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DDF GOES TO ELECTRIC PICNIC 2015!

Tue 1 Sep 2015

DDF GOES TO ELECTRIC PICNIC 2015!

Dublin Dance Festival is positively BUZZING with excitement to present a brand new stage DANCE DAYS together with Dance Ireland at Electric Picnic 2015!

Join the movement!

Fancy unleashing your inner burlesque or busting some Hip Hop moves? Curious about contemporary dance? Then embrace the rhythm and get yourself to the first edition of DANCE DAYS - an electric programme of dance workshops that’ll have you grooving all weekend long! Keep the energy pumping with some jazz steps, try the tango, or stretch it out in a yoga/contemporary fusion. Workshops are suitable for all levels and will be taught by leading Irish dance artists - Justine Cooper, Olwyn Lyons, Mariam Ribon, Ella Clarke, Sibéal Davitt, Lisa Tyrrell, Junk Ensemble, Iseli Chiodi Company, Whynot Dance Company and the Irish Burlesque School.  

Now all we need is YOU! Workshop places are limited and are available on a ‘first come first serve basis’. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water. Open to all levels.

Drop in to DANCE DAYS from 4th - 6th September. You'll find us near Body&Soul.

 

DANCE DAYS SCHEDULE

Friday, 4th September

2-3:   Yoga Meets Contemporary: Justine Cooper

3-4:   Sean-Nós: Sibéal Davitt

4-5:   Hip Hop: Olwyn Lyons

5-6:   Contemporary Dance Unplugged: Mariam Ribon

Saturday, 5th September

12-1: Yoga Meets Contemporary: Justine Cooper

1-2:   Introducing Contemporary: Jazmin Chiodi, Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company

2-3:   Jazz Class: Lisa Tyrrell, Whynot Dance Company

3-4:   Try The Tango: Jazmin Chiodi, Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company

4-5:    Double Up: Mariam Ribon

5-6:   Nouveau Burlesque: Lisa Darling, Irish Burlesque School

Sunday, 6th September

12-1: Let’s Get Physical: Jessica Kennedy, Junk Ensemble

1-2:   Jazz Class: Lisa Tyrrell, Whynot Dance Company

2-3:   It’s A Riot: Ella Clarke

3-4:   Hip Hop: Olwyn Lyons

4-5:   Contemporary Dance Unplugged: Mariam Ribon

5-6:   The Roaring 20’s (Charleston): Lisa Darling, Irish Burlesque School

 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS:

Yoga Meets Contemporary: Justine Cooper

Starting from a ground of stillness, a gentle yoga flow warm-up moves fluidly into an energising contemporary dance centre, before gently concluding with the return to stillness. Will harmonise body, breath, heart and mind.

Jazz Class: Lisa Tyrrell, Whynot Dance Company

Learn some jazz steps and try out a short jazz choreography.  This fun and energetic class will include warm-up, corner work, amalgamations, and you - starring in a group choreography. Who said you had to be on stage to shine!

Introducing Contemporary: Jazmin Chiodi

A fun and enjoyable journey through contemporary dance and dance improvisation. Starts with a gentle warm-up to stretch the body, followed by collective play through simple tasks that will get you moving and improvising.  

Sean-Nós: Sibéal Davitt

Sean-nós with a techno twist - a freestyle, improvisational form of solo Irish dance often compared to street tap. This is a high energy dance class - a mixture of modern and traditional steps to techno music.

Hip Hop: Olwyn Lyons

Learn a hip hop dance routine to really impress on the dance floor! A fun, high-energy and up tempo dance workshop to classic old school tunes of Run-D.M.C., Sugar hill Gang and more. This open level class is ideal for people with basic street dance knowledge who want to develop their own sense of style and for those who want to give it a go for the first time.

Contemporary Dance Unplugged: Mariam Ribon

Explore movement, musicality and rhythm, while tapping into your own creativity. Workshop starts with floor work influenced by pilates and yoga principles followed by gentle stretching.  Mariam will teach basic contemporary techniques and focus on alignment in this workshop.  No previous experience required - open to all levels.

Double Up: Mariam Ribon

Bring a dance partner and learn some slick dance moves with Mariam.  Forget about mastering tango or the waltz ... this workshop will show you how to really strut your stuff in a fun ‘doubles’ dance workshop. This one’s for you too GUYS! There’s safety in numbers!

Try The Tango: Jazmin Chiodi

Ever dreamt of dancing tango - this is your chance!  Argentinian native and tango dancer, Jazmin Chiodi will teach you the basic steps and start you dancing this beautiful and sensual dance.  Come with or without a partner – just bring your desire to tango!

Let’s Get Physical: Jessica Kennedy, Junk Ensemble

This one starts with lively, physical warm-up which will lead into group work. Workshop ends with a group sequence generated by the participants. One of the most fun, creative and social hours you will spend at this year’s Picnic.

Nouveau Burlesque: Lisa Darling, Irish Burlesque School

Learn the basics of Nouveau Burlesque, the newest and one of the most exciting forms of Burlesque. Covering Nouveau techniques from walks to hips to isolations, we will then incorporate the style into a seductive Nouveau Burlesque routine!

It’s A Riot: Ella Clarke

Have you ever wondered how scenes involving violence or riot are created for theatre? Here's your chance to experience Riot Choreography; a fun, contact-based dance technique.  It’s about the furthest thing from violence there is, that looks just like the real thing. It's not fight choreography...it's a dance that looks like a fight.

The Roaring 20s (Charleston) : Lisa Darling, Irish Burlesque School

Capture the spirit of the 1920s, with this energetic, upbeat class danced to hot Jazz music! Experiencing a huge revival around the world, learn the Charleston and other 1920s dance moves, from the basics right up to more advanced steps.     

 

For more information see http://www.electricpicnic.ie/stage/dance-days