Irish Youth Dance Festival 2019 at Draíocht
Presented by Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC) in collaboration with Draíocht and Fingal Arts Office
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 / €12conc / 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 email@example.com
Booking through Draíocht’s Box Office tel 01-8852622.
For more information about IYDF at Draíocht, contact Sarah Beirne, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shrek (2001) - The Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told!
Primary School Summer Screening
Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of fairy tale magical creatures, banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad. Determined to save their home, not to mention his swamp, Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue Princess Fiona to be Farquaad's bride.
Featuring the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow, Shrek sparked a motion picture phenomenon and captured the world’s imagination back in 2001.
CERT: G Language: English Dur: 89 mins
In Association with Access Cinema
The Artful Classroom
A CPD Programme for Primary School Teachers
We are delighted to present this programme aimed at primary school teachers and delivered by professionally trained creative professionals, artists and educators - Architect Aoife Banim (Construction), Artists Beth O’Halloran (Paint & Colour), Clare Breen (ICT, Clay, Fabric, Fibre), Anne Bradley (Drawing), and Catriona Leahy (Print).
The programme takes place in Draíocht and includes visits to IMMA.
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A partnership between Fingal Arts Office & Superprojects
Sing Me To The Sea
Anna Newell Theatre Adventures
Draiocht will be out and about for a week in July with 15 shows of 'Sing Me To The Sea', taking place in St. Michael’s House Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool and the Central Remedial Clinic.
Sing Me To The Sea is a multisensory adventure for children and young people with complex needs, created by Bray-based theatre director Anna Newell, in collaboration with composer David Goodall, whose work together has been seen off-Broadway and in South Africa as well as touring extensively in the UK and Ireland.
Sing Me To The Sea is performed in a hydropool with 3 audience members per show, each with an adult companion – with everyone in the water! Three performers take the audience on a magical journey of exquisite harmony singing and gentle water play designed especially for children with complex needs that embraces and celebrates the sensory dialogue that they have with the world around them.
Sing Me To The Sea was created in 2018 funded by Wicklow County Arts Office with design funded by Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge. 2019 tour funded by Arts Council Ireland.
Funded by the Arts Council Ireland, this programme is a partnership between The Civic, Draiocht and the Mermaid Arts Centre presented in association with Cheeverstown House. Created by Anna Newell.
Presented by Anna Newell Theatre Adventures
Duration: 20 minutes + 20 minutes of free play.
Suitable for Ages 1-12 yrs
www.annanewell.co.uk / www.dgoodall.co.uk
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Summer Projects 2019 - Summer Song School
MON 01- FRI 05 JUL 10AM-4PM
THU 04 JUL 10AM-8PM
Free Concert For Family & Friends on THU 04 JUL at 7PM
AGE: 13-17 YEARS €45
The ever popular SongSchool returns for what will undoubtedly be another sold out week of music based curiosity, collaboration and creativity. SongSchool is a week-long project that is ideal for those who are interested in writing and recording songs, performing a concert, making a video, learning about music technology and meeting people who love music as much as they do … not to mention forming bands and having fun!
Summer Projects 2019 - Art Explorers Artistic Adventures - SOLD OUT
WORKSHOP A: 4-8 YEARS 10AM-12PM €35
WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YEARS 1PM-3PM €35
Artist Deirdre O’Reilly will introduce the children to a range of art materials and artistic experiences. ‘Artistic Adventures’ will be a creative journey for children to explore a wide range of techniques which will stimulate their imaginations to be inventive and harness their curiosity. From print making, to painting, to creating their own clay masterpiece, the workshop will culminate in an exhibition of work on the last day for all to enjoy.
Summer Projects 2019 - Fingal Film School
MON 15 – FRI 19 JUL
10AM-4PM AGE: 13-17 YEARS €45
Want to learn how to make your own films? Over these 5 days, facilitated by CreateSchool, you will collaborate with other creatives to plan, script, storyboard, film, edit and learn how to effectively add audio to produce your own short films. Using mobile digital devices and a selection of apps, you will gain skills and tips that you can take home and master with your own projects. The workshop will conclude with a screening of the films.
These workshops are funded by Fingal Arts Office.
Exploring Baby Boogie with Jo Quinn
Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts
10.20AM-11.10AM & 11.30AM-12.20PM (50 MINS)
Baby Boogie is a fun movement class lead by Jo Quinn, with musical instruments, parachutes, bubbles, feather blowing and scarf dancing.
This series of individual monthly workshops are intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way. There will be mess and there will be fun. Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (accompanying adult is free). Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. 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).
Anna Newell Theatre Adventures
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BigKidLittleKid is a quirky, playful, energetic and engaging look at being on your own and being with someone else; and how size can really matter.
Are you a big kid or a little kid? Or both?
Created by Anna Newell, described by The Guardian as “a hero of children’s theatre” and by the Irish Times as an “early years theatre pioneer” with music by David Goodall, with whom Anna has created shows for early years audiences that have been seen on 5 continents and off-Broadway, BigKidLittleKid promises to delight and enchant its audiences with its unique take on the complicated world of sibling rivalry.
A new show for audiences aged 3-6 years and their adults.
Created by Anna Newell with music by David Goodall.
2019 full production funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon in partnership with The Civic, Tallaght; the Mermaid, Bray and Draiocht, Blanchardstown. (Initial R&D funding by the Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire & the Mermaid, Bray).
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The Dig by Paul Curley
FRI 18 OCT - 10.15AM & 12.15PM
SAT 19 OCT - 2PM & 4PM
All his life Mac has wanted to be an Archaeologist, to be an expert in finding things and working out what they mean. If only he could stick to the facts and not get carried away with his highfalutin stories. But in a world where facts and figures mean so much more than fairy tale and fantasy, Mac has to dig deeper to prove what he finds is what he thinks it is. Will people believe him, or is this just another of his tall tales?
Performer and writer Paul Curley, designer Ger Clancy and director Robert Alan Evans, bring this brand new adventure to life. THE DIG spins a classic yarn into a brand new light that will delight and charm audiences young and old.
Supported by The Arts Council Theatre Touring Award and Irish Theatre Institute.
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Baby’s First Xmas
Anna Newell Theatre Adventures
Baby's First Xmas is a gentle magical wonderland of gorgeous harmony singing, little lights and enticing textures. Created for babies under one year old by Anna Newell and David Goodall, whose work for Early Years audiences has been seen on five continents. This brand new Xmas show promises to delight and entrance the very tiniest of audience members. Each baby can bring one adult guest with them and, to make this a very special experience, audience capacity is very limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. (max capacity 8 babies / 8 guardians per show).
Baby's First Xmas is funded by Arts Council Ireland and this programme is a partnership between the Civic Theatre, Draiocht and the Mermaid Arts Centre.
Phone Draíocht Box Office on 01 8852622 to Book
"My baby was entranced – literally transfixed! Fantastic and so unique We absolutely loved it. I smiled the whole way through it! Such a lovely experience! The singing was beautiful" Audience Reactions