Francis Footwork David Bolger / CoisCéim Dance Theatre

Dublin Dance Festival and The Ark present a family show for ages 6+

Ireland


A magical tale about finding the courage to dance your own dance

Francis Footwork
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From the creators of The Wolf and Peter comes the magical family show, Francis Footwork – a courageous tale about staying true to who you are, dished up in a delightful kaleidoscope of music and dance.

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Admission

€14 full price / €12 conc.

Location

The Ark


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Duration

50 mins (no interval)

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Family show for ages 6+

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★★★★★ “One of the most exquisitely choreographed and beautifully produced pieces of dance theatre to be had anywhere.

The Arts Review

★★★★★ “Joyful, clever, entertaining, intricate, technically superb and with a heart of goodness, Francis Footwork is a pure and simple delight.

The Irish Times

★★★★ “A magical, marvellous take on dancing to your own tune.

The Sunday Business Post

★★★★★ “If it all sounds a little magical and wondrous, that’s because it is.”

The Arts Review


Once upon a dance floor, in a kingdom not so far away, lived Francis Footwork.

Now, Francis is no ordinary girl – she is an extraordinary dancer and together with her best pal, the nifty street dancer RightBackAtYa, Francis dances her way through life. But the wicked Colonel Headbanger, trusted advisor to the King, hates dancing and makes it his mission to put a stop to it.

When King Two Lefties ascends to the throne, Colonel Headbanger tricks the kind-hearted new ruler into banning dancing throughout the kingdom. Before long, people start to forget how much fun dancing is, but Francis doesn’t. She summons all of her courage to teach Colonel Headbanger a lesson, get everyone dancing again and bring happiness back to the land.

From the multi-award winning CoisCéim Dance Theatre and the creators of The Wolf and Peter, Francis Footwork is a magical and empowering fable about doing what you love and staying true to who you are – dished up in a delightful kaleidoscope of energetic music and exceptional dance.

Credits

  • Writer, Director & Choreographer David Bolger
  • Performers Cristian Emmanuel Dirocie, Ivonne Kalter, Jonathan Mitchell, Emma O’Kane
  • Music & Sound Denis Clohessy
  • Scenic, Lighting & Projection Design Christopher Ash
  • Costume Design Maree Kearns
  • Hair & Makeup Val Sherlock
  • Photography Hugo Glendinning
  • Producers Sarah Latty & Bridget Webster

CoisCéim is proud to be funded by The Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon and supported by Dublin City Council and Culture Ireland. Francis Footwork premiered at Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, 2019.

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