mission is to develop a high quality repertoire, which promotes an appreciation
of ballet amongst people of all ages and backgrounds and generates a
significant audience for performances on both national and international
stages. It is company policy to tour every production as widely as possible.
Ballet Ireland activities are primarily centered on the production and touring
of classical ballet works. Other activities include a number of school
initiatives, their yearly Summer School, workshops and master
CoisCeim Dance Theatre
CoisCéim has created over twenty works for stage as well as site-specific productions, dance for large-scale events and dance works for camera.The company’s artistic work draws from the traditions of European dance theatre and British physical theatre, often incorporating text and narrative alongside choreographed dance movements.
A membership-led organisation, Dance Ireland is a national umbrella resource for professional dance. Provides training programmes and practical supports which respond to the needs of the professional dance artist. Dance Ireland also manages DanceHouse, a six studio rehearsal venue.
Dance Theatre of Ireland
of Ireland (DTI) has been in operation since 1989. The company produces work
choreographed by artistic directors Robert Connor and Loretta Yurrick, as well
as commissioning work from internationally based choreographers. Their work
tours nationally each year as well as being presented abroad.
Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre
Fabulous Beast over the past decade has achieved a strong national and international profile, mainly facilitated through artistic associations with the Dublin Theatre Festival, The Sadler’s Wells, English National Opera and The Barbican, London. Fabulous Beast presents high quality work based on the dance theatre tradition that connects with large audiences and is in demand internationally. The company’s connection to the Irish Midlands and Shawbrook contributes to enriching the breadth and balance of dance activities taking place in the country.
Dublin Dance Festival
Festival presents a high profile programme that greatly contributes to
enhancing the experience of dance for the Irish audience, as well as
attracting international recognition. The festival seeks to present a balanced
programme of large international companies combined with a range of associated
events including post-show discussions, film screenings, a symposium,
workshops, master classes and participatory events.
Irish Modern Dance Theatre
Modern Dance Theatre is committed to commissioning and collaborating with
international artists, often consisting of high profile international figures in
contemporary dance. IMDT has a high level of interaction with the Irish dance
sector, through its employment of Irish-based dancers, workshops with guest
choreographers and developmental projects.
Liz Roche Dance Company
Established in 1999, Liz Roche Company (formerly known as Rex Levitates Dance Company), is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary dance companies. An artistically ambitious and resourceful arts organisation, the company deliver their program with consistency, originality and an attention to detail and this has led to a steady expansion since 1999. Liz Roche Company is known for its own particular brand of contemporary dance which has been created through an on-going working relationship between Liz Roche and a core group of exceptional dancers and artistic collaborators.
Telephone: 01 8044736
Shawbrook (LD Dance Trust), formed in 1982, is a resource organisation based in Co. Longford, which provides dance training and development opportunities to dance students in preparation for professional training. As well as regular classes they organise masterclasses with renowned dancers/choreographers, theatrical productions, summer schools, flash mobs, public parades and Longford Dance Festival.
Limerick is a support and development organisation. Through a combination of
performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and
lectures, Dance Limerick advocates for artistic dialogue and exchange. In
collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick
promotes the creation of new and innovative work and devises programmes of
access, engagement and participation for the wider public.
Telephone: 061 467813
Galway Dance Project
The aim of Galway
Dance Project is to facilitate high quality dance practice in Galway city and
The Firkin Crane
Firkin Crane is the home of dance in Cork, a place where dance
artists, dance audiences and dance enthusiasts can make, see and join in dance
of all kinds.
Telephone: 021 4507487