The Macushla Dance Club is a dance club for the +50s. It provides access to dance and performance for older people, nurtures creative exchanges between professional dance and older people, supporting older people’s contribution to Dublin’s vibrant and diverse dance scene through its three-strand dance programme.
The Macushla Dance Club is a dance club for the +50s. It
provides access to dance for older people
develops links between older people and the professional dance community
promotes performance opportunities for older dancers
supporting older people’s contribution to Dublin’s vibrant and diverse dance scene through its three-strand dance programme
FREE Weekly dance & movement classes for older people, in Dancehouse
Outreach dance classes
Dance for Parkinsons classes
Professional Dance Access Programme
Collaboration and participation in dance performance
Studio performances by professional dance artists
Guided theatre visits
Social Dance Programme
Social dance events & cross-Ireland dance exchanges
Introducing members to the best of professional dance in Ireland, the Macushla Dance Club nurtures creative exchange between older people and the professional dance community. Professional dance artists regularly give Dance Taster Sessions, Informal Studio Performances, Open Rehearsals and Q&A sessions at theatre performances.
The club fosters new collaborative opportunities, and in a growing body of new works, choreographers respond to the challenge of opening their creative process to the talents, passions and experiences of older people. Works include “Sweet Spot” by Fearghus Ó Conchúir, “The Show” by Rebecca Walter, “Palimpsest”, “Tipping Point” by Ríonach Ní Néill, “The Area”, by Ríonach Ní Néill & Joe Lee. Works have been shown at Project Arts Centre, Hugh Lane Gallery, Theater Rudolstadt Germany, and The Area is presented at Dance on Camera 2014, Lincoln Center, New York, Dance:Film Edinburgh, Festival de Videodanza de Buenos Aires.
Check out performances and classes at TheMacushlaDanceClub on Youtube.
MACUSHLA DANCE CLUB DANCE & MOVEMENT CLASSES
Thursdays, 12-1pm, Dancehouse, Foley Street.
Tea/coffee from 11.30
FREE and open to all levels of experience and mobility