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'Welcoming the Stranger' to open the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, Palestine [April 2017]

Catherine will take a cast of Irish musicians and dancers out to Palestine to work with dancers from Sareyyet Contemporary Dance Company to restage the work "Welcoming the Stranger' to open the festival at the Municipal Theatre in Ramallah Thur 20 and will then go to the National Theatre in Jerusalem Fri 21.

 

Catherine Young selected as one of the 2016/2017 THE BENCH Fellows [Sept, 2016]

Catherine has been selected to be one of The BENCH 2016/2017 Fellows  Read more

 

Welcoming the stranger | Culture Night [Sept 16, 2016]

Following its huge success at Féile Fáilte, Welcoming the Stranger comes to Siamsa Tire, Culture Night. This moving and compelling dance piece with a cast of 25 performers (dancers and musicians) was originally commissioned by The Casement project and premiered at Féile Fáilte - Banna Strand, July 23rd 2016 as part of the 1916 Centenary celebrations.  Inspired by the stories of migrants and refugees all whom have made Kerry their home, Welcoming the Stranger is a coming together of people, cultures, their music dance and song and looks at the notion of welcoming & integrating 'the other' into our community. This dynamic and highly energetic show is not to be missed.  

Siamsa Tire | 8.30pm-9.15pm | 066 7123055

 

Step Up [August 2016]

Catherine will be teaching on the Step Up programme at Dance Limerick this August Read more

 

Big Bang Festival of Rhythm [2016]

Commissioned by the Big Bang Festival of Rhythm for a second year, Catherine will create another outdoor piece for the festival to be showcased during "Hotter Than July" at Smithfield Square Dublin - July 31th, co-hosted by Improvised Music Company. Watch trailer

www.bigbangfestival.com

 

Welcoming the stranger [July 2016]

Commissioned by The Casement Project as part of the 1916 Centenary Programme, Catherine will create a new site specific work for Banna Beach to premiere July 23rd as part of Feile Failte working with refugees and migrants from around the world, all whom have made Kerry their home. 

 

Ultima Thule [Apr 2016] 

Catherine Young Dance will premiere their new work in April 2016 - Apr 9th Cork at the Firkin Crane and Apr 14-16th at Project Arts Centre Dublin. BUY TICKETS FOR DUBLIN    BUY TICKETS FOR CORK   Watch trailer

 

Auditions [Dec 2015]

Catherine Young Dance (Ireland) is looking for a number of highly physical female dancers to join the company for the creation and tour of a new work in 2016. Dancers should have a high level of contemporary technique, fitness and stamina as well as strong experience in improvisation, partnering and floor work. Looking for dancers with a minimum of 3 years experience dancing for a professional company/ies.

Rehearsals and creation will take place in Ireland between February 1-26 and March 21-April 21.

Tour dates: 10th April (Cork), 
14th-16th April (Dublin) & 
21st April (Limerick)


Audition workshops are by invite only and will take place in Dublin Dec 2015. To apply, please send a CV, cover letter and online link (of performance) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 27th of November 2015. Please send only links to videos (max 2), no links for download and do not attach video files to your application. If there is more than one dancer in the video, you should clearly indicate which one you are.

 

The Rhythm Project [Nov 2015]

Catherine will be creating new work on 5 percussive step dancers from the MA in Traditional Dance at the Univesrity of Limerick in collaboration with musician Martin Sharer. Each dancer comes from a different percussive tradition spanning the Sean Nos, competitive Irish Dance and Cape Breton styles - their common language, rhythm. A work in progress sharing will be held at the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance Nov 17th, 2015. 

 

Big Bang Festival of Rhythm [July 2015]

Commissioned by the Big Bang Festival of Rhythm, Catherine will create an outdoor piece for the festival to be showcased during "Hotter Than July" at Meeting House Meeting House Square, Dublin - July 19th, co-hosted by Improvised Music Company. Catherine will be teaching a series of workshops in the run up to the festvial. Watch trailer

www.bigbangfestival.com

 

Dublin Dance Festival 2015 | Ultima Thule  [May 2015]

Catherine will share her new work in development Ultima Thule as part of Dublin Dance Festival's "First Look" programme. This new work is supported by Dance Ireland and was researched and developed as part of her Dance Ireland Associate Artist residency. The work is also supported by KCC. Performances: Friday May 22nd @ 2pm & Tues May 26 @ 5pm - DanceHouse, Dublin. More info

 

Shawbrook Touring Company | Wins award in Austria  [March 2015]

Catherine's new work "See Me" for Shawbrook Touring Company picked up an award for choreography in Bad Ischl, Austria after its performance at the Kongresshaus March 28th. The piece will tour to Romania in July 2015.

 

Dublin Docklands "Mind Your Step" | Commission   [March 2015]

Catherine Young will premiere a new site specific work "The river will still run to the sea" as part of the Dublin Docklands 'Mind Your Step' Festival [March 7 & 8th]. Four artists will showcase their work along a secret trail throughout Dublin Docklands exploring the connection between choreography, live performance, walkscapes and urban planning.  Read review

 

SYD Touring Company | Commission   [Jan-Mar 2015]

Catherine Young will be creating a new work for Shawbrook Youth Dance Touring Company that will premiere in Austria at the Kongresshaus Bad Ischl in March 2015 before touring in Ireland in May 2015

 

Coisceim Dance Theatre | The Choreography Project  [Oct-Dec 2014]

Catherine Young will be leading the 10th CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT for Coisceim Dance Theatre. THE CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT is a regular feature of the CoisCéim BROADREACH audience engagement programme, it offers people the opportunity to work with professional choreographers in the exploration of Contemporary Dance Theatre. CREATIVE SESSIONS: 31 October - 6/7 December. More info

 

The Next Stage |Dublin Theatre Festival [Sept-Oct 2014]

Catherine is delighted to be one of the 18 artists selected to take part in the 2014 Next Stage Programme run by Theatre Forum Ireland in conjunction with the Dublin Theatre Festival (Dance Ireland Bursary)  More info

 

University of Limerick [Sept 2014 & April 2015]

Catherine will be working with Masters students to set part of her new work 'Woman Stood Regardlesss' on the dancers for a showcase Nov 2014 at the Irish World Academy.

 

Tanzmesse [Aug 2014]

Catherine will be attending Tanzmesse 2014 as part of Culture Ireland delegation More info

 

Shawbrook [July 2014]

Catherine will be teaching on the Shawbrook Summer School and setting a new work on the students More Info

 

Dance Ireland Associate Artist [April 2014-May 2015]

Catherine Young announced as Dance Ireland's Associate Artist for 2014/2015

 

Woman Stood Regardless Tour [April 2014]

Project Arts Centre (Space Upstairs) - SOLD OUT PREMIERE  April 4th & 5th

Firkin Crane (Cork) - April 6th

Siamsa Tire (Tralee) - April 11th