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Dance Ireland asks you to MIND YOUR STEP


Artists and architects join forces for a two-day event to explore connections between dance, city life and urban planning.

Symposium Hidden Performance Trail

Sat 07 March 11am – 4pm

Sun 08 March 12.30 & 3pm

DanceHouse, Foley Street Dublin Docklands

“There are invisible traces, left by the passage of people: traces that are determined by the way we live places, traces of how we live our body in space” Tiziana Bolfe, dancer and architect

Discover hidden performance gems in Dublin’s Docklands, take a fresh look at the city we live in and share your views on how arts and culture can shape its development. MIND YOUR STEP, a Dance Ireland project funded by Creative Europe and the Arts Council of Ireland, sets out to provoke curiosity, inspire rich conversations and, most importantly, to use dance performances and walkscapes to prompt an entirely fresh encounter with our cities.

MIND YOUR STEP has invited four of Ireland’s most exciting dance artists and companies – junk ensemble, Jessie Keenan, Fearghus Ó Conchúir and Catherine Young – to create four short dance performances to be tucked into secret locations in the Docklands on Sunday 08 March. Each performance reflects on aspects of the area’s shifting identities and stories and forms one ‘stop’ on a guided walk. The walk has been curated by Giulia Galvan to give audiences a different perspective on this rapidly changing part of Dublin.

On the preceding day, Saturday 07 March, choreographers, architects, urban and community activists and urban planners will come together for a symposium at DanceHouse, Foley Street. Expect lively conversations exploring the development of the Docklands area, the role choreographers and artists play in shaping our experience of city life, and innovative approaches to using and designing public space. The panel discussions will be facilitated by architect and urban designer Emma Curley,

and panellists include:

choreographers Ríonach Ní Néill and Bernadette Divilly; senior planner for Dublin City Council Deirdre Scully; architects Seán Harrington and Samuel Bishop and veteran community activist Betty Ashe from St. Andrew’s Resource Centre on Pearse Street.


Tickets for MIND YOUR STEP are on sale from Monday 09 February at DanceHouse, Foley Street, Dublin 1 – www.danceireland.ie – 01 8558800.

Symposium only: €5

Performance trail only: €18

Combined Symposium & Performance trail ticket: €20

Dance Ireland members discount: €16 for performance trail ticket

This is NOT an IAF event, for more information please see the MIND YOUR STEP website.

Niche_Photo by Jonathan Mitchell