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Ch: Robert Connor and Loretta Yurick

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Block Party! a playful performance for Public Spaces Touring in 2012

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Flint Hills International Children's Festival

May 29- June 3, 2012  

Ordway Centre for the Performing Arts

St. Paul, Minnesota (USA)

Merging the worlds of dance, music and architecture, Dance Theatre of Ireland have toured Block Party! to rave receptions from Festivals and audiences all over Europe, Ireland and Korea. Roving dancers and musicians, flying blocks, vanishing structures, instant architecture - it’s a BLOCK PARTY! Five dazzling dancers, plus explosive percussion played live by Brian Fleming & friends, perform this movable feast for the eyes and the senses, for the adult and the child (in you). This Outdoor Spectacle will immerse you in a vibrant world of colour and play with giant-sized Toy Blocks, creating designs more clever than a Rubik’s Cube on pointe.

Choreographed by DTI Artistic Directors Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick. Innovative sculptor Andrew Clancy created the Blocks and dancers include: Adam Murphy, Khyle Eccles, Cosimo De Tommaso, Kathleen Doherty, Mirjam Gurtner, Jessica Rowell and Sandro Franchini

“...dancers spilled in and out of structures...transformed into couches, houses… limitless possibilities…joyous leaps, sprints… and dance licks...such fun...real stars”        M.Seaver, IRISH TIMES

BLOCK PARTY: Ch. Robert Connor/Loretta Yurick. Current Dancers: Adam Murphy, Khyle Eccles, Cosimo De Tommaso, Kathleen Doherty and Jessica Rowell; Design: Andrew Clancy Composed By: Robbie Harris touring with Brian Fleming and Hugh O'Byrne



30 April & 1 May Feile na Bealtaine, Dingle, 4pm & 2pm
6/7 May West Cork Arts Centre, Sat 7th - Performances 11.30am & 12.45pm. Fri 6th May- Workshop WCAC workspace 4.00 - 5.15pm
12 June Eigse Carlow Arts Festival, 12.30 & 2.30pm
26 June Dundrum Arts Festival, 2 & 4pm
2 & 3 July Irish Youth Dance Festval, Pavilion Theatre Plaza, Dún Laoghaire, 7.15pm
7 July The Sticky Fingers Festival, Newry, Co. Down. 12.45pm & 2pm
8 July Ballina Arts Centre, 8pm
27 May The Beech Party Festival, Market Sq, Longford, Co Longford
28 May Mermaid Arts Centre, Civic Plaza, Main Street Bray

1 - 12 June

Busan International Dance Festival, Busan, S. Korea

11 & 12 Sept

Fira Tarrega, Barcelona, Spain

30 Sept Imagine Festival, Waterford, 4pm


Date Venue
April 24-30

Seongnam International Dance Festival

May 2-5

Ansan Street Arts Festival

IRISH & UK TOUR 2009  
Sunday, June 14 Spreacha 2009, Draiocht Blanchardstown 2pm & 4.30pm
Sunday, June 21 Dundrum Arts & Cultural Festival 3pm
Saturday, June 27 London Greenwich Docklands Dancing Cities Festival
Thursday, July 9 Temple Bar Circus Festival
Saturday, July 11 & Sunday July 12

Kinsale Arts Week- July 11, 4pm,

July 12, 8pm

Friday, July 17 & Saturday, July 18 Feile Iorrais Festival, Geesala, Co Mayo July 17/18
Saturday, July 25 Woking Dance Festival, UK


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