Surrender Navigation

A new dance show by Sibéal Davitt.

Surrender Navigation deconstructs what makes us want to dance. The dancers’ controlled and carefully choreographed movements become an extension of the music until individual voices emerge.

Choreography: Sibéal Davitt and dancers

Dancers: Olwyn Lyons, Jade O’Connor, Millie Daniel-Dempsey, Emily Kilkenny Roddy

Track: New Jackson – From Night to Night

Hear This Dance

‘Hear This Dance’ is a collaborative project which asks how technological intervention can shape the relationship between traditional forms of Music and Dance.

How does technological intervention change the relationship between musician and dancer in a traditional context? Can technology function as performer, instrument or tool?

Hear This Dance 1

Choreography: Sibéal Davitt

Concertina: Niall Vallely

Composer: Stephen Roddy


As We Know It

In a whirl of hypnotic sound loops and rhythmic patterns, a ‘sean-nós’ dancer and traditional Irish step dancer pose a burning question – ‘What is Irish dance’?
Do you know what Irish dance is?

Sibéal and Kristyn performed work in progress showings of ‘As We Know It’ at Dance Research Forum of Ireland 2016 in NYC and at Tanzmesse 2016 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

In 2017 they performed at ‘First Looks’ as part of Dublin Dance Festival 2017, ‘Un Question De Dance’ at KLAP, Marseille and at ‘Tradition and Beyond’ a double bill with This Is How We Fly at Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement, Derry.

Mentored Residency with Colin Dunne

Sibéal and Kristyn Fontanella worked with world-renowned performer Colin Dunne over the course of two weeks to develop new work which explores traditional Irish dance from the perspective of a ‘sean-nós’ and traditional Irish step dancer.

Having undertaken an MA in Contemporary Dance at University of Limerick in 2014, Kristyn and Sibéal felt compelled to collaborate and create new movement together with the close mentorship of Colin Dunne who also graduated from the MA course a number of years ago.

‘As We Know It’ (above) is a product of this work.

Resting Bitch Face (work in progress)

A duet with dance artist Olwyn Lyons exploring the notion of restriction in the body and mind. This work is being developed in 2016.

Trip-nós (Live)

‘Trip-nós’ is a live dance experiment which incorporates sean-nós dance, traditional Irish music and electronic music.