FESTIVAL UPDATES

Monday, 11th November 2013

Internship Opportunities for DDF 2014: Marketing Intern and Programme Intern

Internship opportunities with Dublin Dance Festival 2014 We are currently looking to recruit a Marketing Intern and a Programme Intern to join our busy team as we prepare for the 10th edition of the Dublin Dance Festival in May 2014. Our internship programme offers successful applicants valuable and practical experience of working within the arts [...]

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Thursday, 10th October 2013

Celebrating 30 Years of Rosas dances Rosas! Lovely 3 minute film compilation of responses from over 1500 people around the globe.

30 years on from the premiere of Rosas dances Rosas, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker set a challenge for anyone to dance the famous chair scene from her classic work – over 1500 people responded. Watch this wonderful 3 minute compilation taken from over 10,000 hours of footage  and 250 videos uploaded to www.rosasdanstrosas.be as part [...]

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Thursday, 10th October 2013

ABECEDARIUM BESTIARIUM by Antonia Baehr at the Project

The Goethe Institute, in association with Project Arts Centre and Dublin Dance Festival presents ABECEDARIUM BESTIARIUM Project Arts Centre, 18-19 November, 8.00pm Post-show discussion 19 November D is for Dodo, T is for the Tasmanian Tiger… ABeCedarium Bestiarium is an ABC of extinct animals performed by collaborative, Berlin-based artist Antonia Baehr. Baehr invited her artist [...]

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Thursday, 12th September 2013

Dublin Dance Festival General Manager (Maternity Cover)

Dublin Dance Festival is delighted to announce that Laura MacNaughton will be covering the maternity leave of General Manager Carina McGrail. With over twelve years experience in arts management, Laura comes to the Dublin Dance Festival having just completed a term as Festival Manager for the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival. She has a [...]

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Wednesday, 31st July 2013

Dublin Dance Festival appoints new Marketing Manager

Dublin Dance Festival is delighted to announce the appointment of Caroline Kennedy as Marketing Manager. Caroline brings extensive experience from her previous roles across the arts, cultural and commercial sectors. She comes to Dublin Dance Festival from the Gate Theatre, where she has been Marketing Manager since 2011 and recently worked on the inaugural World [...]

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Wednesday, 31st July 2013

Check out this video from SPILL – a playground of dance

Oliver Smith filmed SPILL – a playground of dance when it was performed in Fairview Park during Dublin Dance Festival 2013. Check out the video below – guaranteed to brighten up a rainy day! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqIFNA-P_4o SPILL was produced by DanceXchange. Choreography by Shaun Parker The presentation of SPILL at Dublin Dance Festival was funded by [...]

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Wednesday, 31st July 2013

Choreographers: Apply now for Aerowaves 2014

Aerowaves is a European dance network, offering performance opportunities across the continent to emerging choreographers and dance companies. Each year 20 artists/companies are selected from hundreds of applications and are given priority for performance opportunities at venues and festivals in up to 34 countries. The Spring Forward Festival is also held annually to focus on [...]

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Monday, 24th June 2013

Job Opportunity: DDF recruiting General Manager (Maternity cover)

Dublin Dance Festival is recruiting a General Manager (Maternity Cover) Dublin Dance Festival seeks applications from experienced individuals for this key appointment. The successful candidate will have at least 3 years previous experience in arts management or a related field and be responsible for administration, financial and personnel management and festival co-ordination. Dublin Dance Festival [...]

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Tuesday, 18th June 2013

Job Opportunity: Dublin Dance Festival recruiting Marketing Manager

Dublin Dance Festival is recruiting a new Marketing Manager. Reporting to the Director/ General Manager, the Marketing Manager is responsible for managing an effective communications plan to promote the festival, grow audiences and deliver box office targets. The Marketing Manager (working with the General Manager) is responsible for identifying and managing development opportunities / activity [...]

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Let us know what you thought of DDF 2013

We’d love to hear what you thought of Dublin Dance Festival 2013 — good or bad. Your feedback helps us to plan for the next Festival … and 2014 will be the 10th Festival, so we really want to hear from you! Spare just 2 minutes to fill in our short survey here – it’ll [...]

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Thursday, 9th May 2013

Dublin Dance Festival Blog is live!

Can’t wait to get stuck into DDF 2013? Neither can we! Our Festival blogger, Rachel Donnelly, has started posting interviews with several Irish artists involved with the Festival onto the Dublin Dance Festival Blog. She’s posting daily from now on. So there’s lots to keep you amused! Check out the Dublin Dance Festival blog here [...]

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Wednesday, 24th April 2013

Call for participants! Fast Track to Dance with Project Brand New & Dublin Dance Festival

Project Brand New and Dublin Dance Festival invite participants to take part in their new joint initiative Fast Track to Dance. This is an exceptional opportunity for anyone who is interested in and curious about dance but hasn’t seen very much yet. It is a completely immersive weekend at Dublin Dance Festival delving into the [...]

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Thursday, 11th April 2013

E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities project comes to a close

The European Union funded E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities project comes to a close this weekend with the “E-Motional Festival: moving bodies & cities” in Bucharest from 12-14 April. Gabriela Tudor Foundation and the National Dance Centre in Bucharest present the event as the culimination of a two-year programme dedicated to mobility and artistic exchanges in [...]

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Thursday, 7th March 2013

Watch the Dublin Dance Festival teaser video

Dublin Dance Festival 2013 is full of breathtaking dance. We took to the streets of Dublin with four of Ireland’s brightest talents, a zippy piece of dance by Rafael Bonachela from Sydney Dance Company, and two cameras on a freezing cold day in February to bring you a little piece of beauty – and a [...]

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Wednesday, 6th March 2013

Dublin Dance Festival 2013 programme is live!

Dublin Dance Festival has launched! Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan officially launched the programme Wednesday evening at The Little Museum of Dublin. Tickets are on sale online NOW! Early Bird ticket offers are available from today until Sunday 24 March online only – make your plans early and save! Explore the [...]

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Monday, 4th March 2013

Dublin Dance Festival hiring Box Office Supervisor

Dublin Dance Festival is looking to appoint a Box Office Supervisor for the upcoming festival. From May 14 to 26, DDF will bring vibrant, inventive dance from all over the world to the stages of Dublin. Download a role specification here for more details. Please apply with a brief cover letter and CV. Applications can be posted [...]

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Friday, 15th February 2013

Behind the scenes on the DDF promo shoot…

We shot our promo video for the 2013 Festival on Monday. It was freezing cold and wet when we started out… but by the end of the day we had fantastic footage and photos, and the dancers were even still smiling! Here’s the chilled, but satisfied, cast and crew at the end of the day. [...]

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Friday, 15th February 2013

Volunteer with Dublin Dance Festival

Dublin Dance Festival is currently looking for volunteers in the areas of marketing & promotion, photography, artist liaison, front of house and special event support for the 2013 Festival. If this is your first time volunteering with the Dance Festival, you’ll find it can be a very rewarding way to discover dance from around the world and [...]

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Friday, 7th December 2012

Give unforgettable Christmas gifts — and win fantastic prizes!

Do you know and love someone who loves a great night out? Who gets excited about discovering something new? Is there a dance enthusiast – young or not so young – in your home? Treat them to a truly memorable gift — an experience at Dublin Dance Festival in 2013! There’s plenty to choose from! [...]

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Wednesday, 21st November 2012

Open Call – Re-Presenting Ireland

RE-PRESENTING IRELAND: A SHOWCASE INITIATIVE BY CULTURE IRELAND, DANCE IRELAND AND DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL 14-26 MAY 2013 STRAND 1: Work-in-progress mixed bills at DanceHouse STRAND 2:  Fully staged work(s) at the Abbey Theatre, on the Peacock Stage Open Call Deadline: Wednesday 19 December @ 12noon Dance Ireland in association with Dublin Dance [...]

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Thursday, 15th November 2012

Internship opportunities with Dublin Dance Festival 2013

Dublin Dance Festival is currently looking for two interns to join the dynamic internal team for the 2013 festival. The Marketing Assistant and Programme Assistant internships offer valuable, practical experience to individuals looking to build on their skills base within the arts within a supportive organizational environment.  Interns will leave with a solid overview of [...]

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Tuesday, 13th November 2012

Stellar European dance at the heart of Dublin Dance Festival 2013

Dublin Dance Festival, in association with the Abbey Theatre, is proud to announce that two stellar European dance companies will be taking to the Abbey stage during the 2013 Festival, in celebration of Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Finland’s Tero Saarinen Company will present a Stravinsky Evening (14 & 15 May), [...]

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Friday, 19th October 2012

DDF welcomes new General Manager

We’re delighted to welcome Carina McGrail as our newly appointed General Manager. Carina will join the team in mid November and brings with her a wealth of festival and event production experience. She has worked with St Patrick’s Festival, Festival of World Cultures and, earlier this year, on the Dublin Tall Ships Festival where she [...]

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Monday, 3rd September 2012

We’re hiring!

General Manager – Dublin Dance Festival Dublin Dance Festival seeks applications from experienced individuals for this key appointment. The successful candidate will have at least 7 years previous experience in arts management and be responsible for administration, financial and personnel management and festival co-ordination. Dublin Dance Festival is Ireland’s premier dance event. The Festival promotes [...]

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Friday, 10th August 2012

Choreographers – Apply for Aerowaves 2013 NOW!

Are you an emerging choreographer resident in Ireland or another European country? Do you have a piece of choreography that’s between 15-40 minutes long that you could bring to venues across Europe? If the answer’s yes, then you need to apply for Aerowaves 2013! Each year, the Aerowaves network selects 20 artists to prioritise for [...]

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Wednesday, 8th August 2012

Deadline approaching! E-Motional Bodies & Cities – Gabriela Tudor Fellowship

A European mobility and artistic exchange dance programme Motion Fund strand E-MOTIONAL is realised in Ireland by Dublin Dance Festival and Dance Ireland, in association with The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at University of Limerick. GABRIELA TUDOR FELLOWSHIP for Dance Managers Call for proposals –  DEADLINE: 31st AUGUST 2012 [Romania – Ireland [...]

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Wednesday, 13th June 2012

Tell us what you thought of DDF 2012

We’d love to know what you thought of DDF 2012. Spare a few minutes to fill in our short online survey – it’s really easy! Your feedback has a direct impact on our planning for future Festivals and we welcome your honest thoughts and opinions. The survey will remain open until Friday June 22nd. Click [...]

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Thursday, 31st May 2012

Dublin Dance Festival 2012 – thank you for sharing it with us!

With the sun shining on Meeting House Square, Temple Bar for the Encounter Indian Dance performance by Divya Kasturi and Project Arts Centre crowded for the final performance of The Blue Boy by Brokentalkers, Dublin Dance Festival came to a close on Saturday May 26. We’d like to thank each and every one of you [...]

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Friday, 18th May 2012

DDF Box Office – issues resolved!

We are happy to let you know that the issues with Realex that prevented credit card sales from being processed have now been resolved. You can now book online and over the phone with a credit/debit card again. There may still be some slowness in processing payments, but please bear with this as Realex will [...]

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Wednesday, 16th May 2012

DDF Box Office system – some technical problems

We’re sorry if you’ve been experiencing difficulties in booking tickets with us this morning. Realex, the system which processes credit card payments online, is experiencing difficulties. Currently online and phone sales are not possible. It is still possible to call in to our Box Office at Filmbase at Curved Street in Temple Bar to pay [...]

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Saturday, 12th May 2012

DDF2012 opens with elegiac elegance

At 7pm last night, the rain-washed courtyard outside the Samuel Beckett Theatre in Trinity was filled with expectant audience members, huddled in their autumn finery though we’re well into May. Liz Roche Company opened DDF on an eerie and unsettling note with the sold-out Body and Forgetting, an inquisition into the endlessly convoluted processes of [...]

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Tuesday, 1st May 2012

Full Dance on Film programme now online

You can now view the full line-up for Dance on Film, at the Irish Film Institute on Sunday May 13.  A refreshing blend of dance-for-camera classics and animation, our programme of shorts will play with what dance can be and who/what can be considered a ‘dancer’. A fun afternoon for dance enthusiasts, film buffs, and [...]

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Tuesday, 1st May 2012

DDF Box Office now open at Filmbase!

Our Box Office is now open at Filmbase, on Curved Street in  Temple Bar, Dublin 2. The Box Office will be open from 10am-6pm, Monday – Saturday and from 12pm-3pm on Sundays. You can pick up information, buy tickets and ask questions of our wonderful Box Office Supervisor, Andrea. What’s more, from tomorrow, May 3, [...]

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Friday, 30th March 2012

Early Bird tickets selling out!

Our limited Early Bird tickets are beginning to sell out! There are now only regular priced tickets available for Klaus Obermaier’s Apparition on Wednesday May 23. Early Bird rate is still available for Tuesday May 22. Tickets for junk ensemble are close to their Early Bird limit. The Opening Night performance is also close to [...]

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Tuesday, 27th March 2012

DDF 2012 – launched, on sale, and featuring a funky trailer!

The Festival programme has launched, tickets are flying out – with great Early Bird value until April 1 – and our online trailer is amassing views on YouTube. If you haven’t already seen it, check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYZGAU1Wbl8 And you can jump straight into the programme and purchase tickets here.

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Tuesday, 20th March 2012

Recipients of Mobility Grants and Gabriela Tudor Fellowships annouced.

Following the recent Partner Meeting hosted by Dance House Lemesos in Limassol, Cyrpus, the recipients of E-Motional Bodies & Cities Mobility Grants and the first round of  Gabriela Tudor Fellowships for Dance Managers have been announced. You can find the full list of recipients here: http://www.e-motional.eu/selected-applications-for-mobility-grants-and-fellowships. Congratulations to Irish-based dance artists Liv O’Donoghue and Elena [...]

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Wednesday, 14th March 2012

Dublin Dance Festival seeking volunteers for DDF 2012

Dublin Dance Festival is currently looking for volunteers in the areas of marketing & promotion, photography, artist liaison, front of house and special event support for the 2012 Festival. If this is your first time volunteering with the Dance Festival, you’ll find it can be a very rewarding way to discover dance from around the world and [...]

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Wednesday, 29th February 2012

Dublin Dance Festival 2012 seeks Box Office staff

Dublin Dance Festival is looking to appoint a Box office supervisor and a Box office assistant for the upcoming festival. From May 11-26, DDF will bring vibrant, inventive dance from all over the world to the stages of Dublin. Download the role specifications below for more details: Role spec Box Office supervisor Role spec Box [...]

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Wednesday, 15th February 2012

Audition call for voluntary performers

Choreographer Luca Silvestrini is bringing a team of dancers and his outdoor project to the streets of Dublin for the Dublin Dance Festival in May, 2012 and he’s looking for 6 local dancers to join the ensemble. This comic and entertaining work erupts from the crowd of shoppers and passers-by, accompanied by live musicians. The [...]

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Wednesday, 15th February 2012

Re-Presenting Ireland participants announced!

Although the full Festival launch is still a short time away, we are very happy to announce the participants of Re-Presenting Ireland for 2012. Re-Presenting Ireland is a showcase initiative of Culture Ireland, Dance Ireland and Dublin Dance Festival. The fifth Re-Presenting Ireland studio showcase will take place during the Dublin Dance Festival in May [...]

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Friday, 3rd February 2012

Dancing with Fire – Call for proposals for symposium during DDF 2012

***** NOTE: Deadline extended to March 18! ***** We are delighted to announce that we are working in partnership with the Arts and Technology Research Lab at Trinity College to present a symposium entitled “Dancing with Fire: Technology, Performance, Objects, Environments” during Dublin Dance Festival 2012. The aim of the symposium is to encourage dialogue [...]

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Wednesday, 1st February 2012

Trisha Brown Dance Company – change to programme

We learned recently that one of Trisha Brown Dance Company’s dancers has sustained an injury. As a result, the programme for their performance at the Abbey Theatre from May 17-19 has been changed. The short solo Watermotor will be replaced by two of Trisha Brown’s Early Works – Accumulation, a witty solo that has become [...]

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Tuesday, 17th January 2012

E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities – Gabriela Tudor Fellowship – Apply now!

A European mobility and artistic exchange dance programme Motion Fund strand E-MOTIONAL is realised in Ireland by Dublin Dance Festival and Dance Ireland, in association with The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at University of Limerick. GABRIELA TUDOR FELLOWSHIP for Dance Managers Call for proposals [Romania – Ireland – Latvia – Cyprus – [...]

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Tuesday, 17th January 2012

E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities – Mobility Grant – Call for proposals

A European mobility and artistic exchange dance programme Motion Fund strand E-MOTIONAL is realised in Ireland by Dublin Dance Festival and Dance Ireland, in association with The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at University of Limerick. MOBILITY & NETWORKING GRANTS 2011 Call for proposals [Romania – Ireland – Latvia – Cyprus – United [...]

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Tuesday, 13th December 2011

Tickets for Trisha Brown Dance Company on sale now!

Tickets for Trisha Brown Dance Company, presented in association with the Abbey Theatre, are now on sale. For three nights only, Dublin audiences will have the rare opportunity to see Browns work on the Abbey stage. Tickets make a fantastic Christmas gift, so book early to get the best available seats! Tickets are available in [...]

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Monday, 5th December 2011

Dublin Dance Festival 2012 highlight announced!

We are delighted to announce that Trisha Brown Dance Company will make their Irish debut as part of Dublin Dance Festival 2012, in association with the Abbey Theatre. A legendary figure of American modern dance, Trisha Brown’s relentless curiosity has pushed the boundaries of choreography to revolutionise dance. For three nights only audiences will have [...]

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Monday, 14th November 2011

Aerowaves 2012 – priority companies announced

Aerowaves is a cross-border dance performance network. It offers opportunities to younger artists working in Europe. The annual meeting of Aerowaves took place at the end of October in Poreç, Croatia. Of 430 applications, 20 were selected by 38 members of the network representing 30 European countries plus Canada and the USA. The artists are [...]

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Thursday, 10th November 2011

Re-Presenting Ireland 2012 – Open call for applications

RE-PRESENTING IRELAND: A SHOWCASE INITIATIVE OF CULTURE IRELAND, DANCE IRELAND & DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL MAY 2012 Open Call Deadline: Friday 9 December @ 12noon For the fifth successive year, Dance Ireland in association with Dublin Dance Festival and Culture Ireland, invites proposals from choreographers (Dance Ireland members) and dance companies (Dance Ireland [...]

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Wednesday, 9th November 2011

E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities – Call for proposals – ArtistNe(s)t Residencies

A European mobility and artistic exchange dance programme Motion Fund strand E-MOTIONAL is realised in Ireland by Dublin Dance Festival and Dance Ireland, in association with The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at University of Limerick. ARTISTNE(S)T RESIDENCY PROGRAMME 2012 Call for proposals [Romania – Ireland – Latvia – Cyprus – United Kingdom [...]

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Wednesday, 9th November 2011

Internship opportunities with Dublin Dance Festival

Are you looking for a chance to work with one of Ireland’s most dynamic festivals? Dublin Dance Festival is currently looking for two interns to join the DDF team in advance of the 2012 Festival. Internships are available in the areas of Marketing and Programming. Our internships are designed to provide opportunities to individuals looking [...]

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