new work | PAGEANT
Work started this summer on Pageant by David Bolger and Muirne Bloomer with sixteen fantastically creative and giving people joining us for some of the research and development at CoisCéim Studio.
We are delighted to announce that our casting is complete and excited to welcome our cast of talented dancers...
David and Muirne will be joined on stage by Jen Fleenor, Robert Jackson, Jonathan Mitchell, Monica Munoz Marin and Emma O'Kane.
Inspired by life and the extra-ordinary of the everyday. Pageant celebrates the performer in us all. To a powerful music score ranging from Bowie to Ravel, Pageant's stellar cast will delight audiences with passion and pathos as they weave an exhilarating journey from choreographic mayhem through to military precision.
Recently, the company spent some time researching the new work at the Aviva Stadium (click here) to see more of the photographs taken by Ros Kavanagh. Also earlier in September we presented a 20 minute work in progress at The Civic Theatre as part of Culture Night.
Costume and Set Design by Maree Kearns, Lighting by Sinead McKenna, Sound Design by Vincent Doherty and Ivan Birthistle.
Tickets are now on sale at www.projectartscentre.ie - early bird bookers receive 25% off.
CoiscÉim Touring in 2013
After the premiere in Dublin, Pageant will tour nationally throughout March 2013. In conjunction with the tour, we are offering an extensive workshop programme for local communities. For more information on workshops and other ways to get involved contact the CoisCéim Office.
Pageant is kindly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council and Culture Ireland.
We are currently in development with a new work to premiere in 2013.
We welcome Glasgow dance artist Tom Pritchard to the company along with company regular Emma O'Kane as we investigate this new work. This is the second phrase of development and research which began earlier this year with choreographer David Bolger.
coisCÉim to make new york debut
Swimming with my Mother showcases in New York at the APAP conference in January 2013.
We are delighted to be presenting Swimming with my Mother at the New York City Center on Jan 12th and 14th. The showcase performances are made possible with the kind support of Culture Ireland.
This is a very special venue in New York with a huge history and reputation for presenting some of the world's greatest dance companies.It is the New York performance home to Alvin Alley Dance Theater, Paul Taylor Dance Company and Martha Graham Dance Company to name a few.
Swimming With My Mother recently played to full houses at The Brighton Festival, where the show was awarded an Argus Angel, for artistic excellence, The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and during the Kilkenny Arts Festival.
For Culture Night 2012 CoisCéim once again teamed up with The Crash Ensemble and Fishamble: The New Play Company for a sell-out night of New Dance, New Music and New Writing. Our thanks to the Civic Theatre, Tallaght for hosting a sensational evening.
In September CoisCéim launched the dance promotion SEE TOUCH FEEL DANCE campaign. Click here to see our new video link and get involved. Full details are also available in print through our mailing list and at outlets throughout Dublin.
The summer months were busy here at CoisCéim - with performances of Swimming with my Mother in Ireland, UK and the US - at the world renowned The Guthrie Theater Minneapolis. We are also pleased to have picked up an Argus Angel Award for artistic excellence at Brighton Festival 2012.
David and Jenny also recently attended this year's internationale tanzmesse nrw in Dusseldorf, Germany. It was just two years ago that CoisCéim presented Faun at the 2010 festival. Many international promoters attended the festival and it was a fantastic opportunity to tell them of the exciting new developments that are currently taking place back in our home here in Sackville Place, Dublin. Thank you to Culture Ireland for the support with this visit.
We also host weekly drop-in CLASSES FOR PEOPLE AGED 50+ at St. Teresa's Church on Clarendon Street.
THE CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT 8 - we are delighted to announce that Choreographer Megan Kennedy will lead the next Project. Open to adults with a minimum of one year of experience in dance who are interested in working with professional choreographers in a creative environment. It will run from 26 October to 15/16 December 2012 and culminate in a site-specific informal performance piece. Click here for performance details.
Creative Steps - Young People's Dance Theatre group for people aged 15-25 is open to new members year-round. A new Dance + Film project will begin in January 2013.
Dance at Hatch Hall -
Artist in the Community Scheme
Broadreach Director Philippa Donnellan has been awarded R & D funding under the Arts Council's Artist in the Community Scheme to work with residents at Hatch Hall, an Asylum Seekers Centre in Dublin City. During the autumn, Philippa will lead dance sessions, screenings and informal presentations with a view to getting to know the community and developing dance opportunities. Her work with Hatch Hall is supported by the Arts Council's Artist in the Community Scheme managed by Create - the national development agency for collaborative arts.
Together with the Gaiety School of Acting, CoisCéim has begun an historic partnership with the American College, Dublin in the provision of a BFA in Performing Arts. The degree offers a broad and holistic approach to the performing arts, one that not only concentrates on performance from a participatory perspective but also prepares the student for the wide and exciting range of careers available in the performing arts industry.
CoisCéim’s involvement is in the development of the dance element of the programme led by Jen Fleenor. The programme kicked off in September with weekly dance classes at CoisCéim Studio. Further information is available at www.acd.ie.
We are delighted to announce that An Post has chosen CoisCéim as one of its stamp series on contemporary arts in Ireland. Designed by Ger Garland, the stamp shows Rebecca Reilly performing Mermaids, which first premiered in Dublin, in 2003, and in 2004 travelled to Beijing and Shanghai as part of the China-Irish Festival. Photo by Hugo Glendinning. The stamp is available for purchase by calling + 353 (1) 705 7400 or by logging onto www.irishstamps.ie. Click here for more information.
In 2001, CoisCéim Dance Theatre ventured into the world of dance film and was the first dance company to receive funding from Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board for the film HIT AND RUN. Co-produced by CoisCéim Dance Theatre and Rough Magic Films, HIT AND RUN is a dark, edgy dance film about the disintegration of a young urban gang whose lives are changed forever in one night. The film premiered at the IFC as part of the first International Dance Festival held in May 2002.
HIT AND RUN is now available on DVD at the Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar (Tel. 01 679 5744). It will also have a digital release in some territories (including the United States and the UK ) via TenduTV later this year.
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