The Irish Youth Dance Festival Winter Gala will include performances by Junior/Transition and Senior DYDC ensembles with choreography by Artistic Director Mariam Ribón, associate teacher Tara Bredemeier and guest teacher/Choreographer Anderson de Souza. The Gala will also include a special commission to Brazilian dance artist & choreographer Mariela Mira, guest emerging artist LA Feeney, the work of professional DYDC Alumni Rocio Dominguez and Nóra Fay, solos/duets by senior members of DYDC as part of the ‘Emerging Voices’ Programme.
‘Emerging Voices’ enables Senior DYDC dancers to develop their own choreographies mentored by professional dance artists from DYDC’s alumni (Rocio Dominguez & Nóra Fay). In addition, the DYDC professional alumni involved will perform at the IYDF Winter Gala in November 2023.
The IYDF Winter Gala & Dublin Youth Dance Company are proudly funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.
DIRECTED BY Mariam Ribón
PRODUCTION MANAGER AND LIGHTING DESIGN BY Gearoid OhAllmhurain
COSTUME DESIGN BY DYDC & artists
RUNNING TIME 85 mins incl 15 min interval
About The Company
Dublin Youth Dance Company (DYDC) is Ireland’s flagship contemporary youth dance company (comprising three dance ensembles) which curates and hosts the annual Irish Youth Dance Festival (IYDF & Winter Gala), providing a national platform for youth dance with a growing international focus. Its vision is to cultivate distinct artistic voices through the creation and performance of transformative repertoire uniquely embodied by young artists.
DYDC offers young dancers’ multiple platforms and opportunities to train, perform, choreograph and participate in an inclusive and diverse environment. DYDC & IYDF provides pathways of high-quality pre vocational training and ensemble performance for young dancers/aspiring dance artists, led by professional choreographers and dance artists/teachers extending the range and deepening the experience of their dancer selves.