Digital Dances produced by DYDC in April and May with members of the junior, transition and senior companies.
DANCING BY DISTANCE
Presented by Creative Ireland and created by Dance Ireland for Cruinniú na nÓg. Dancing by Distance featured over 35 young dancers, including members from DYDC, across different locations, styles and circumstances throughout Ireland, who each devised a dance solo.
Movement direction by choreographer Luke Murphy, a Dance Ireland Associate Artist, and original score by Michael Fleming and in collaboration with Invisible Thread Films. Cruinniú na nÓg is Ireland’s national day of free creative activities for children and young people and took place on Saturday 13 June 2020.
Premiere of Dance Film ‘Fling‘
Dublin Youth Dance Company, one of the leading Contemporary Youth Dance in Ireland, is delighted to present in collaboration with Film Director Terence White and Artistic Director Mariam Ribón, the Dance Film ‘Fling’.
‘Fling’ was premiered at Dance Theatre of Ireland’s Centre for Dance in Dun Laoghaire on the 31st of January at 7pm.
The ‘Title’ was made with the support of the Arts Council, through the Young Ensembles Scheme.
Nine young members of the Senior Dublin Youth Dance Company were selected to be featured in the dance film: Alison Clarke, Sam Dabulevicius, Ellen Finley, Jake Hickey, Shona Leahy, Ciara Lynch, Nick Nikolaou, Jason Suen and Roisin Whelan.
DYDC have participated in different cross Art collaborations, however this is the first time collaborating with film director Terence White.
Mariam Ribón, AD:
‘The process was very different to the creation of a dance piece… as we were shooting outdoors, rehearsing in the studio was substituted with rehearsals on site… it was refreshing and exhilarating, at times chaotic and tiring but new elements like surroundings, the weather, buildings, became a part of the dance and the story… ’