ATTENTION YOUNG DANCERS AND MOVERS!

I’m very excited to announce that Olwyn Lyons and I will be choreographing a new piece for Coiscéim’s Creative Steps in early 2018. All info in the following link http://coisceim.com/counterculture2018/.

The Steppers did an amazing job last year creating and performing Walk, Run, Dance and we can’t wait to get into the studio with some new and familiar faces. Contact philippa@coisceim.com to book a place in the taster class in early January.

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Happy new year! Intermediate and beginners sean-nós dance classes will start back soon and I am now taking bookings. Here are the details:

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ATTENTION YOUNG DANCERS AGED 15-25!

I’m delighted to announce that Olwyn Lyons and I have been commissioned to lead a new contemporary class and choreography project with CoisCéim Dance Theatre‘s Creative Steps in January 2017. We have a really interesting theme in store and can’t wait to get started. Follow the link for details and spread the word! http://coisceim.com/walk-run-dance-creative-steps/

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Photo by Maurice Gunning

I spent the month of August in Limerick working with UK choreographer, Lea Anderson, on a new piece entitled ‘Snapshot’. We performed in Dance Limerick; The Cube in NUIG Galway; Firkin Crane, Cork and Dance House Dublin.

The work was devised in Dance Limerick as part of Step Up: Dance Project 2016.

I’m currently dancing in Kristyn Fontanella‘s new work entitled IN LiMBO. This new piece explores traditional Irish dance in a contemporary context and asks “What is Irish dance… and the space between?”.

Come see us in Dance Limerick on Thursday 15 Sept 2016 at 8pm: http://www.dancelimerick.ie/event/limbo-kristyn-fontanella.

 

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Myself and Kristyn Fontanella will perform our duet ‘As We Know It’ as part of Uprising 2016 organised by Dance Research Forum of Ireland in New York City next week. Have a look at our trailer and do come if you’re around NYC. Details are below:

SATURDAY, JUNE 25 2016, JACK CRYSTAL THEATER | NEW YORK UNIVERSITY’S TISCH DANCE, 111 2ND AVENUE, NYC

8:00PM CURATED EVENING OF DANCE FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC
Monica Campbell; Darrah Carr Dance; Ériu: Breandán de Gallaí & Nick O’Connell; Kristyn Fontanella & Sibéal Davitt; Liadain Herriott; Úna Little; Óscar Mascareñas & Nora Rodriguez; Alexandra Tsubota

In celebration of ‪#‎InternationalDanceDay‬ I’m excited to release this short film myself and Olwyn Lyons choreographed almost a year ago. So much has happened over the past year and it’s great to have a window into our creative process at the time.

Music by Barnt, filming by Gavin FitzGerald, Colin Daggeringson and art direction by Ciana March of Concrete Collar, makeup by KeilidhMua. The dream team!

Big thanks to the Séan O’Casey Community Centre for providing the amazing location. Feel free to share!

Last night we showed 3 previews of Embodied at the GPO. All performance starting today are SOLD OUT! Crazy! Thanks to everyone for the support. Here I am having a little rave to myself in Fógraím / I Proclaim.

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I had the pleasure of performing as part of Centenary on RTÉ on Easter Monday. The show was beautifully choreographed by David Bolger, directed by John Comiskey and starring many talented singers, dancers and actors.

I danced some sean-nós steps with friends Emma O’Sullivan, Samantha Harvey and Eamonn Moloney with music by the fabulous Sharon Shannon, Dónal Lunny, Michael McGoldrick and John Sheahan. Well worth the watch.. hard to hold back  the tears at times. Watch Centenary here: http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/centenary-30003958/10552342/.