release · November 21, 2012
DANCE IRELAND 21: celebrating 21 years of
dancing in 2013
Ireland is delighted to announce details of Dance
Ireland 21: Still in Motion, a year-long programme of dance events to
celebrate 21 years of dancing in Ireland. From January 2013, Dance Ireland is
highlighting the vibrancy of the Irish dance community through a programme
spanning live performance, film, photography, talks and more.
Dance Ireland 21 kicks off in
January with Made in Dublin, a
special season of new dance performances at Project Arts Centre and the Abbey
Theatre, all of which were created or developed by national and international
artists in DanceHouse over the past six years. With the spotlight firmly on the
upcoming generation of European dance makers; Made in Dublin is a week of full-length dance shows, extracts and
“first looks”, by artists from nine European countries, including Ireland.
The programme continues throughout 2013
in Motion, 12 commissioned short films; Source, an exhibition of
dance photographs by Maurice Gunning; Dance Talks; and Dance
Ireland on Tour, an organisational tour of dance festivals, events and
venues around Ireland. The programme also features the Dance Ireland 21 Commission,
a major fundraising campaign to raise €21,000 for a new dance commission in
Speaking about the year-long celebratory
programme, Dance Ireland Chairperson Dr. Adrienne Brown said “Dance Ireland 21 celebrates the breadth of dance activity that has been taking place in
Ireland, but we are also looking to the next 21 years, to forge links and
opportunities for dance artists and companies in Ireland and Europe, and to
bring new audiences to the joy that is dance.”
In addition to being an important
celebration for Dance Ireland’s 21st anniversary, Dance Ireland 21 is also a key part of
Ireland’s 2013 EU presidency cultural programme with the Made in Dublin season of
dance performances in January featuring a vibrant selection of artist from
across the European Union alongside Ireland’s most exciting dance artists.
Full programme of events can be seen at www.danceireland/21 at the end of November 2012.
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IRELAND 21: ANNIVERSARY
MADE IN DUBLIN: January 28 – February 2 2013
in Dublin, the inaugural event in Dance Ireland’s 21st
anniversary year, is a special season of new dance performances at Project Arts
Centre and the Abbey Theatre, all of which were created or developed by
national and international artists in DanceHouse over the past six years. With
the spotlight firmly on the upcoming generation of European dance makers, Made in Dublin is a week of full-length
dance shows, extracts and “first looks”, by artists from nine European
countries, including Ireland. As well as the live performances, we’re also
presenting a series of free dance film screenings on Meeting House Square and
daytime events in DanceHouse.
MINUTES IN MOTION: on the 21st of each month in 2013
Celebrating the diversity of dance activity
in Ireland today, Dance Ireland has commissioned 12 one-minute dance films,
which will be premiered on the Dance Ireland 21 website on the 21st of every
month throughout 2013.
SOURCE: From May 2013
Commissioned by Dance Ireland, photographer
Maurice Gunning has been ‘in residence’ in DanceHouse throughout 2012. He has
photographed the work of our three Associate Artists – Emma Martin, Aoife
McAtamney and Liv O’Donoghue – as well as the day-to-day activity of DanceHouse
– for this exhibition in DanceHouse.
DANCE IRELAND ON TOUR: Summer 2013
Dance Ireland embarks on a touring road show
to key venues, dance residencies and festivals in throughout the summer months
of 2013, including Birr, Cork, Derry, Galway, Limerick and Tipperary with
many more to be added throughout the year.
DANCE TALKS: September 21, October 21, November 21, 2013
A series of curated conversations exploring
questions and ideas from the point of view of three Dance Ireland artist
members. Open to the public and free of charge, Dance Talks curators are Irish
dance artists Fitzgerald & Stapleton, John Scott and Breandán de Gallaí.
DANCE IRELAND 21 COMMISSION: until November 21, 2013
A fundraising initiative seeking to raise
€21,000 during 2013 to create a fund that will commission and support new dance
works in 2014. We are asking the public to donate just €21 during to build up a
legacy fund for Irish dance.
DANCE IRELAND ESSAYS: November 2013
Dance Ireland has commissioned a series of essays about dance leading up
to 21st anniversary. The fifth and final essay, on Irish traditional
dance, will be published in November, and a legacy publication featuring all
essays plus a photographic record of the year will be published in 2014.
BOOKING AND INFORMATION
Full programme of events can be seen at www.danceireland/21, with regular
updates throughout the year.
Many Dance Ireland 21 events are free of charge. Some events require
prebooking, see website for details.
Tickets for Made in Dublin
performances can be purchased at Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street,
Temple Bar, Dublin 2 - www.projectartscentre.ie - 01 8819613/4
For regular updates on Dance Ireland 21:
out the Dance Ireland 21 programme website: www.danceireland.ie/21
up to the Dance Ireland ebulletin -
us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/pages/Dance-Ireland/164363203584618?fref=ts
us on Twitter – www.twitter.com/DanceIreland
ABOUT DANCE IRELAND
Dance Ireland is the resource organisation
for dance in Ireland, celebrating 21 years in existence in 2013. Incorporated
in 1992, Dance Ireland’s role is to support, nurture and develop the art of
dance – all dance – in Ireland today. With a membership of over 200 dancers,
choreographers and companies, we provide training and development, showcase and
networking opportunities, as well as classes and events for dance enthusiasts.
We run DanceHouse, a vibrant and creative dance hub in Dublin City Centre.
Dance Ireland 21: Still in Motion is brought to you with support from:
The Arts Council - Dublin City Council - Culture Ireland - Irish Presidency of
the Council of European Union - Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
- EU Culture Programme - Modul-dance - E-Motional Bodies & Cities - Embassy of France in Ireland
- Italian Institute of Culture, Dublin - Embassy of Austria in Ireland.
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