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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.

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.

Dance will be everywhere in Dublin in May, and not only on our stages.

There’ll be everything from high octane hip hop in Smithfield Square, to a world renowned contemporary dancer performing a solo on Bray Promenade, a 12 hour dance marathon on Henry Street and 80 young dancers creating a spectacular moment in Grand Canal Square.

These are the highlights of an exciting lineup of free outdoor dance performances throughout Dublin as part of the 2015 Dublin Dance Festival taking place from May 19-30.

All of these events are free and no tickets are needed.

 

RENEGADE: CONNECTRENEGADE/ LA MACANA/ COMPANY BSat 23 May - 1pm & 4pm / Sun 24 May - 4pm, Smithfield Square

Featuring outstanding contemporary and hip hop talent from Germany and Ireland.Dancers from top German hip hop company Renegade lead an open B-Boy Jam with DJ Dragon, featuring All Ireland Hip Hop Champion Tobi Omoteso and members of Dublin’s Raw Edge Crew. Renegade dancers Alexis Fernández and Julio César Iglesias will deliver the powerful urban rhythms of Drown The Road, while Fernández also partners with Caterina Verla (La Macana) for their international smash hit, Ven. Plus a short  performance by Company B, Dublin’s all male youth dance group.

 

(SWEET) (BITTER)ZOO/THOMAS HAUERT

Thurs 28 May – 1.30pm & 4pm, Band Stand, Bray Promenade

Sat 30 May – 2pm & 4pm, Amphitheatre, Civic Offices, Wood QuaySwiss/Belgian choreographer and dancer Thomas Hauert’s acclaimed work has a strong relationship with music. His new solo, a response to Monteverdi’s Si dolce e’l tormento, a musical poem of impossible love, will be performed at 2 outdoor locations during the Festival, in addition to his Project Arts Centre performances

 

LINEAR FLOW

DUBLIN YOUTH DANCE COMPANY

Sat 30 May - 1pm & 5pm, Grand Canal Square

80 young dancers offer a fresh, vibrant and daring new perspective on the Grand Canal area. There’ll be contemporary, jazz, hip hop and break dancing with live drummers and classical musicians in a trail of multiple dance performances all flowing towards Grand Canal Square. Here,  all 80 dancers will merge in a finale against the backdrop of Grand Canal Dock. The event will be led by choreographers Mariam Ribón and Karla Holden.

 

DANCE MARATHON. BODIES THAT CAN NEVER TIRE

Presented by Dublin2020, International Literature Festival Dublin & Dublin Dance Festival.

Thurs 21 May 8am – 8pm, Henry Street, Dublin 1Fundraising proceeds to Temple St Children’s Hospital.

Bodies The Can Never Tire is an all day dance marathon taking place on Henry Street. Part of Dublin’s bid to be European Capital of Culture 2020 this event extends an invitation to Dublin’s dancers to mix contemporary, hip-hop, ballet, tap, jazz (and everything in between) in an exuberant celebration of movement, creativity and dance. All dance groups, amateur or professional, in any form, are welcome to join in Groups wishing to participate should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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