Friday, April 26, 2013

You Say You Don't 'Get' Dance? Check This Out!

(STOCK PHOTO)There are SO many types of dance- something for everyone!
There is an exciting new opportunity being offered by the Dublin Dance Festival & Project Brand New! 15 people who are curious about (seeing, understanding) dance performances will be selected to take part in an innovative program during the Festival from the 16- 19 of May.

 Fast Track to Dance 

I am very excited about this initiative- it is a fantastic opportunity to see, enjoy, and learn about the amazing dance performances that are on at the Festival, and take this experience & learning to help you enjoy the myriad of dance performances that occur throughout the year- live or on telly.

I've actually applied myself- a bit cheekily because I have seen several dance shows this year, but I really don't know anything about dance & amn't sure how to talk/write about it, which is why I've never written about dance performances here on Vibrant Ireland. Fingers crossed!

Anyhow, I think this is a fab opportunity for people and I hope that if it doesn't suit you, you will perhaps pass this info on to someone you know.

Here's the info, courtesy of Dublin Dance Festival:

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 festival’s vibrant programme of work.

15 people will be selected to form the Fast Track group, who together will attend 8 dance events ranging from large scale to small scale work, presented by both national and international dance makers.

In addition, the group will have the opportunity to meet the Festival Director & team and meet some of the makers & choreographers. They will have access to all post-show events and will participate in a critical feedback session, facilitated by Lynnette Moran of Project Brand New and Niamh McCann, actor & theatre maker .

Fast Track is a short sharp burst of activity that will introduce the group to dance as an art form – and will build a critical language and confidence around seeing and talking about dance performances.

What do you need to take part?

You must have full availability on the following dates and times –

Thur 16th May 5.30pm – 10pm
Fri 17th May 5.30pm – 10pm
Sat 18th May 12pm – 10pm
Sun 19th May 12pm – 6pm

We will also host a one hour induction at 1pm on Sun 12th May, details of which will be shared with those selected.

How to apply 
Please send the following:
A short (150 word) statement about why you would like to take part. Please give us an indication of why you are interested in this initiative, and/or why you would like to find out more about dance from the close encounter.
Your name, address, email and contact number

Please send to:

Deadline: Thursday 2nd May @ 6pm

Price: €85 inclusive of all show tickets in schedule, workshop and talks.

Should you have any queries please email the address above.
Please note that we have a very limited number of places available on the programme.

Discover more about Fast Track to Dance here.

Find out what else is going on at Dublin Dance Festival-- so many great shows this May!

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