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Dance & Health: We’re Dancing

Date posted: 27 November 2017

Image shown: Dance Theatre of Ireland, Vintage Youth, May 2017 performance

Dance Ireland will host an afternoon of reflection on and celebration of the impact of dance on people’s lives at DanceHouse on 1 December 2017. This event is part of the dance and health partnership between Kildare, Kerry and Tipperary County Councils and Dance Ireland, funded under the Arts Council’s Invitation to Collaboration Scheme 2017.

We will see the effect of dance participation and performance for the older person. This is the individual who has retired from the stage of the work place and now engages in dance on a regular basis. It leaves them enriched, feeling refreshed, more connected to their mind, body and soul.

In addition to the performances of local groups from Dance Theatre of Ireland with Vintage Youth (It’s About Time), and Macushla performing Danse Royale, we are delighted to welcome Théogène (Totto) Niwenshuti, a multidisciplinary artist, dancer, choreographer, international facilitator and professional coach. Totto is a survivor of the Rwandan genocide and, stemming from this experience in his early life, his work mainly focuses on peace and reconciliation through performance.

We invite you to stay afterwards for tea/coffee (and cake!) to celebrate not only the performers but the artists working with them on a consistent basis to create these works.

Date: Friday 1 Dec 2017
Time: 14:00 – 15:30
Admission: Free
Booking: Limited Capacity. Booking essential at info@danceireland.ie
Venue: DanceHouse

Thanks to our event partners: Tipperary Dance Platform, TOCHT Festival of Dance, and Kildare Dance and Movement Summer School.  Also to our venue partners, Nenagh Arts Centre, Siamsa Tíre and Maynooth University.

For further information visit www.danceireland.ie/whats-on/events/dance-health-were-dancing/

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