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Kildare County Council Arts Service is delighted to announce the 2016 Dance & Movement Summer School Programme running from 18 July 2016 – 22 July 2016. This year, the programme expands to incorporate a Dance and Health seminar whilst continuing to deliver the renowned summer school of Laban, Dance & Movement. The Summer School offers a ‘pick and mix’ programme allowing you to immerse yourself in an exciting range of approaches to dance, movement and health. Please download booking form here (word doc) and here (pdf).

Who is the 2016 Kildare Dance & Movement Summer School for?
People of all backgrounds aged 18+ are welcomed to participate. Previous experience of Laban’s work or other dance techniques is not essential. We are open to all, and people of all levels of ability and mobility can engage in the various workshops on offer. The workshops will enhance the work of dancers; from beginners to practitioners, actors, youth & community groups / workers, social workers, academics, health care providers, physical therapists and many others who wish to develop expression and communication through movement.

Dance and Movement Summer School: 18 July – 20 July 2016
We aim to offer you a chance to develop your dance skills through technique and choreographic workshops from dancers such as:
Ailish Claffey (ROI) / Anna Carlisle (UK) / Cathy Coughlan (ROI) / Colm Gallagher (UK) / Humanz Collective (ROI) / Noeleen Mc Grath (NI) and Magdalene Hylak (ROI) / Wendy Hermelin (UK)

Dance and Health Seminar: 21 July – 22 July 2016
In strategic partnership with Dance Ireland and Move4Parkinsons we will be offering a specific Dance and Health seminar for the final two days of the summer school focusing on Dance for Parkinsons Disease and Dance and Health. This seminar will offer a unique opportunity to work intensely over the final two days with dancers: David Leventhal (USA – Dance for PD, Mark Morris Dance Group) and Dr. Jenny Elliott (NI – CEO Arts Care)

The 2016 Summer School will continue to explore Rudolf Laban’s fundamentals i.e. The Body, Space, Effort, & Relationship as our previous years have ,whilst offering a new programme of work that will explore dance and health, contemporary dance and screen based technology, dance and disability, and youth & community dance.

What is the cost of the 2016 Kildare Dance & Movement Summer School?
There are a range of ticketing options for this years summer school to suit most budgets.

5 day / Full Week Pass / 18-22 July / €400.00
3 day / Dance and Movement Pass / 18-20 July / €350.00
2 day / Dance and Health Pass / 21-22 July / €250.00
1 day / Day Pass / Open to any day of your choosing / €125.00

To celebrate both our continuous and new partnerships in dance the 2016 Kildare Dance & Movement Summer School will offer a 10% discount on all tickets this year for people who have up to date membership with Dance Ireland, The Laban Guild UK & Move4Parkinsons.

Please contact the liaison person for these individual organisations to receive the unique organisational discount code to enter at the time of payment.

Please note Kildare County Council Arts Service will not give out these discount codes as you must be current / affiliated members with our partner organisations to receive them.

Please contact Carolann Courtney (Kildare’s Arts & Health Specialist) for group bookings. Tel: 083 1709589 / 00353 45448316

You must book the workshop of your choosing before attending the summer school, failure to do so may result in you not gaining entrance to the workshop of your preferred choice. Booking form here (word doc) and here (pdf)


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