A choreography and performance project
LED BY DANCE ARTISTS SIBÉAL DAVITT AND OLWYN LYONS
In January 2017 nineteen young people signed up to take part in the latest Creative Steps project. Working with dynamic duo, Sibéal and Olwyn. Fitter, and by all accounts more flexible, the dancers have worked hard to develop their technical skills and create material as part of WALK, RUN, DANCE. This novel piece, which has been driven by Sibéal and Olwyn’s interest in blending dance styles Contemporary, Hip Hop and Irish Traditional Sean-nós, explores how people communicate and connect through ritual movement, and everyday action and gesture.
IRISH YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL
Saturday 1 July | Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire
LiFT YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL
Saturday 8 April | axis, Ballymun, Dublin 9
NOISEmoves YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL
Sunday 30 April | Civic Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24
And – in a new departure, Creative Steps dancers worked with choreographer Philippa Donnellan in OFF THE WALLS, a new performance developed using choreography from WALK, RUN, DANCE.
To celebrate 10 years of BROADREACH, professional dance artists and former members of Creative Steps Sibéal Davitt and Olwyn Lyons were commissioned to create a new dance piece for Creative Steps – young people’s dance theatre. Entitled WALK, RUN, DANCE, it fused both artists’ passion and skills in Contemporary, Classical Ballet, Hip Hop and Irish Traditional Sean-nós.
To find out more, see CREATIVE STEPS.
ABOUT THE DANCE ARTISTS SIBÉAL DAVITT AND OLWYN LYONS
Dublin-born dance artist Sibéal Davitt is inﬂuenced by Contemporary Dance, Classical Ballet and Irish Traditional Sean-nós Dance. In 2016 Sibéal performed in RTÉ’s Centenary and as part of Embodied, a series of 6 solos by female choreographers, commissioned by the GPO: Witness History and Dublin Dance Festival. Sibéal has trained and worked with noted choreographers David Bolger (IRE), Catherine Young (IRE), John Scott (IRE) , Colin Dunne (IRE), Lea Anderson (UK), Helene Cathala (FR), and Emily Johnson (USA). Sibéal is a recipient of the Arts Council’s 2016 Traditional Arts Bursary Award.
Dance artist Olwyn Lyons from Tipperary, specialises in Hip Hop and Contemporary Dance. She has been performing, choreographing and teaching professionally in Dublin since 2009. Olwyn is currently working with Dance Artist in Residence at VISUAL, Emma Martin, to facilitate a youth dance program between VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow and Carlow Regional Youth Services. The project was recently shortlisted for Allianz Community Art Award 2016. Olwyn has previously danced in works choreographed by David Bolger (IRE), Catherine Young (IRE), Hélène Cathala (FR), Muirne Bloomer (IRE), Dr. Valerie Preston Dunlop (U.K), Luca Silvestrini (U.K.), Raimund Hoghe (Germany, Pina Bausch).