Dublin Dance Festival 2021

Monday, 17 May, 2021 - 13:07
Dublin Dance Festival 2021
Dublin Dance Festival 2021

This May Dublin Dance Festival brings fresh, daring and courageous dance online. They will present new and pioneering dance performances, glimpses behind the scenes and moments for families, artists and communities to connect.

Dance Limerick has selected some highlights from this year's programme below: 

Workshops & Master Classes | €10 

As part of the Summer 2021 Edition, there is a wide selection of master classes, workshops and participative events to get everybody moving. Delve into the creative process and explore movement with Festival artists to get the most from your DDF experience. 

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Dēmos: films of separation and togetherness - Liz Roche Company / Crash Ensemble (Ireland)  

A suite of short films navigating absence and presence through movement and sound. Filmed on the Abbey stage, the superb cast of Liz Roche Company dancers and Crash Ensemble musicians come together to perform scenes from the new work, made in collaboration with filmmaker José Miguel Jiménez. Bringing together dancers and musicians, it poses urgent questions of how to feel together in a time when togetherness feels fractured.  

Availability from 7pm, Tues 18 May – 11:59pm, Sat 29 May | €12   

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dyad – Justine Doswell (Ireland)  

dyad is a new duet created by Justine Doswell, framed in the magnificent surroundings of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. This evocative work reflects on the qualities of a woman whose faith and body served as a connection between the human and the divine: Mary / Maryam. A woman chosen among all women, revered in both Christianity and Islam. A link across time, culture and creed. A meditation on archetype and architecture, dyad delves into the complex nature of interconnection, twinned concepts and shared ideals.   

Available online: 7pm, Thurs 20 May – 11:59pm, Mon 31 May | €8 

 Find out more here

Modes of Capture Symposium 2021 – Decolonising structures, thinking and embodiment  

Presented by The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (UL), Liz Roche Company and Dublin Dance Festival  

A 3-day online symposium for dance artists, collaborators and arts professionals exploring themes of decolonising structures, thinking and embodiment in dancemaking within current modes of dancemaking and documentation. Curators Dr Jenny Roche, Liz Roche and Dr Róisín O’Gorman, have brought together a group of local and international academics, dance artists, practitioners and scholars for the event, who will be sharing their work through a series of recorded presentations, live-streamed discussions, workshops and performances. 

Fri 21 - Sun 23 May | €25 full weekend / €10 1-day pass  

Find out more here.


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Dance Limerick exists to support the development of professional dance artists within the Limerick region and beyond.

Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick will advocate for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick will promote the creation of new and innovative work and will devise programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.

Based at the premises of the former Daghdha Dance Company, Dance Limerick houses offices and a fully equipped studio space along with a separate performance venue known as the Daghda Space

Further information about facilities and opportunities for professional dance artists available from Jenny Traynor at