil O’Driscoll for GO TO BLAZES, part of Ulysses2.2 and Maree Kearns and David for Blackwater Valley Opera Festival's ORFEO ED EURIDICE, a partnership with the Irish Baroque Orchestra – a very ...more

Choreography Connects

Funded by an Arts Council of Ireland IRIS Award From July 2022 CHOREOGRAPHY CONNECTS is an important new venture that unites CoisCéim with two European dance trailblazers – OperaEstate/CSC, (Comune di Bassano, Italy) and Le Gymnase CDCN (France) – in a project that explores the strategic alliance between choreography, nature and care. An artist-led, residency initiative funded by Arts Council Ireland, it brings together ...more

WISE OAKS | 2022

LED BY AOIFE MCATAMNEY & POLLY ROWLEY-SAMS AN OUTDOOR WORKSHOP SERIES IN THE HEART OF DUBLIN CITY 31 AUGUST - 21 SEPTEMBER  A very special workshop series where we took things outside and into nature in the city centre hub of St Stephen's Green. Meeting under the bandstand, Aoife McAtamney and Polly Rowley-Sams injected some creativity and movement into our Wednesday lunchtimes ...more

Six in the Attic Alumni Off-Site

Since 2015, Irish Theatre Institute has worked with CoisCéim in providing residency space for Six in the Attic ALUMNI requiring dedicated desk and/or studio space. Designed to support and facilitate creative development opportunities for independent artists in Ireland, Six in the Attic Alumni Off-Site facilitates residencies throughout the year. These short-term residencies are a resource sharing initiative to allow theatre makers, in ...more

The Choreography Project 19 | 2022

LED BY JUSTINE COOPER SUNDAY 12 June - SUNDAY 17 July 2022   A walk in nature A written reflection A poem A dance score This interdisciplinary creative dance and writing project with the exquisite Justine Cooper aimed to create a circular gift of choreography inspired by and returned to Nature, in an informal, outdoor sharing on 17 July 2022.     Justine’s ...more

Cristian & Cosmo (working title)

A SHORT FILM BY DAVID BOLGER In partnership with Wildfire Films IN DEVELOPMENT | 2020-2022   Cristian & Cosmo (Working Title) is an experimental short film about crossing borders – physical, mental and emotional. It tells the true story of Cristian and Cosmo Diroice, two brothers born in Santo Domingo. With little or no English, they arrived in Tramore, Waterford in 2014 and relied on each ...more

Emma O’Kane Bursary

BENEFIT PRESENTED as part of Pavilion21 WHEN | TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2022 | 8.00PM TICKETS | €25 WHERE | Pavilion Theatre, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin Emma O’Kane was an exceptionally gifted artist who moved effortlessly across artforms and media. This special evening honoured her unique artistry, with proceeds being donated to the bursary founded in her name. Thank you to all ...more

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

ORFEO ED EURIDICE CONDUCTED BY PETER WHELAN AND DIRECTED BY DAVID BOLGER WORLD PREMIERE | 31 MAY– 6 JUNE 2022   WINNER Irish Times Irish Theatre Award 2022 for Best Movement NOMINATED Irish Times Irish Theatre Award, Best Set, Best Opera and Audience-Choice Blackwater Valley Opera Festival – Ireland’s Summer Opera Festival – returned for 2022 with Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. Running from ...more


WITH CHRISTOPHER ASH  On the FRANCIS FOOTWORK stage at THE ARK, Dublin 2 6pm | Saturday 23 April FREE | Capacity is limited, booking required | Email Creators of all kinds — performance artists, designers, audio-visual techs, VJs — are able to craft unique environments, improvise and produce experimental experiences through the immersive, reactive system Isadora provides.  Philadelphia-based Designer and Filmmaker Christopher Ash’s work ...more


Live Dance, Opera, Film and more... Our new studio at 42 Fairview Strands boasts its first daffodil as we launch our 2022 programme - and what a year we have in store - dance, opera, film, theatre all coming your way as part of a packed programme. We kick off with a new production of FRANCIS FOOTWORK at the Ark in April, ...more