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DELVE19: Meet the Dublin Dance Festival Delvers!

Liz Roche Company, I THOU, 2019 © Clare Keogh

Congrats to our members Molly Dowling and Shane Holohan.
They have been selected to take part in our DELVE programme at Dublin Dance Festival this May! 
For the fourth year in a row, our DELVErs will Discover, Explore, Learn Visualise and Engage with the artists at a selection of events specially selected by our festival partner and share their experiences and learning’s with you. 

Keep an eye on the hashtags #DELVE19 and #DDF2019 in this weekend and next week. 

We will be retweeting and reposting what’s happening live at the events on: 

- Facebook (Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network @ISACSNetwork), 
- Twitter (@ISACSIreland), 
- Instagram (@ISACSIreland). 

What's on at Dublin Dance Festival?

Dublin Dance Festival
Dublin Dance Festival
 is the leading dance event on the Irish arts calendar. Each year in May, the Festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share vibrant contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland. 

'DDF delivers excellent and diverse dance experiences for the widest possible audience. We are committed to developing new artistic collaborations to shift expectations and create exciting artistic trajectories for dance in Ireland.'

The festival starts on the 1st of May and has a very exciting programme.

As part of First Looks event, the ISACS member Deirdre Griffin will perform at the Project Arts Centre a new version of her Headonbody work: Soup. 

Soup is an evocative dance solo inspired by the experience of bereavement and how it can give everyday moments an unusually significant quality. 
The piece interweaves movement, textiles and sound to represent a familiar yet near inexpressible experience in an original form that utilises surreal imagery, humour and echoes of familial memory.

11 May - 18 May, 12pm & 2pm, €10, Project Art Center, Dublin

Deirdre Griffin / Headonbody and Craig Cox, Soup © Craig Cox

Who are the DELVErs?

Discover the Delvers and what they expect from the DELVE programme!

Molly Dowling | ISACS Profile

Maria Corcoran

Molly was half-baked in London for ten years before being flipped over to Ireland to crisp up for another ten. She is now fully cooked, 21, infused with seven years of Galway Community Circus and Fidget Feet, followed by four years of Dance training (two in Dublin, two in University of Limerick). The gooey arty marinade that is London and Galway soaked to her bones and she loves all art forms. So much so that she can’t choose one and is now living as a freelance artist, writing, playing music, photographing, painting, and moving (in air and on ground). 

Follow Molly's Instagram and Twitter Pages!

Shane Holohan | ISACS Profile

Shane Holohan
Shane is the director of Taking Flight: education & performance Ltd., an emerging Circus Arts director, and a part-time academic lecturer.

As director he plans for, coordinates and co-delivers regular classes, professional development workshops, outreach projects, and performance events in circus arts. Last year he premiered his first show LIFTed, which was supported by two Arts Council Circus Project Awards. This year he is developing a new children’s show, again supported by an Arts Council Circus Project Award. He lectures part-time with the University of the Arts, Stockholm on the BA in Circus; and in Dublin City University on the PE and Maths/Biology degree.
Taking Flight website: https://www.takingflight.ie.

DELVE is a GO-SEE professional development programme supported by Arts Council Ireland, launched in 2016, to support ISACS members to get out, see and learn about street, circus and performance arts happening all around Ireland.

The programme involves going to various festivals, seeing and observing work from the street, circus and spectacle sectors, meeting the artists, the crew and discovering new ideas, inspiration and delving into these art forms with fresh eyes! 

The aim of DELVE is to encourage dialogue and discussion around a variety of arts forms in Ireland, and to offer critical discussion and analysis and dynamic practices. Participants are encouraged to submit feedback from the events which can be read on our the DELVE page of our website

Take part in the next DELVE Programmes!

This year have partnered up with the Dublin Dance Festival (May), Irish Aerial Dance Festival (June-July), Waterford Spraoi (August) and National Circus Festival of Ireland (November) so far, to offer ISACS artists the opportunity to delve into Irish Festivals!

Please check the DELVE application requirements, and programmes and deadline.
You have to be a fully paid ISACS member to be a part of this scheme so you can register here now and avail of our members' benefits for a full year.

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