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DDF News — 9 Jul 2024

DDF2024 Photo Gallery

DDF2024 Photo Gallery

Opening in the magnificent setting of Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan presented the sensational 13 Tongues which awed audiences with exquisite dance, spectacular light projections and evocative music. Following the buzz of Opening Night, there were sold-house houses and standing ovations for performances in the Abbey Theatre, Project Arts Centre and The Ark, as well as outdoor performances, workshops and a special celebration of hip hop culture.

Browse the DDF2024 photo gallery to relive some of the energy and excitement of the 2024 programme...

DDF2024 Launch

Joined by friends, colleagues and supporters in Dublin, we were delighted to announce the full 2024 programme on Wednesday 6 March and to welcome important and relevant work by artists from home and abroad.

Anna Walsh (DDF Chair), Jazmin Chiodi (DDF Artistic Director)
Anna Walsh (DDF Chair), Jazmin Chiodi (DDF Artistic Director)
DDF Artistic Director, Jazmin Chiodi
DDF Artistic Director, Jazmin Chiodi
DDF Artist in Residence, Luke Murphy
DDF Artist in Residence, Luke Murphy
Jazmin Chiodi, Joanna Banks, Anna Walsh, Luke Murphy
Jazmin Chiodi, Joanna Banks, Anna Walsh, Luke Murphy
Jazmin Chiodi, Maureen Kennelly, Carina McGrail
Jazmin Chiodi, Maureen Kennelly, Carina McGrail
Jazmin Chiodi, Taipei Representative Mr Pierre (Tzu-Pao) Yang
Jazmin Chiodi, Taipei Representative Mr Pierre (Tzu-Pao) Yang
Caroline Kennedy, Debbie Clancy
Caroline Kennedy, Debbie Clancy
Anna Walsh, Benjamin Perchet, Jazmin Chiodi, Luke Murphy
Anna Walsh, Benjamin Perchet, Jazmin Chiodi, Luke Murphy
Mark O'Brien, Jazmin Chiodi, Jen Coppinger
Mark O'Brien, Jazmin Chiodi, Jen Coppinger
Rowena Neville, Jeanette Keane
Rowena Neville, Jeanette Keane
Karen Howley, Bee Sparks, Diana Bamimeke
Karen Howley, Bee Sparks, Diana Bamimeke
Moyra D'Arcy, Miranda Driscoll, Liz Roche, Nicola Curry
Moyra D'Arcy, Miranda Driscoll, Liz Roche, Nicola Curry
Derval Mellet, Kate Brady
Derval Mellet, Kate Brady
Ruth Riordan, Caroline Kennedy, Alisson Rocha
Ruth Riordan, Caroline Kennedy, Alisson Rocha
Karen Aguiar, Tobi Omoteso, Cathy Coughlan
Karen Aguiar, Tobi Omoteso, Cathy Coughlan
Mary Wycherley, Lisa McLoughlin
Mary Wycherley, Lisa McLoughlin
John Scott, Greta Bourke
John Scott, Greta Bourke
Jeanette Keane, Sarah Latty
Jeanette Keane, Sarah Latty
Laura Murphy, Pato Cassinoni
Laura Murphy, Pato Cassinoni
Miranda Driscoll, Jazmin Chiodi, Moyra D'Arcy, Helen Meany
Miranda Driscoll, Jazmin Chiodi, Moyra D'Arcy, Helen Meany
Ramona Lasch, Stephen Falloon, Jazmin Chiodi
Ramona Lasch, Stephen Falloon, Jazmin Chiodi
Jazmin Chiodi, Elisabetta Sabbatini, Carina McGrail
Jazmin Chiodi, Elisabetta Sabbatini, Carina McGrail
Alessandra Aseviche, Rachel Ní Bhraonáin
Alessandra Aseviche, Rachel Ní Bhraonáin

Opening Night at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan presented their spectacular show, 13 Tongues, in the magnificent setting of Bord Gáis Energy Theatre to kick off the 2024 Edition of Dublin Dance Festival in style. It was a night to remember as dance fans from across Ireland and further afield donned their finest and came together for this incredible performance.

Dublin Dance Festival Artistic Director Jazmin Chiodi, Councillor Mannix Flynn and Taiwan Ambassador Pierre Yang
Dublin Dance Festival Artistic Director Jazmin Chiodi, Councillor Mannix Flynn and Taiwan Ambassador Pierre Yang
Bronagh Gallagher
Bronagh Gallagher
Councillor Mannix Flynn and Christina Hong
Councillor Mannix Flynn and Christina Hong
Inna Mazurenko
Inna Mazurenko
Lisa McLoughlin and Mufutau (Junior) Yusuf
Lisa McLoughlin and Mufutau (Junior) Yusuf
Julia Carruthers, Catherine Nunes, Alan Gilsenan and Valerie Bistany
Julia Carruthers, Catherine Nunes, Alan Gilsenan and Valerie Bistany
Karen Howley and Andrew Duffy
Karen Howley and Andrew Duffy
Dublin Dance Festival Executive Director Carina McGrail, Stephen Faloon, Ting Chuang and Natalie Hans
Dublin Dance Festival Executive Director Carina McGrail, Stephen Faloon, Ting Chuang and Natalie Hans
Dublin Dance Festival Artistic Director Jazmin Chiodi (centre) with Ana Laura Cachaza – Ambassador of the Argentine Republic (left) and Nicholas Vidal
Dublin Dance Festival Artistic Director Jazmin Chiodi (centre) with Ana Laura Cachaza – Ambassador of the Argentine Republic (left) and Nicholas Vidal
Dublin Dance Festival Chairperson, Anna Walsh
Dublin Dance Festival Chairperson, Anna Walsh
Ruth Riordan and Caroline Kennedy
Ruth Riordan and Caroline Kennedy
Sheila Creevey and Karen Aguiar
Sheila Creevey and Karen Aguiar
Ting Chuang
Ting Chuang
Cian O'Brien
Cian O'Brien
Greta Bourke and John Scott
Greta Bourke and John Scott
Lila Sears and Kasha Green
Lila Sears and Kasha Green
Rachel Ní Bhraoinain and Tilly Taylor
Rachel Ní Bhraoinain and Tilly Taylor
Laurie Uprichard
Laurie Uprichard
Chris O'Rourke and Lili Heller
Chris O'Rourke and Lili Heller
Bernard Hanratty and Caroline Kennedy
Bernard Hanratty and Caroline Kennedy
Joanna Banks
Joanna Banks
Jack Gilligan and Bernadette Madden
Jack Gilligan and Bernadette Madden
Dublin Dance Festival Artistic Director, Jazmin Chiodi
Dublin Dance Festival Artistic Director, Jazmin Chiodi

DanceScapes 2024

In a special celebration of hip hop culture, DDF invited trailblazing French hip hop artists from Collectif FAIR-E to host DanceScapes 2024. During the Festival, members of this renowned French collective came together with leading Irish hip hop artists Jessie Thompson, Jessie O’Reilly and Tobi Balogun for a week of creative labs, collaboration and community sharings at Dance Ireland.

This intensive exchange culminated in a day and night of public workshops, cyphers and hip hop performances at Project Arts Centre on 18 May, spotlighting French-Irish exchange and marking the first time that Breaking is to be included in the Olympic Games (Paris 2024).

DanceScapes Creative Labs © Jonas Puidokas
DanceScapes Creative Labs © Jonas Puidokas
DanceScapes Creative Labs © Jonas Puidokas
DanceScapes Creative Labs © Jonas Puidokas
DanceScapes Creative Labs © Jonas Puidokas
DanceScapes Creative Labs © Jonas Puidokas
DanceScapes Workshops © Ben O'Neill
DanceScapes Workshops © Ben O'Neill
DanceScapes Workshops © Ben O'Neill
DanceScapes Workshops © Ben O'Neill
DanceScapes Showcase © Ben O'Neill
DanceScapes Showcase © Ben O'Neill
DanceScapes Showcase © Ben O'Neill
DanceScapes Showcase © Ben O'Neill
DanceScapes Showcase © Ben O'Neill
DanceScapes Showcase © Ben O'Neill
DanceScapes Hip Hop Nights © Ben O'Neill
DanceScapes Hip Hop Nights © Ben O'Neill
DanceScapes Hip Hop Nights © Ben O'Neill
DanceScapes Hip Hop Nights © Ben O'Neill
DanceScapes Hip Hop Nights © Ben O'Neill
DanceScapes Hip Hop Nights © Ben O'Neill
DanceScapes Hip Hop Nights © Ben O'Neill
DanceScapes Hip Hop Nights © Ben O'Neill
DanceScapes Hip Hop Nights © Ben O'Neill
DanceScapes Hip Hop Nights © Ben O'Neill

Behind-the-Scenes at DDF2024

Catch glimpses from the from performances and the rehearsal room, plus get a taster of the workshops and master classes with Festival artists.

Workshop with Nach at DanceHouse © Jonas Puidokas
Workshop with Nach at DanceHouse © Jonas Puidokas
Workshop with Nach at DanceHouse © Jonas Puidokas
Workshop with Nach at DanceHouse © Jonas Puidokas
Workshop with Nach at DanceHouse © Jonas Puidokas
Workshop with Nach at DanceHouse © Jonas Puidokas
Scorched Earth by Luke Murphy | Attic Projects in rehearsal at Project Arts Centre © Ben O'Neill
Scorched Earth by Luke Murphy | Attic Projects in rehearsal at Project Arts Centre © Ben O'Neill
Scorched Earth by Luke Murphy | Attic Projects in rehearsal at Project Arts Centre © Ben O'Neill
Scorched Earth by Luke Murphy | Attic Projects in rehearsal at Project Arts Centre © Ben O'Neill
Scorched Earth by Luke Murphy | Attic Projects in rehearsal at Project Arts Centre © Ben O'Neill
Scorched Earth by Luke Murphy | Attic Projects in rehearsal at Project Arts Centre © Ben O'Neill
Night Dances by Emma Martin | United Fall in rehearsal at the Abbey Theatre © Ros Kavanagh
Night Dances by Emma Martin | United Fall in rehearsal at the Abbey Theatre © Ros Kavanagh
Night Dances by Emma Martin | United Fall in rehearsal at the Abbey Theatre © Ros Kavanagh
Night Dances by Emma Martin | United Fall in rehearsal at the Abbey Theatre © Ros Kavanagh
Night Dances by Emma Martin | United Fall in rehearsal at the Abbey Theatre © Ros Kavanagh
Night Dances by Emma Martin | United Fall in rehearsal at the Abbey Theatre © Ros Kavanagh
Night Dances by Emma Martin | United Fall in rehearsal at the Abbey Theatre © Ros Kavanagh
Night Dances by Emma Martin | United Fall in rehearsal at the Abbey Theatre © Ros Kavanagh
Impasse by Mufutau Yusuf in rehearsal at Project Arts Centre Theatre © Ben O'Neill
Impasse by Mufutau Yusuf in rehearsal at Project Arts Centre Theatre © Ben O'Neill
Impasse by Mufutau Yusuf in rehearsal at Project Arts Centre Theatre © Ben O'Neill
Impasse by Mufutau Yusuf in rehearsal at Project Arts Centre Theatre © Ben O'Neill
Impasse by Mufutau Yusuf in rehearsal at Project Arts Centre Theatre © Ben O'Neill
Impasse by Mufutau Yusuf in rehearsal at Project Arts Centre Theatre © Ben O'Neill

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