Create Dance Project - Spring 2019
Create Dance, now in its 8th year, is a core part of Draíocht’s programming; a fun, innovative dance project, where the dancers love to dance and move and also have an intellectual disability. Dancers and facilitators Mark Rogers and Antje O’Toole work together with participants and their parents to explore all types of dance and free movement, ending each workshop with the all-important solo dance.
If you have a child aged between 6-17 years with a love of dance, please get in touch with Sarah (e: firstname.lastname@example.org / t: 01-8098029).
During term time, workshops are on Saturdays:
Juniors (Age 6-12 yrs): 12.15PM-1.15PM (places available)
Seniors (Age 13-17 yrs): 1.30PM-2.30PM (waiting list only)
Pre-booking for this project is essential.
Stories, Music & Movement - With Leah Moore
Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts
TUESDAYS / 5 WEEKS 26 FEB – 26 MAR 2019
10AM: Age 08-17 Months (Dur: 45 Mins) 3 PLACES LEFT
11AM: Age 18 Months-3.5 Years (Dur: 45 Mins) SOLD OUT
Cost: €30 For 5 Weeks Or €7 Pay As You Go (Subject To Availability)
Join Leah Moore for this series of experimental early years workshops. Hear and sing songs, move and dance as Leah introduces you and your baby to the sound of live musical instruments. Together, explore and become part of wonderful stories. These workshops are designed to allow you and your child to explore sounds, songs, music, movement and rhythm in a fun and creative environment.
These workshops are designed for children aged 8 months to 3 and a half years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for these age ranges. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).
Return of Spring
Every year in Whistleberry Forest, the creatures of the forest look forward to the end of the frosty Winter, and to the beginning of Spring. This year was a little different however, as Springtime had arrived much earlier than usual. All the hibernating animals, except for Huggy the hedgehog, were still curled up fast asleep. Huggy must go on an adventurous musical quest in search of evidence of Spring if he is to convince his friends that it is time to wake up!
Produced by Ceol Connected, this wonderfully interactive performance is led by Thomas Johnston (whistles, song, and uilleann pipes) and Púca Puppets’ Niamh Lawlor. Set design by Eve Fisher.
Suitable for children ages 3-5 and their adults.
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Mystic Rhythm 2019
Bolton School of Irish Dancing
Mystic Rhythm returns to Draíocht for their fifth performance, featuring young people from ages 4 and upwards this is a wonderful show suitable for all the family.
Irish Dancing both traditional and modern will be depicted through music and well-known theatre pieces. A fun and exciting performance will portray the dancers' love and enjoyment of Irish dancing. The dancers are all very talented and represent their community at many social, charity and competitive events. The teachers of the Bolton Academy will choreograph, stage manage, direct and produce the show.
Cinema at Draiocht
From the pen of Roddy Doyle and directed by Paddy Breathnach (Viva), Rosie is the story of a family without a home. Rosie (Sarah Greene) a mother of four, alongside her partner John Paul, do everything in their power to protect their children and maintain their dignity as the Irish housing crisis threatens their family’s safety and unity. With grace and tenderness, Rosie balances the care of her four children alongside the increasingly futile and frustrating search for a new home.
CERT: PG Language: English Dur: 86 mins
In Association with Access Cinema
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Family Day: Meet, Make & Draw
MEET artist Bridget Flannery, featured in our MAKing ART: PAINTing exhibition.
See how she paints and why she paints. Inspired by her process MAKE a small artist notebook. Work collaboratively to DRAW on a large scale. Come along, Meet, Make & Draw.
FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
Session 1: 12PM-12.50PM
Session 2: 1PM-1.50PM
Session 3: 2PM-2.50PM
Dress for Mess. Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part. Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family Days are not designed for groups. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!
Hatch - A Story Of Transformation And New Beginnings
Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre in association with Siamsa Tíre and the Shortworks Network
Meet Bláithín. She loves caterpillars, moths and butterflies. Follow her on her adventurous journey with Uncle Rusty to find Pearl, the most extraordinary butterfly with the most exquisite colorful wings. Learn all about two little caterpillars and their journey to fly as butterflies and moths. Hatch is full of Fidget Feet’s unique blend of live music, comedy, theatre, contemporary dance and aerial dance. Hatch also weaves craft workshops, Irish language and dancing into this wonderful story. If you enjoyed their other work for children, ‘Elves and the Shoemaker’ and ‘Strange Feathers’, then you will thoroughly enjoy Hatch, an immersive aerial dance children’s show, perfect for young audiences and their families.
Dur: 80 mins - includes arts & crafts session before each show
Reach for the Stars 2019
The Norma Breen Theatre School
The Norma Breen Theatre School presents an energetic and fast-moving evening of song and dance, showcasing the children's talents with well-known celebrity guests.
Produced and Directed by Norma Breen.
Starkids on Stage 2019
GOING ON SALE SHORTLY
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
SAVE THE DATE: THE TODDLER TAKEOVER
A Little Event For The Youngest Citizens of Blanchardstown
30-31 MAY 2019 Ages 0-4 Years
A host of wonderful artists and art forms awaits you to see, hear and experience new adventures during our Toddler Take Over Adventure 2019! Draíocht’s Toddler Take Over, now in its 5th Year, celebrates the limitless imagination of the very young child and the magic that happens when it is combined with the world of artists and the arts. With a combination of book-in and free drop-in events, children are invited to explore all the creativity that awaits them. Draíocht transforms into a big space for adventure through story, visual arts, music and dance for the very young.
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KidKast Castleknock Showcase 2019
GOING ON SALE SHORTLY
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 Theatre School
GOING ON SALE SHORTLY
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.