DDF News — 30 Jun 2019

Explore the DDF2019 Gallery

Explore the DDF2019 Gallery

Relive some of your favourite Festival moments and catch a glimpse of Festival artists, performances and friends with these snapshots from the 15th Edition.

Festival Launch – March 2019

It was a chilly March evening, but inside the Dublin Bar Academy the atmosphere was warm and spirits high as we celebrated the launch of our full DDF2019 programme. Thanks to all those who joined us, and special thanks to Helen Meany (DDF Board Chair) and Fearghus Ó Conchúir who set the tone for an exciting 15th Edition with their warm welcome.

© Matthew McConnell
© Matthew McConnell
© Matthew McConnell
© Matthew McConnell
Fearghus Ó Conchúir Fearghus Ó Conchúir © Matthew McConnell
Fearghus Ó Conchúir Fearghus Ó Conchúir © Matthew McConnell
Moyra D'Arcy, Noelia Ruiz, Liz Roche © Matthew McConnell
Moyra D'Arcy, Noelia Ruiz, Liz Roche © Matthew McConnell
Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Benjamin Perchet © Matthew McConnell
Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Benjamin Perchet © Matthew McConnell
Carina McGrail, Helen Meary, Paddy McLoughlin © Matthew McConnell
Carina McGrail, Helen Meary, Paddy McLoughlin © Matthew McConnell
Stephanie Dickenson, Laura O'Herlihy © Matthew McConnell
Stephanie Dickenson, Laura O'Herlihy © Matthew McConnell

Opening Night – RIOT at Vicar Street

RIOT made a welcome return to Dublin after a knock-out international tour to open the 15th Edition of Dublin Dance Festival with a bang! The disorderly cocktail of bangin’ jigs, mind-blowing moves, jaw-droppingly sexy circus and gut-punching spoken word left audiences dazzled, dizzy and ready to change the world.

Princesses Can Be Pirates

The sun was out and Meeting House Square was abuzz as families streamed in to see the jam-packed performance of Princesses Can Be Pirates, a whimsical show that entertained the young, and not-so-young alike.

© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan
© Jon Riordan

Top 8 Street Dance Battle

The Top 8 Street Dance Battle celebrated its 5th year in true street dance style with electric energy, pumping beats and jaw-dropping moves in Meeting House Square.

Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography
Top 8 Street Dance Battle © DMC Photography

Bounce Club Night at the Button Factory

Bounce, a club night aimed at adults with intellectual disabilities brought its uplifting energy and message of inclusion to Dublin for the first time and the response was overwhelming!

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© That's Life
© That's Life
© That's Life
© That's Life
© That's Life

The Missy Elliott by Selina Thompson

In this live performance and digital exchange project, young women of colour came together to imagine a limitless world in a week-long creative bootcamp, mentored by a team of talented female artists.


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