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Every Little Step, Aurelia Michael, Dance Theatre of Ireland

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EVERY LITTLE STEP... the Rhythm of Hope

Dance Theatre of Ireland (IRL) & Soul Steps (USA)

Every Little Step... performance excerpts from Joyce Soho, NYC

Every Little Step ... slide show

Every Little Step...Further Information

APAP, NYC Showcase performances Jan 13 & 14 2013

Stam-pede Sun 13 Jan, 3pm Symphony Space
Dance Mix,
Sun 13 Jan, 10:30pm, Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre

Focus 2013 Mon 14 Jan, 4:30pm, New York City Centre, Studio 4


Ch: Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick and Maxine Lyle

Dancers: Aurelia Michael, Robert Connor, Kyle V. Martin , Bridget Madden, Tess McHugh, Marc Stevenson, Andrew Vickers


“They are the music as well as the dance…a joyful… enunciation   of possibility and positivity…  …the high-jinks gymnastics of contemporary dance moves punctuated with breakdance spins….leave with a smile” The Irish Times

"seamless in its fusion... a fantastic show... inspiring" - NYC Dance Blog

It shines in floor-skimming speed… percussive embroidery... the aural image of unity is persuasive and rousing." - The New York Times

"ebullient performances and choreography" - Dance  NYC



Nov 2           Draíocht, Blanchardstown, 8pm  

Nov 6th–9th  Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, 8pm                                               School Matinees Nov 8th & 9th, 12pm

Nov 11          Workshop, DTI Centre for Dance, 3.30pm

Nov 13          Hawk’s Well, Sligo, 8pm

Nov 14          Workshop, Irish World Academy, UL 4pm

Nov 15          Workshop, Irish World Academy, UL 10am                                                    Performance, Irish World Academy, UL 8pm

Nov 17          Síamsa Tire, Tralee, 8pm

Nov 18          The Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork, 8pm

Nov 21          Monkstown Educate Together

Nov 22          Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, 8pm 

Nov 23          Axis, Ballymun, 8pm

Nov 26          Town Hall Theatre, Galway, 8pm

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof                                     Barbara Kingsolver

Dance Theatre of Ireland (DTI) are pleased to premiere Every Little Step… the Rhythm of Hope, a collaboration with Soul Steps Company (NYC) combining African-American Stepping, Irish and urban rhythms, modern dance and storytelling. With dancers from both companies, it draws on exhilarating body percussion, sheer human energy and touches on the ways people sustain in good times and bad..

An evolutionary and experimental meeting (the first of its kind), the new work is all about rhythm and a physical musicality - using stories and call/response - which drives the performance. Clever, joyous, personal and highly energized. Outreach and audience engagement are uniquely part of the work of both Companies and the art form of Stepping. Performances and workshops in unique settings will accompany Every Little Step... along the way.

The creation and premiere of Every Little Step in November in New York was supported by Culture Ireland's Imagine Ireland, a year-long season of Irish arts in America. The National Tour of Every Little Step Every Little Step... the Rhythm of Hope is made possible by the support of the Arts Council of Ireland Touring & Dissemination Programme, the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and supporters on FundIt.

For more information see our creations page Every Little Step... the Rhythm of Hope  

Every Little Step... Info & Biographies

Every Little Step... Third Steps, rehearsals excerpts 3

Every Little Step... Second Steps, rehearsals excerpts 2

Every Little Step... First Steps, rehearsals excerpts

Every Little Step... Informal showing September 28th - slide show






Touring to USA in 2012

BLOCK PARTY!               
Ch. Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick

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View Block Party Slideshow 2012, USA

View Block Party Audiences, 2012 USA

Flint Hills International Children's Festival

May 29- June 3, 2012  

Ordway Centre for the Performing Arts

St. Paul, Minnesota (USA)

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

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). Over 23,000 people in 6 countries and 31 venues have seen Block Party! and its still growing!

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. A performance for the whole family, don't miss it this summer!

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 and Jessica Rowell.


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

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

Supported by the Arts Council Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme 2011

USA 2012  
May 29- June 3, 2012  Flint Hills International Children's Festival Ordway Centre for the Performing Arts St. Paul, Minnesota (USA)
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




Handle With Care, Re-Presenting Ireland

Dublin Dance Festival

Friday & Saturday, May 14/15 and May 21/22 at 1pm

Dance House, Foley Street.

Handle With Care, a new quartet by Dance Theatre of Ireland Artistic Directors, Robert Connor and Loretta Yurick, will be shown as a work-in-progress for the Re-Presenting Ireland Dance Showcase. It will be performed during the Dublin Dance Festival 2010 at Dance House. Re-Presenting Ireland is a showcase initiative of Culture Ireland, Dance Ireland and Dublin Dance Festival. With dancers Mirjam Gurtner, Cosimo de Tommaso, Iker Arrue and Laura Vilar, the new work is underpinned by reflections on the many transformations of love, vulnerable and ecstatic states and the fine line between love and loss, life and death.



Creations & Performances 2008

Dance Theatre of Ireland (IRL) & NOW Dance Company (KOREA)
Parallel Horizons / Under the Roof (2008)
Ch. Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick; Ch. In Young Sohn

Premiere Korea SEPTEMBER 20
Ansan Cultural & Arts Centre

Premiere Ireland NOVEMBER 12
Pavilion Theatre

Dance Theatre of Ireland and the NOW Dance Company Korea are delighted to join their Companies - Dancers and Musicians - in this very special co-production that will premiere in Seoul and tour in
Ireland & Korea in Autumn 2008. The 2 Companies will be in residencies (in Ireland and in Korea) creating two new works throughout Spring & Summer 2008.
Bringing together dancers (4 from each Company) and Musicians (2 from each  Company), the programme will be performed by a cast of 12 members -- 8 Dancers
and 4 Musicians/drummers, with the music performed live. Two cultures, two traditions, two unique music and dance histories, traditional and contemporary.

The production will premiere at the Seoul International Dance Festival and tour in Korea in September & October 2008, followed by a the Irish Premiere at the Pavilion Theatre November 12-15, 2008 and nationwide tour in Ireland

Artistic Directors From Korea

The making of Parallel Horizons/Under the Roof in Ireland, 5-min Documentary

The making of Parallel Horizons/Under the Roof in Korea, 5-min Documentary

For further information on the production...

Choreography: Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick, with Dancers : Jazmin Choidi, Alexandre Iseli, Lise Manavit, Jon Morley, Byung Hwa Kim,Ju Jin Shin, Min Young Park, Seung Kwan Yu Original Music: Rory Pierce, performed by Nick Bailey, Lee Il Woo, Bo-mi Kim & Rory Pierce; Costumes: Nicola McCutcheon, Min Chun Hong; Digital Sceneography: Suzanne Mooney Lighting Design: Ron Smith, Choi Hyung Lo; Dramaturg: Lee Jae Whan; Set Design: Lee Sung Hee.

Date Venue  
Sept. 17: The Goyang Cultural Foundation (Preview)  
Sept 18:

Saerasae Digital Theater in Goyang (Premiere Korea)

Sept. 20: Ansan Cultural and Arts Center
Sept 23-24

Arco Arts Theatre, part of the 2008 Seoul International Performing Arts Festival **      

Sept. 27: Hanan: Culture & Art Center, near Seoul 
Sept. 29: Sungnam: Cultural Center or Yongin Cultral Center (tbc), near Seoul
Oct. 1: Duejum: Hundae Arts Hall, south of Korea
Oct. 3: Daegu Susung Arts Hall, south of Korea
Oct. 5: NOWON Cultural Art Centre, south of Korea
Nov. 12-15: Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, (Official Premiere Ireland)
5 performances, 8 pm, one matinee @ 1:30 Friday November 14
Nov. 17: Town Hall Theatre, Galway
Nov. 21: An Glor, Clare
Nov. 24:           Cork Opera House  
Nov.  27: Iontas Theatre, Castleblaney, Monaghan
Nov.  29:      Mermaid Theatre, Bray
Dec.  2: Wexford Opera House



Dance Theatre of Ireland presents
Ch. Martine Pisani (FR)

With jubilant detachment, Dance Theatre of Ireland bring alive a very beautiful work called (appropriately) "Slow Down", choreographed by the Paris-based choreographer Martine Pisani. In this playground for six dancers, Slow Down explores the insignificant troubles, the practical jokes, the awkwardness, and the barricades that make human relationships come alive. Other worlds come to mind: Charlie Chaplin's or Jaques Tati's. Six characters reveal secrets and obstacles of a public performance during a stage séance, outlining what it means, "to be on the stage". Their hesitation, lost orientation, inarticulate declarations, and even sophisticated movement sequences in a "non-dance" style, discretely find irony in the everyday demands of discipline, creativity, concentration and ardour. Don't miss it! Deliciously fun.

Premiere, Wed 7 Nov- Sat 10th November 2007
Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Booking 231 2929

Slow Down: Ch. Martine Pisani (France) Dancers:  Robert Connor, Lee Davern, Eneko Balerdi Eizmendi, Alex Iseli, Karl Pacquemar, Tania Pieri; Costumes: Nicola McCutcheon;  Lighting : Ludovic Riviere/Paddy McLoughlin

Research partner in the Arts Council Touring Experiment

Date Venue Box Office
November 7 - 10 Premiere Dun Laoghaire (Dublin)
Pavilion Theatre
(+353) (0)1 231 2929
November 12 Galway Town Hall Theatre (+353) (0)91 569 777
November 16 Castleblayney, The Iontas 042 97 53400
November 20 Blanchardstown, Draiocht 01 8852622
November 22 Tipperary Excel Heritage Centre (+353) (0)62 805 20
November 25 Sligo Hawk's Well 071 916 1518
November 28 Kilkenny, The Watergate 056 776 1674





Exodus/Grand Junction
Ch. Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick (Irl) / Charles Linehan (UK)

8th - 11th November
Pavilion Theatre, Booking (01) 231 2929

Dance Theatre of Ireland present a double bill featuring two beautiful new works: Exodus, is a new creation by Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick with stunning World music. In a context where “immigration” has come to mean “border control”, people are moving (legally or illicitly) all over the world. What do we bring with us? What do we leave behind? How do we encounter another? Featuring an international cast of 6 dancers, digital scenography by Suzanne Mooney and original music by Rory Pierce. GRAND JUNCTION is a signature work by eminent UK choreographer Charles Linehan acclaimed for its eloquence and masterfaul attention to detail.

About Dance Theatre of Ireland
"…incredibly inventive…astonishing ….extraordinary...beautiful...” The View

About Charles Linehan
“atmospheric dances that thrive on the emotional undercurrents of human interaction” Time Out (London) “pure magic… deeply sensuous” Dance Now

Date Venue Box Office
November 8- 11 Premiere Dun Laoghaire (Dublin)
Pavilion Theatre
(+353) (0)1 231 2929
November 13 Galway Town Hall Theatre (+353) (0)91 569 777
November 17 Blanchardstown, Draiocht 01 8852622
November 22 Bray Mermaid Theatre (+353) (0)1 272 4030
November 25 Tipperary Excel Heritage Centre (+353) (0)62 805 20
November 29 Kilkenny, The Watergate 056 776 1674
December 2 Castleblaney, The Iontas 042 97 53400






A new work inspired by associations of this elemental liquid. Informed by the many ways that water moves… toward, through, around and away…from land, our bodies, our lives; deluge, drought, power, beauty, sacred, desecrated…the stain left behind

"scintillating performances ….beautiful" Brennan, Irish Examiner

“Nothing less than stunning” RTE Entertainment

“Outstanding…amazing performances..” Breandan de Gallai, (Riverdance) The View RTE One

“artistic energy to spectacular effect” Madden, Irish Times

"Connor & Yurick's work is a constant reflection on our human states of frailty and strength… a prime force in Irish dance." The Sunday Times

Premiered Pavilion Theatre, 9-12 November 2005 and toured Ireland November 2005

Spring Performances 2006

WaterMark opens the Internationale Tanzwoche Dresden April 28th & April 29th, 2006

Date Venue Box Office
November 9 - 12 Premiere Dun Laoghaire (Dublin)
Pavilion Theatre
(+353) (0)1 231 2929
November 17 Tipperary
Simon Ryan Theatre, Tipperary Excel Heritage Centre
(+353) (0)62 805 20
November 21 Galway Town Hall Theatre (+353) (0)91 569 777
November 24 Roscommon Arts Centre (+353) (0)90 662 5824
November 26 Cork Opera House 021 - 427 4308
November 30 Bray Mermaid Theatre (+353) (0)1 272 4030

Choreography: Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick (Ireland)

With Dancers: Robert Connor, Stephane Hissler, Styliani Lamprinou, Melanie Nezereau, Karl Paquemar and Hildur Ottarsdottir
Original Sound Sculpture: Linda O’Keeffe
Original Music: Rory Pierce, Additional Music: David Yoken, Video: Suzanne Mooneyl, Lighting: Mark Galione, Costumes: Veerle Dehaene











Venue Box Office
April 5 Kilkenny
Watergate Theatre, 8pm
353 56 776 1674
April 8 Longford
Backstage Theatre, 8pm
353 43 7888
April 13 - 16 Dun Laoghaire (Dublin), Pavilion Theatre
8pm evenings; 1:30pm matinee 14 April
353 1 231 2929
April 18 Galway
Town Hall Theatre, 8pm
353 91 569777
April 21 Blanchardstown (Dublin), Draiocht, 8pm 353 1 885 2622
April 23 Bray
Mermaid Theatre, 8pm
353 1 272 4030


Wales Tour 2005
May 5 Bangor
Theatre Gwynedd, 8pm
+44 (0) 1248 351707
May 7 Milford Haven
Theatre Ardudwy, 8pm
+44 (0) 1766 780667
May 11 Harlech
Torch Theatre, 8pm
+44 (0) 1646 694267

What is it that makes the duet so compelling? When it gets down to two, what is revealed? Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick, Artistic Directors of Dance Theatre of Ireland, one of Ireland's most esteemed companies, bring to the stage a scintillating showcase of four duets. Well known for their fast paced and intricate partnering, they present a new duo, together with three other duets created by renowned international choreographers & performers. These include Austria's leading choreographer Willi Dorner's 'Intertwining', a seamless dance thriller for two men of action/reaction and virtuosic density. Willie's work is gutsy, dynamic and full of contrasts. In his innermost personality he is a choreographer working at the interface where contradictions collide…smart, sensual and witty. Award-winning Swiss Choreographer Philippe Saire's new work reveals bodies in perpetual discussion and examines the many intimate layers of separation and fusion. His vocabulary mixes order & disorder, falls & jumps, flow & precision with absolute finesse. And a new duet is premiered by Alex Iseli (Switzerland) and Marie-Françoise Garcia (France), former dancers and outstanding performers with the Company who bring a movement language rich in intelligence and ease. Each in their own way, disclose what is possible in the physical discourse of two."Connor & Yurick's work continues to innovate, inspire and provoke…Their work is a constant reflection on our human states of frailty and strength…a willingness to take risks has turned the company into a prime force in Irish dance." THE SUNDAY TIMES

Between You & Me
Ch: Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick (Ireland), Willi Dorner (Austria), Philippe Saire (Switzerland); Alex Iseli & Marie-Françoise Garcia (Switzerland/France)
Dancers: Robert Connor, Karl Paquemar, Melanie Nezereau, Alex Iseli, Marie-Françoise Garcia, Mike Winter
Lighting : Mark Galione/ Krisha Piplits
Costumes : Suzanne Cave

Dance Theatre of Ireland performing Lausanne, Switzerland



Ch. Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick

PREMIERE Nov 5th - 8th, Pavilion Theatre

Nov 5 - 8 The Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghaire,
               nightly 8 pm, matinee Thurs. Nov 6th@ 1:30 01 231 2929
Nov 13 The Watergate Theatre Kilkenny 056 61 674
Nov 20 The Mermaid Theatre Bray 272 4030
Nov 25 Draoicht Blanchardstown 01 885 2522
Dec 01 The Townhall Theatre Galway 091 569 777
"I'm older, I'm wiser, I know what's coming. Me. You? You what? You're gonna make it happen?? I could happen to you. Think so? Trust me.…me who?" Time management, mismanagement, cost of living, products of more than one country. Meanderings of the modern day mind. From the annals of Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks, to the latest Quality of Life reports comes a new production by Dance Theatre of Ireland, cross pollinations of word and image …contradictions, communications, secrets, astonishing fluidity, clinical precision… and the best dancing in Ireland. Think physical, think fast. With live music and an impressive list of Irish & international collaborators. Set in a 3-dimensional world by Swiss artists, Tenteki.Choreography, Concept & Design: Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick; Original Music, played live: Dara O'Brien; Additional original music: Fran Hegarty & Eugene Murphy; Text: Joe O'Byrne, Loretta Yurick: Video & graphic imagery: Tenteki (Switzerland); Dancers: Gillian Beauchamp, Emma O'Kane, Vanessa Spinassa, Carl Paquemar, Astero Styliani Lamprinou, Angel Zotes RamosRTE 'The View' page and photos on As A Matter of Fact

As A Matter of Fact & Watermark View a combined video clip of As A Matter of Fact and Watermark



PRISM Ch. Robert Connor and Loretta Yurick
Essexdance, Chelmsford Hall
Thursday, May 1, 2003

Dance Theatre of Ireland performed PRISM as part of the MESH Festival, a regional arts and technology Festival, of East England Arts.

This performance of PRISM was supported by essexdance, Chelmsford Borough Council, MESH - co-ordinated by The Junction, Arts Council England, & An Chomhairle Ealaion - the Arts Council Ireland and the Cultural Relations Committee, Dept of Foreign Affairs PREMIERED June 4th - 8th, 2002
Samuel Beckett Theatre



A quicktime excerpt montage of PRISM, consisting of edited performance video and digital animation was screened as part of the following festivals.

Digital Darklight Festival, Dublin
September 21, 2002

The Monaco Dance Forum 2002
December 10 - 14, 2002

9th Biennial Symposium for Arts and Technology
The Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology
Connecticut College, USA
February 27 - March 1, 2003

Espace Culture Multimedia Odyssud, France
March 11 - 22, 2003

PRISM was also selected as one of forty two projects for presentation as part of the Multimedia Works Exhibition for the Monaco Dance Forum 2002


THE SIMULACRA STORIESDance Theatre of Ireland's latest creation is a work seeped in architecture, site, place and space. Drawing its inspiration from the work of Swiss architect Bernard Tshumi it is also fed by literary and cinematic sources to create a powerful multi-textured work featuring original music and soundscapes by Peter Crosbie. With choreography by guest choreographer Joanne Leighton (Belgium) and featuring an international cast, this work is performed with the audience seated on four sides and is powerfully danced by "the most respected dance company in the Country" Sunday Times

PREMIERED November 6th-9th, 2002,
Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire


November 12 Institute Choreography & Dance Cork 021 450 7487
November 15 The Black Box Theatre Galway 091 569 777
November 19 Watergate Theatre Kilkenny 056 61674
November 23 Draoicht Blanchardstown 01 885 2522
November 26 Riverside Theatre Coleraine 028 7032 3232
November 28 Hawkswell Theatre Sligo 071 61 518


"Visually beautiful and inventive PRISM fuses dance, music and digital annimation in a colourful blend of imagery and movement. Using motion captured, on-screen choreography, projecting virtual dancers with live dancers, PRISM paints an ever changing motional landscape, structured on and informed by the spectral colours of refracted white light.

Choreography by Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick; Music by Conor Curran, Judith Ring, The Art of Noise, Marc Kasai-Royal and others Animation: Dennis Kenny and Tim Hawkins; Lighting: by Mark Galione Costumes by Marc O'Neill. Motion Capture: Dr Kieran Moran Dancers: Blanca Arrieta, Niamh Condron, Marie-Francoise Garcia, Alex Iseli, Edouard Pelleray, & Adriana Sulzer-Goncalves.


Nov 12 Town Hall Theatre Galway 091 569 777
June 4 - 8 Samuel Beckett Theatre 608 2461
June 14 Draiocht Blanchardstown 885 2622
June 22 An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny 074 20 777




An original dance & digital creation incorporating New Technologies, 3-D imagery and projections. An interplay of fast, fluid articulate movement on stage, on-screen choreography, visually dynamic imagery, and compelling performers. Fast-paced, articulate, sensuous, precise…awash in a tumult of energy and relationships. Choreography by Robert Connor
by Conor Curran, Judith Ring, Arvo Paert & others; Digital Imagery: Elena Doyle & Tim Redfern; Lighting by Mark Galione and Costumes by Courtney Davies. Dancers: Blanca Arrieta, Stefano Botto, Niamh Condron, Robert Connor, Cosimo de Tommaso, JJ Formento & Adriana Sulzer-Goncalves.EVIDENCE also includes performances of A Question of Distance (see below, Ch. Phillipe Saire) and the duet Te Deum (Ch. Stefano Botto.)

TOUR: EVIDENCE Ch. Robert Connor

November 7- 10 Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire 231 2929
November 16 Belfast Waterfront Studio 0044 28 90334455
November 20 The Mellennium Forum Derry 0044 28 712 64455
November 23 Watergate Theatre Kilkenny 056 61674
November 30 The Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone 0902 92129
December 6 An Draoicht 885 2622

"A Question of Distance"
Ch. Phillipe Saire

THEATRE SEVLIN 36, Booking: ++41 21 626 1398

Saturday, October 6, 8: 00 p.m.

"A Question of Distance" is choreographer Philippe Saire's highly poetic, beautiful, unpredictable and witty articulation of how human beings allocate space (or not)…" (Brennan, The Examiner)

First premiered in Dublin, April 2001 by Dance Theatre of Ireland. With music by Nat King Cole, Marin Marais and Corelli.

View video clip of A Question of Distance


WORLD PREMIERE April 3-7, 2001 Dublin

"Cha Cha Cha d'exil" Ch: Charles Cre Ange (France);
"A Question of Distance" Ch: Philippe Saire (Switzerland);

Tivoli Theatre Dublin Nightly 8 pm plus Matinees 1:30 weekdays and 3:00 pm Saturday Booking +353 1 454 4472/ 73

TOUR Creation 2001 New Works Charles CreAnge & Philippe Saire:

April 3-7:Tivoli Theatre Dublin 454 4472/73

April 10:

Cork Opera House

021 274 308

April 18:

BackstageTheatre, Longford

043 47889

April 22

Galway Town Hall

091 569777

April 24

Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo

071 61526

May 1

Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny

056 61674

May 4

Draiocht Theatre, Blanchardstown

01 885 2622

Reduced rates for block bookings of 10 or more to Dance Theatre of Ireland Performances are available through Dance Theatre of Ireland's award-winning Outreach Programme DANCE POP (Dance Performance Outreach Programme)

If you would like to make a booking OR schedule an exhilarating Dance Workshop for your school or Community Group contact us. DANCE POP workshops are available throughout 2011.


Dance Theatre of Ireland @ Dun Laoghaire: Classes @ the New Centre Evenings & Saturdays, adults and young people

Classes in Contemporary, Modern/Hiphop, Salsa, Jazz, Yoga, Body conditioning through dance, Feldendrais Weekend, Body Weather
more. Tel: 280 3455

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July 2nd- 20th, 2012 SUMMER Course for young people aged 8 - 17 and adults
Three week Intensive Courses:

WEEK 1: Adult - JULY 2nd - 6th, 2-6pm

WEEK 2: Age 13-17 yrs - JULY 9th - 13th, 10-4pm

WEEK 3: Age 8-12yrs - JULY 16th -20th, 10-4pm
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Company class is open to Professional Dancers who register in advance. Taught by guest teachers and Company members. For information please phone +353 1 280 3455.

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Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
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