03 April 2008: The Arts Council and RTÉ announce "Dance on the Box" successful projects

The Arts Council and RTÉ are delighted to announce the four films selected for the RTÉ Dance on the Box scheme.  Twenty seven applications were received from producers, directors and choreographers across the country out of which six applicants were short-listed for interview.  This is the second round of the RTÉ Dance on the Box scheme with nearly ¤100,000 being awarded to the successful projects.

Speaking about the scheme, Mary Cloake, Director of the Arts Council said: "This unique scheme has certainly struck a chord with artists, we are very pleased that viewers all around the country will see four exciting new dance films on television as part of the Dublin Dance Festival in April." 

David McKenna, RTÉ Television's Executive Producer Arts & Cross-Media, added:  "RTÉ Television is really delighted to be collaborating again with the Arts Council in bringing Irish contemporary dance to our viewers."

Each short dance film will be up to six minutes in length.  The completed films will be premiered on RTÉ Television during this year’s Dublin Dance Festival, which runs from 17 April to 3 May, and screened in Temple Bar’s Meeting House Square on the 2 and 3 May. 

The following projects were selected:

Monitor  Choreographers Sascha Perfect, Katarin Mojzisova and Nick Bryson; Director Luke McManus and Producer Eadaoin Patton.

Swing Talking  Choreographer Lucy Dunne, Director Anna Rodgers and Producer Siobhan Ward.

Together  Choreographers Steve Batts and Ursula Laeubli, Director Mary Keane and Producer Michele Viney.

Unsung  Choreographer Liz Roche, Director Morleigh Steinberg and Producer Mary McCarthy.

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Yelemba dance troupe from the Ivory Coast - Clonmel Junction Festival.

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