Companies

CoisCéim Dance Theatre

OVERVIEW

  • Description

    CoisCéim Dance Theatre creates, and presents contemporary dance theatre to national and international audiences.

    The name comes from the Irish word for footstep and is pronounced “kush kame”.

    Founded in 1995, CoisCéim’s style of performance is contemporary and vibrant, with a knowing regard for the everyday. Artistic Director, David Bolger embraces a selection of dance styles to articulate stories and emotions that are relevant to the landscapes in which we live. The scale of the company's work ranges from duets in a hotel bedroom, (Chamber Made) to the large-scale spectacle, A Dash of Colour (which was seen by millions on television and involved over 75,000 people for the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics, 2003).

    In 2001, CoisCéim became the first dance company to secure funding from Bord Scannán na hÉireann for a dance film. Co-produced with Rough Magic Films, Hit and Run was filmed on location around Dublin. It premiered as part of the first International Dance Festival at the Irish Film Institute in May 2002 and was shown on Network 2 Television on 25 December 2002. It has subsequently been shown at over 16 national and international film festivals during which time it has won five major awards including the Paula Citron Award for choreography, the very prestigious Jury Award at the Dance on Camera at the Lincoln Centre Festival for Dance in New York and a Creative Excellence award at the Houston Indie Festival in 2002.

  • Address

    First and Second Floor, 14 Sackville Place, Dublin 1, Co. Dublin

    Email

    info@coisceim.com

    Website

    www.coisceim.com

    Phone

    + 353 (0)1 878 0558

    Artistic Director

    David Bolger

    Executive Producer

    Bridget Webster

    Company Manager

    Sarah Latty

    Director of CoisCéim Broadreach

    Philippa Donnellan

NEW IRISH PLAYS PRODUCED BY COISCÉIM DANCE THEATRE

Play Title Playwright
Invitation to a Journey Gavin Kostick
Toupees and Snare Drums Gina Moxley
Conceived by David Bolger and Gina Moxley.