Tipperary Dance Residency Presents TDP12

For the third year running Tipperary Dance Residency presents TDP12 - an international dance festival for all the family.

For the third year running Tipperary Dance Residency presents TDP12 - an international dance festival for all the family.

This three-day event held at the Tipperary Excel Arts Centre in Tipperary Town includes dance performances, showcases, dance events and classes and a family day with the popular film Billy Elliot (12A).

This year TDP features stunning works by acclaimed companies from Ireland and abroad.

TDP12 is an opportunity for families and professionals to discover dance from different countries and cultures.

Performances on the 12th and 13th October include Body Duet by John Scott’s leading company Irish Modern Dance Theatre on October 12th at 7.30pm.

The piece is an acclaimed, vibrant, world touring physical duet which has been described by the Irish Times as “exuberant confidence, synchronicity and fluidity of movement”.

Also on October 12th in a double bill with Body Duet is the dance piece Argentinita by the Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company and choreographed by Mariana Bellotto (Buenos Aires, ARG). Argentinita stages Jazmin Chiodi and her live video-captured image, in a dense solo that evokes the 2001 societal crash in Argentina. On October 13th at 7.30pm for the first time in Ireland French company CUBe (Paris, F) presents their new solo WhiteSpace, a piece co-produced by the Tipperary Dance Residency and the Tipperary Excel Arts Centre. WhiteSpace is featured as a world premiere and as part of a diptych including CUBe’s duet BlackSoul.

Dance classes are also available for all ages and include classes in contemporary dance (six-ten years of age and 16-plus), latin dance (16-plus), tango (16-plus), discovery dance (three-five years of age) and jazz dance (ten-14 years of age).

To book contact 062 80520 - admission: E15 platform. Ticket; E10 per performance. Under 18 years of age free of charge. Group concessions are also available.

For a detailed programme please see: www.tdp-danceplatform.ie.

TDP12 is organized as part of the Tipperary Dance Residency which was established in 2008 as an initiative of South Tipperary County Council’s Art Service and Tipperary Excel Arts and Cultural Centre.

The residency aims to develop contemporary dance in the county, both as a practice and as an art form. It also aims to provide resident dancers-choreographers with support to develop their practice and artistic work.

TDP12 wishes to acknowledge the funding support of The Arts Council Tipperary Excel Arts Centre, South Tipperary County Council Arts Service, South Tipperary Development Company, the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government and the EU under the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013. TDP12 also acknowledges the support of the French Embassy in Ireland. For further information about the residency see: www.southtipparts.ie, www.iselichiodi.com or www.tipperary-excel.com.