FEAST ON DANCE, THE MAIN COURSE

Dublin City Council in association with Coiscéim Broadreach once again brings you a feast of dance as part of Bealtaine 2015. This year offers a dance classes & performance project open to everyone aged 50+ and runs from now until 28 May 2015. 

The drop-in afternoon dance classes will take place in Terenure, Ballyfermot, Ballybough, Cabra and Santry and cost just €3 per person and no experience is necessary.  Easy and relaxing exercises will keep class-goers fit, flexible and active, and new choreography will offer everyone a chance to be creative in a fun and fit environment.

Lord Mayor Christy Burke commented on this years celebrations “we are delighted to welcome another great series of dance classes which over the years have grown bigger and more successful as part of Bealtaine.  It is testament to all involved of the hard work, commitment and enthusiasm for this wonderful initiative encouraging fitness and fun for everyone aged 50+”

All class participants will be invited to perform in FEAST ON DANCE | THE MAIN COURSE, for the Bealtaine Festival 2015 at City Hall on 28 May 2015.  Directed by choreographer Philippa Donnellan, the performance is inspired by extravagant culinary traditions, both past and present, and is set to be a grand and lively social occasion - a choreographic feast of dance accompanied by some of the finest classical music of all time.

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For further information contact:
Sarah Latty, Coiscéim: T. (01) 8780558, M. 085 173 5881 info@coisceim.con
Dublin City Council Media Relations Office.  T. (01) 222 2170, M. 087 740 0277
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LISTINGS INFORMATION:

FEAST ON DANCE | DROP IN DANCE CLASSES
Evergreen Centre, Terenure Road North,Terenure, D6 
Tuesdays | 11am – 12.15pm | 31 MAR, 7, 14, 21, 28 APR, 5, 12, 19 MAY

Ballyfermot Sport & Fitness Centre Blackditch Road, Ballyfermot, D10
Tuesdays | 2.30pm – 3.45pm | 31 MAR, 7, 14,  21, 28 APR, 5, 12, 19 MAY 

Ballybough Community Centre, 49 Ballybough Road, Ballybough, D3     
Wednesdays | 11am – 12.15pm | 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 APR, 6, 13, 20 MAY

St. Finbarrs GAA Club, Fassaugh Avenue, Cabra, D7
Thursdays | 11am – 12.15pm | 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 APRIL,7, 14, 21 MAY

Santry Community Resource Centre Donville Court, Santry, D9
Thursdays | 2pm – 3.15pm | 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 APRIL, 7, 14, 21 MAY 

FEAST ON DANCE | THE MAIN COURSE
THE PERFORMANCE
City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2
Thursday 28 May 2015 | 3pm & 6pm.
Friends and family are welcome. Free admission, no advance booking necessary.
For further information please contact  Sarah at info@coisceim.com or 01 878 0558
COISCÉIM BROADREACH and Dublin City Council present:


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL

Dublin City Council regards arts, community development, sports and recreation as essential services to the people of Dublin and to everyone who visits our city. The City Council endeavours to facilitate developments in these sections through direct provision and through partnerships with other organisations and institutions with similar or complementary aims.  If you wish to find out more about these sections please log onto Dublin City Council website: www.dublincity.ie or you can contact
The Arts Office: 01 222 5455
Sports and Leisure Services: 01 222 2270
Community Development Section 01 222 3428
The Events Unit: 01 222 224

FEAST ON DANCE | THE MAIN COURSE is the 8th partnership project from CoisCéim Broadreach and Dublin City Council’s Arts, Sport & Recreation and Community Development Sections. Over the past eight years the two organisations have developed this annual dance project to provide people aged 50+ with an opportunity to socialise, get fit and be creative. Each year the project takes a different theme which has included the music of Edith Piaf (La Vie en Rose, 2009), well known opera arias (Dance Arias, 2010), film stars from the Silent era (Silent Idols 2011), celebrations of daily life (Wild & Wonderful, 2012) the city of Dublin (Dance Across Dublin ,2013) and love songs old and new (Love Song and Dance, 2014).

Last year, Love Song and Dance attracted over 500 participants to drop-in dance classes and sixty people performed in the celebration performance at the Main Hall in IMMA.


BROADREACH

Established in 2006, BROADREACH is the participation and engagement programme of COISCÉIM DANCE THEATRE. It is founded on the principle that dance is a performing art. Its activities are pioneering, targeting all sections of the population in an exciting and innovative manner to create a genuine curiosity in dance. Every year, BROADREACH touches the lives of thousands of people through classes, workshops, residencies and dance performance participation projects. BROADREACH hosts regular classes for adults of all ages.  In addition, it also co-ordinates CREATIVE STEPS young people’s dance theatre, THE CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT and THE DANCE ENSEMBLE, a performance group for people aged 50+.

Direct link: http://coisceim.com/about-broadreach/projects/feast-on-dance/

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