DDF News — 11 Sep 2019

DANCE TODAY: A Podcast Series

DANCE TODAY: A Podcast Series

Hear from leading figures in the dance industry, from those pushing the boundaries, exploring new ideas and changing how we engage with dance in this series of podcasts created in partnership with Dance Ireland and Dance World.

The world of dance has been consistently growing within Ireland - Irish artists are gaining international acclaim, new Irish dancers and choreographers continue to emerge and increasingly, some of the best international dance artists are including Ireland in their tour itineraries.

While this means there is more dance to be seen on Irish stages than ever before, we don't always get to go behind-the-scenes, to hear from the artists, to learn more about their work and the impact this has on audiences and communities.

With this understanding as a starting point, we worked closely with Dance Ireland and Dance World to put together a new series of podcasts that takes us all deeper into dance.

In the series, we hear about the impact dance festivals have on audiences, dance artists and the development of dance; the role collaborations have in the development of work; and the impact dance has on society outside performance.

Listen to all episodes in this podcast series here...

Episode 1: In this podcast, dance writer and critic Michael Seaver is in conversation with Benjamin Perchet, Artistic Director of the Dublin Dance Festival, and Jenny Traynor, Director of Dance Limerick, about programming decisions, the impact dance festivals have on audiences, dance artists and the development of dance at a local and international level.

Episode 2: In this episode, Louise Costelloe, Dance Ireland's Programme Manager, talks to choreographers Liz Roche and Dylan Quinn about the impact of political and social circumstances, keeping the creative impulse active and the value of relationships in creating dance work.

Episode 3: In this episode, Dance Ireland Programme Manager, Louise Costelloe, talks to dancer and choreographer Lucia Kickham on check-in sessions and the role collaborations have in the development of her work and how her approach has been influenced by her experiences as a dancer.

Episode 4: In the final episode in this series, Lisa McLoughlin (dancer, choreographer, teacher at Irish World Academy & final year in her PhD with the University of Limerick) talks to Fearghus Ó Conchúir (Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales and Deputy Chair of the Arts Council, Ireland) and Tobi Omoteso (Director Top 8, freelance dance artist / Hip Hop Innovator and Street Dancer) on why we dance and the impact dance has on society outside performance.

If you are interested in listening to more dance-related podcasts, browse Dance Ireland's Library.


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