SEE. TOUCH. FEEL. DANCE. Award winning dance theatre. On Stage. On Film. Off Site. Find out what’s coming up – how you can dance with us – and what’s happening in and around our studio in Dublin 3…


Strategic Plan 2022-2027

In 2019, ahead of its 25-year anniversary, CoisCéim robustly reviewed itself from the inside out to enable the Board and Executive to lay the best possible foundations for a new five-year strategic plan.  We looked optimistically forward to 2020 - working group in place and a certainty that "by harnessing diversity and concentrating on resilience we could enrich our capacity to make ...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 Delve into this interdisciplinary creative dance and writing project with the exquisite Justine Cooper to create a circular gift of choreography inspired by and returned to Nature, in an informal, outdoor sharing on 17 July.     Justine’s work and approach ...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 BOOKING | Emma O’Kane was an exceptionally gifted artist who moved effortlessly across artforms and media. All are welcome to this special evening to honour her unique artistry, with proceeds being donated to the bursary founded ...more

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

Orfeo ed Euridice conducted by Peter Whelan and directed by David Bolger 31 May – 6 June in Lismore, Co. Waterford   Blackwater Valley Opera Festival – Ireland’s Summer Opera Festival – returns for 2022 with Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. Running from 31 May – 6 June in Lismore, Co. Waterford, it will be conducted by Peter Whelan and directed by David Bolger, in an artistic collaboration with ...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     “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 ...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

Ulysses 2.2

1 BOOK. 1 YEAR. 18 ARTISTIC EXPERIMENTS.   To mark a century of Ulysses, three of Ireland’s most innovative arts organisations and practitioners – ANU, Landmark Productions and MoLI have come together for Ulysses 2.2, a year-long, nationwide odyssey of creative responses to the 18 episodes that chronicle an ordinary day in the life of Leopold Bloom.     As part of this project,  ...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


by David Bolger RTÉ COMMISSION FOR CULTURE NIGHT 2021 Shot after-hours in a bounded hallway at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, this one minute film by David Bolger featuring Anderson DeSouza and Ghaliah Conroy explores the texture of touch.        PREMIERE THE LATE LATE SHOW RTÉ One  Friday 17 September 2021 9:35pm   ...more


by David Bolger and Christopher Ash Part of Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh 12-20 June 2021 #inthemagichour   Take a tantalising glimpse into a stranger’s life in a durational dance installation that explores our body language and physical conversations with nature – all in a handball alley during the magic hour at dusk. In the last year, our contact with each other ...more


BROADREACH GUEST CURATOR. AUGUST 2021 - DECEMBER 2021. We are delighted to introduce Guest Curator, Aoife McAtamney and MOVEMENTLAND - an OPEN INVITATION to create and practice dance alongside things you might never have imagined yourself doing, like recording an original group song, adding some photography skills, or delving into new dance forms! MOVEMENTLAND brings together CoisCéim Broadreach with the acclaimed artist, ...more

42 Fairview Strand

A SPACE TO DANCE, A PLACE TO DREAM In August 2021, CoisCéim moved into the distinctive, landmark building at 42 Fairview Strand, Dublin 3.  With the generous support from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and the Arts Council of Ireland we are in the final stages of transforming the space into a hub for creative experimentation for ...more

Be Part of our Future

JOIN OUR BOARD Deadline for Submissions | Monday 10 May 2021   ARE YOU ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT COISCÉIM AND OUR WORK – either as an audience member or participant? ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BRINGING YOUR VOICE INTO OUR BOARD ROOM TO INFORM OUR FUTURE and help us deliver one of our key strategic diversity and inclusion goals - “dance is for everyone”? We ...more


By David Bolger Free online screenings as part of Culture Ireland's SEODA 2021 Dedicated to Emma O'Kane and Monica Frawley We are delighted to be a part of Culture Ireland's global online programme SEODA - for this year's St Patrick's Festival on the theme of "Treasures from Ireland" from 17-21 March 2021.  THE WOLF AND PETER A thrilling ...more