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


Go To Blazes

BY DAVID BOLGER 9-20 November 2022   "It’s a riveting, magical, overwhelming mixed media dance piece... it entrances the soul through sound, sight, and smell... Don't miss it." - Sunday Independent "a beautifully judged 40-minute multisensory experience..." - The Irish Times  "you don't walk away from the experience so much as float...Go To Blazes honours its inspiration by searching for new possibilities. ...more


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

Choreography Connects

Funded by an Arts Council of Ireland IRIS Award From July 2022 CHOREOGRAPHY CONNECTS is an important new venture that takes CoisCéim Broadreach international - uniting us with two European dance trailblazers - OperaEstate/CSC, (Comune di Bassano, Italy) and Le Gymnase CDCN (France) - in a project that connects choreography, nature and care.     An artist-led, residency initiative funded by Arts Council Ireland, ...more

Culture Night Dublin

FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2022 This year, come and take a glimpse inside CoisCéim’s new studio at the landmark building - 42 Fairview Strand - with a family-friendly programme of dance gems by David Bolger, including cinema-style screenings of the international hit THE WOLF AND PETER and 3D screenings of his latest work FRANCIS FOOTWORK, which was filmed live earlier this year in ...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  Join Broadreach for a very special workshop series as we take things outside and into nature in the city centre hub of St Stephen's Green. Meet us under the bandstand as Aoife McAtamney and Polly Rowley-Sams inject some creativity and ...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

A SHORT FILM BY DAVID BOLGER In partnership with Wildfire Films IN DEVELOPMENT | 2020-2022   Cristian & Cosmo 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 other and ...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 31 May – 6 June 2022 in Lismore, Co. Waterford Blackwater Valley Opera Festival – Ireland’s Summer Opera Festival – returned for 2022 with Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. Running from 31 May – 6 June in Lismore, Co. Waterford, it was conducted by Peter Whelan and directed by David Bolger, in an ...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

Francis Footwork

by David Bolger Now in 180° VR | Click here to find out about upcoming screenings of Ireland's first Virtual Reality dance theatre production FOR EVERYONE AGED 6+ “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 ...more


FAVOUR ODUSOLA  SUPPORTED BY THE CROKE PARK COMMUNITY FUND   5, 12, 19, 26 March 2022 3.30 - 6.30pm  COISCÉIM STUDIO, FAIRVIEW, DUBLIN 3 FEE: €60 / €40 Students / €15 drop-in   Let's dance together! THE FAIRVIEW SPECIALS kick off with Nigerian-Irish multidisciplinary artist Favour Odusola on Saturday 5 March. Be guided by your own unique movement style to tell YOUR ...more

A Reaction to Place

BY JENNY O'LEARY Funded through an Arts Council Commission Award.   A REACTION TO PLACE connects world renowned Irish contemporary dance company, CoisCéim, with architect Jenny O’Leary, in a design project that harnesses the rich heritage and embodied energy of 42 Fairview Strand to develop and present a blueprint for its evolution into a self-sustaining space where dance can thrive.  "CoisCéim has ...more


BY DAVID BOLGER (formerly UNCLE RAY) World Premiere | October 2021 Commissioned by Irish Arts Center, Pavilion Theatre, & Project Arts Centre   "a rich meditation on fathers and father figures"- The Irish Times    "Bolger and Rongavilla's boyish charm prove irresistible... a gorgeous, magical and charming production. Not to be resisted." - The Arts Review   "fluid, engrossing and just lovely"- ...more


PART ONE | ENGAGE & EXPLORE Led by Muirne Bloomer & Dr. Niamh Shaw In partnership with British Council Ireland & Science Gallery Dublin Supported by Science Foundation Ireland Dance meets science in BUILDING SPACES OF POSSIBILITY, which kicked off with a series of pop-up events in public spaces in central Dublin as part of Science Week 2021.    This project from ...more