Starkids on Stage 2019

Starkids on Stage 2019

Fri 24 - Sat 25 May 2019 3PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €13 conc

Join the cast of Starkids for their end of year production. This talented cast of children aged 3 to 17 years will have you well entertained with their adaptation of Mamma Mia, The Greatest Showman, Willy Wonka, Toy Story and Moana. A superb evening of song, dance and drama is guaranteed from these amazingly talented children. A must for all the family. www.starkids.ie

KidKast Castleknock Showcase 2019

KidKast Castleknock Showcase 2019

Thu 13 Jun 2019 7PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €12 conc

KidKast Castleknock are delighted to be showcasing their year's work in Draíocht this year. Come see their fantastic students, ranging in age from 3-14 years, demonstrate their dancing, singing and acting skills. It's guaranteed to be a fun night of entertainment with something for everyone. Under the direction of Eunice McMenamin.

Stagezone on Stage 2019

Stagezone on Stage 2019

Stagezone Theatre School

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jun 2019 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc

Join the energetic young stars of Stagezone Theatre School with a show for all the family packed with great songs and dance routines from Humpty Dumpty, Superheroes, Willy Wonka, School of Rock, The Greatest Showman, All Shook Up, Mamma Mia, 42nd Street and We Will Rock You!  This is a wonderful opportunity for all our students to showcase their talents in musical theatre, hip hop dancing and comedy. Stagezone Theatre School is based in Draíocht with classes for boys and girls from 5-20 years of age.

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019 at Draíocht

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019 at Draíocht

Presented by Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC) in collaboration with Draíocht and Fingal Arts Office

Mon 24 - Sun 30 Jun 2019

2019 sees the Irish Youth Dance Festival celebrate its 19th year – making it Ireland’s longest running youth dance festival. This unique and hugely popular event will offer audiences the opportunity to see the most exciting up-and-coming young dance talent Ireland has to offer, alongside International guests, masterclasses, workshops and performance opportunities! Draíocht is delighted to host IYDF 2019 for the first time.

Youth Dance Residency
MON 24 - FRI 28 JUN  Draíocht Studio

This week-long residency with teacher and choreographer Justine Doswell (DYDC), is for young people selected from D15 Transition Year Secondary School Taster sessions, held earlier this year. Over 5 days, participants will work together with DYDC facilitators exploring and creating a contemporary dance piece for performance. The resulting dance piece will be performed at the Young Creators Platform on Sunday 30th June.

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019
SAT 29 JUN  8PM  Main Auditorium 
€14 / €12
conc / Family of 4  €40
Audiences are promised the most exciting up-and-coming young dance talent Ireland has to offer in this fully staged production on Draíocht’s Main Stage.

Dancers Day: Masterclasses
SUN 30 JUN 11AM-3.15PM  €10 per class
As part of the IYDF 2019 activities, there are masterclasses available in Contemporary Dance, Jazz and Hip-Hop.
11AM-12.15PM / Jazz with Anderson De Souza (Brasil) 
12.30PM-1.45PM / Contemporary Dance with Toni Bravo (US)          
2PM-3.15PM / Hip-Hop Fusion with Matt Szczerek (Ireland)
These Masterclasses are FREE for festival participants.

Young Creators Platform
SUN 30 JUN 4PM  Draíocht Studio  Free
Young dancers aged 12-25 years will perform their own choreographic works and share their creativity in front of a supportive audience. Its a great opportunity for young dancers to present their work and get feedback from the audience at the Q&A session after the performance.
Further information about applying for Young Creators Platform from Mariam Ribon at info.dydc@gmail.com

Booking through Draíocht’s Box Office tel 01-8852622.
For more information about IYDF at Draíocht, contact Sarah Beirne, sarah@draiocht.ie

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Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019

Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019

Dublin Youth Dance Company

Sat 29 Jun 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €14 / €12conc / Family of 4 €40

2019 sees the Irish Youth Dance Festival celebrate its 19th year – making it Ireland’s longest running dance festival. This unique and hugely popular event will offer audiences both new to and familiar with contemporary dance the opportunity to see the most exciting up-and-coming young dance talent Ireland has to offer - along with masterclasses, workshops and performance opportunities!
 
The programme for 2019 will feature dancers aged from 12 to 25, and offer a real variety of performances showcasing dancers, choreographers and companies from across Ireland. Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC), who present the festival together with Dance Ireland, is Ireland’s premiere contemporary youth dance group, and are known for their passionate, imaginative and often cross-disciplinary work.
 
The festival will also be presenting work by international artists, including new work by Mexican American choreographer Toni Bravo, whose career has included experience with London’s Royal Ballet and with contemporary dance legend Pina Bausch. She currently holds the title of the Artistic Director Diverse Space Youth Dance theatre in Austin, Texas. Some of her work with dancers here and from the US will be presented during IYDF. The festival will also include a dance residency by Toni Bravo in collaboration with Dance Ireland.

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Swan Lake
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Swan Lake

Ballet Ireland

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Nov 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €23 conc / €18 (under 16s)

Ballet Ireland is delighted to present a national tour of Swan Lake, one of the greatest love stories of classical ballet, to 19 theatres throughout Ireland.

This most famous of ballets, combines romantic themes, classical technique and ethereal imagery together with Tchaikovsky's majestic score, to ensure this masterpiece’s immortality.

Swan Lake tells the story of Odette, a beautiful princess, who by day is turned into a swan by evil magician Von Rothbart, only to regain her human form at night. Out hunting by the Lakeside, Prince Siegfried encounters her and falls madly in love with her. But will he be able to break Von Rothbart’s spell…? 

This enduring story of love and tragedy, good and evil, has enthralled audiences since it premiered in 1877.  
This autumn 25 leading professional dancers from Ireland and abroad will perform in this breath-taking production which was loved by audiences and critics when last produced by Ballet Ireland.

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"Perfectly formed and translucent production of the romantic classic ... Clever touches with the choreography, performances and staging." The Irish Times

"Moving production…beautifully choreographed." The Sunday Business Post

"Exuberant and beautiful production." Irish Mail on Sunday