Multicultural Dance Workshop and performance with Clinton Smyth

This dance performance is a fusion of different dance genres. Including acrobatic and breakdance elements.The mix is suitable to a variety of audiences all ages can enjoy it. Hiphop, funk and breaks is the main source of inspiration as a professional Breakdance Acrobatic and Hip-hop choreographer. This is a performance for everybody’s enjoyment.

07/03     12pm     Free     Connolly House (171 North Strand Road, Dublin 1)


Community dance performance

‘In the months running up to the festival, dance artists have been working with local Schools and Youth Groups in weekly fun and diverse dance classes. Both an opportunity for those who have never tried dancing and for those seasoned performers, our community performance is a chance to show off all the hard work of the young people involved.’

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09/03     1pm    Free     Corporation Hall in Sheriff Street
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Butoh workshop

Ambra Bergamasco will be introducing dancers and movers to Butoh techniques. Butoh is Being rather than expression. The movements commence from impulses created by the image rather than conscious choices by the dancer.

07/03     4pm     5€     Connolly House, Marino College (171 North Strand Road, Dublin 1)     Performance Workshop


Dance Workshop Library

Charleville Mall Library will host a family dance workshop led by Dance Artist in residence in the Five Lamps Arts Festival, Emily Kilkenny Roddy. Aimed at parents with young children (4-7 years) who like to move, this workshop will cater to both the parent and child, getting everyone dancing together in a fun and creative way.

As part of her residency she is working with local community groups including charities and schools. She is teaching dance and working with young people in Marino Secondary school and Ballybough youth project aiming towards a community performance. She is working with the SAOL project, making an exhibition work using movement to create large scale canvas paintings.

Emily is also teaching family dance workshops during the festival and creating a piece that will be performed by the canal entitled ‘Freight and Passenger’. She has organised for local dance school Francesca Arkins School of dance to feature throughout the event giving a platform for the schools talented students. Her residency also covers the overseeing, producing, guidance or helping of all the dance elements of the festival.

10/03     12am     Free     Charleville Mall Library (Charleville Mall, North Strand, D1)
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Freight and Passenger

Freight and Passenger is a dance piece performed site specifically on the site of original inspiration, the lock gates located at Newcomen Bridge. Is choreographed and created by Emily Kilkenny Roddy with dancers Sibéal Davitt and Millie Daniel-Dempsey.

Inspired by the origins of the Grand and Royal Canal the piece explores the 200 year history of the canal, focusing specifically on the images created by the water, lock gates, aqueducts and other features to produce both structured rhythms and a freedom within the movement. It is important to celebrate our History in new and abstract ways.

10/03     1.30pm and 4pm    Free      Charleville Mall Library  (Charleville Mall, North Strand, D1)     Website      Performance