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Date: 21 - 28 May 2017 
Where: Dublin - Ireland
Tickets: Free entrance - for DELVE participants.
 Application deadline: Thursday 4th May

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First DELVE of the year takes place at Dublin Dance Festival (May 21st-28th)!

We are delighted to have partnered with the Dublin Dance Festival and bring you our first very special DELVE programme for 2017 with opportunity for two DELVE participants to attend:


Check DELVE17 programme application requirements & benefits here: DELVE17: OPEN CALL

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Hip hop Dance Battle Dublin dance festival DELVE17

Dates: Sun 21 May
Location: Project Arts Centre, Space Upstairs | Dublin
Time: 7pm | Duration: 120 mins
2 FREE places available


A celebration of urban culture and street dance that brings together artists from Ireland and Europe

Join Hip-Hop innovator Tobi Omoteso and the Top 8 Team for Volume 3 of their hugely popular annual dance battle. Dancers from across Ireland and the world will showcase their best moves to represent themselves, their crew and their country in this epic dance event with live DJs KhanFu (UK) and Dmitri (Latvia).

Participants will compete in Breaking, Hip-Hop, Krump and Under16’s Allstyle battles. Dancers who wow the judges and the crowd will be chosen as this year’s Top 8 winners. The battle follows a day of workshops and competitive heats led by the Top 8 Team, who are passionate about bringing communities together through Hip-Hop culture.


Judges: Anton LB Phung (SMAC 19, United Kingdom), Jordan Likiyo (Likiyo Fam, Belgium), Soul Brother Chi (Sui Generis, United Kingdom)




Photo credit: Lu Pinheiro

Dates: Sat 27, Sun 28 May
Times: Sat 27 May, 12pm–10pm Sun 28 May, 2pm–5.10pm
2 FREE places available


Dublin Dance Festival popular FAST TRACK programme in collaboration with Live Collision is back for its fifth successive year. If you haven’t seen much dance but are curious to explore what it’s all about, then this is the perfect way to start.

On Saturday 27 May, let the Live Collision team immerse you in a jam-packed day of dance that will take you right to the heart of the 2017 Festival. Attend shows, meet Festival artists and engage in discussions about what you’ve seen in facilitated group sessions. Then you’ll meet back the next day for a debrief and a coffee, followed by a Sunday afternoon dance film screening. This is a great opportunity for anyone who’s keen to develop a critical eye and learn more about the artform. It’ll be fun and it’ll be FAST!


DELVE17 Schedule

The two lucky Fast track participants will be treated to a 2-day intensive programme…be prepared for intense learning….


Provisional schedule for this is as follows:


Sat 27 May

Session 1: Meet and Greet & first session: 12pm - 1.30pm

Perf 1: Mithkal Alzghair's 'Displacement' Peacock Theatre (+ post show talk): 2 - 3.30pm

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Break: 3.30 - 4.30pm

Session 2: + Meet the maker (artist TBC): 4.30 - 6pm

Break: 6pm - 7.30pm (for dinner plus time to get to the Beckett Theatre)

Perf 2: Philip Connaughton's 'Extraterrestrial Events' Beckett Theatre: 7.30 - 8.30pm

LEAD 1 DDF Philip Connaughton Extraterrestrial Events Photo Luca Truffarelli 2 960 500 s c1 left top


Perf 3: Pere Faura 'Striptease': 9 - 9.45pm + post show catch up in Bar

DEVLE17 DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL STRIPTEASE Pere Faura Stiptease Photo Rafael Gavalle


Sun 28 May

Session 3: Debrief 2pm - 4pm Project Lounge

Film Screening: Gilles Delmas / Damien Jalet's 'The Ferryman', Project upstairs, 4pm - 5.10pm

If you are interested in being a DELVE Dublin Dance festival participant, then please send an email to by Thursday 4th May and tell us which of the above dates interest you.

More details on the DELVE17 Programme applications here.

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Irish Theatre Institute, 17 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
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