This year’s Dublin Dance Festival, taking place across Dublin 1-19 May, will be a celebration of brilliant, awe-inspiring and thought-provoking dance from across the globe.
The 15th Edition offers the chance to witness ground-breaking work by legendary dance artists; a space in which to contemplate the politics, environment and technology of our spinning world, and for every body to cut loose, party and DANCE.
Celebrate the Power of Party at Dublin Dance Festival with this explosive selection of fun and uplifting events for all ages.
Worldwide smash hit sensation RIOT from THISISPOPBABY will open the 15th Festival with a bang after setting hearts alight around the globe. Uniting the hottest stars of Irish stage and screen, this disorderly cocktail of bangin’ jigs, mind-blowing moves, jaw-droppingly sexy circus and gut-punching spoken word will leave audiences dazzled, dizzy and ready to change the world.
There will be opportunities for everybody to dance and party their way through the 15th Festival. The Top 8 Street Dance Battle with Tobi Omoteso will be back with the freshest street dancers from Ireland and abroad. This festival favourite will feature live DJs, MCs and international street dance legends, including a star from the Red Bull Dance Connect team in an epic outdoor celebration of street dance and hip-hop culture in Meeting House Square. That weekend Top 8 and the Red Bull Dance Connect team will also be giving high-energy Street Dance Workshops for all dance abilities aged 10+ at DanceHouse.
Tiny Dancer: A DJ Set for Kids will see kids aged 0-9 taking over the dance floor as DJ Donal Dineen hits the decks with dance anthems from every era. Bounce Club Night, a club experience for adults with intellectual disabilities comes to Dublin for the first time on Friday 17th May at The Button Factory. Bounce creates a fun, safe and accessible space for people of all abilities to socialise with their friends and dance the night away.
In addition to the full line up of performances, the DDF Extended programme offers audiences and communities a chance to dive in and experience more with workshops & master classes, works-in-development, dance on film, discussions and more.
To view the full Festival Programme and to book tickets, visit www.dublindancefestival.ie.