We missed the Irish Youth Dance Festival this year and its many activities, International Residencies, Masterclasses, performances, getting together to celebrate dance and meeting other dancers. Hopefully we will be able to enjoy a wonderful IYDF in 2021!
However, we did not stop, we kept going and met each other online every Saturday and Sunday dancing in our living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and gardens! We also participated in two wonderful DIGITAL PROJECTS:
Digital Dances produced by DYDC in April and May with members of the junior, transition and senior companies.
Ireland's premier youth dance organisation
Mia DiChiaro is a contemporary dancer, teacher, and artivist. She is interested in dance projects that encourage communities to explore imagination and empathy. Recent 2022 projects include choreographing ‘Dance Til Dán’ (St. Patrick’s Day Festival x TikTok Creative Fund), performing in ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ (CoisCéim Dance Theatre), and devising eco-dance research supported by the Irish Arts Council.
She is currently Dublin Culture Company’s dance artist-in-residence with Philippa Donnellan at Richmond Barracks and facilitates community dance groups across Dublin.
*photo credit: Lorna Fitzsimons