Dance Changes Us

Catherine Young Dance is a company of artists led by choreographer Catherine Young. We create courageous dance work with the ambition to inspire change. We are renowned for the physicality, musicality and scale of our work and for the visceral connection we forge with our audiences. Through dance, we move hearts and minds towards what is true, to see and share in our common humanity.


A Call To You

’A Call To You’ is Catherine Young Dance’s latest work emerging from the urgency of the incomprehensible times we are living in. It is a call to come together, a call to explore the fragility and friction of community. 

Featuring a cast of outstanding international performers, with live music directed by Young’s long-time collaborator Martin Schärer and inspired by Ukrainian folk dance traditions, ’A Call To You’ is a fervent celebration of life, togetherness and dance. It offers an antidote to division, the imagery of war and the endless rhetoric of politics. As words fail, the body speaks – untamed and unapologetic.

‘Uplifting’ — The Irish Times...

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Céilí Afro Dabke

Join us Culture Night Sept 22, 2023 for our next Céilí Afro Dabke - Ireland’s first world music céilí. It vibrantly brings together African dance, traditional Dabke dance from the Levant (Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon), the Irish céilí dances and Ukrainian folk dance. Established in 2018 as a way to bring people from all cultures together, Céilí Afro Dabke extends a warm invitation to everyone to meet with our neighbours from around the world, join in and dance together.

Céilí Afro Dabke is a core part of The Welcoming Project, a dance programme designed to foster cultural integration and social inclusion.

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Floating on a Dead Sea

(Live show) TOURING 2024, details TBA
(Documentary) Screening November 2023 @ Light Moves Festival, Dance Limerick
Interweaving dance, film, music and text ‘Floating on a Dead Sea’ is inspired by Young‘s time in Palestine and is a visceral reflection on one of the most complex and unresolved conflicts in the world; a glimpse of the Palestine we don’t often see. This profoundly moving work features stunning visuals by Luca Truffarelli and offers a chance to listen more deeply to voices seldom heard....

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Come join us Sept 22 @ 7.30pm for an evening of dancing and music from around the world: African dance, Dabke, Ukrainian dance finishing up...

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The Welcoming Project (Kerry)


A series of dance workshops will be hosted in September to welcome our Ukrainian neighbours and friends from Direct Provision into our community as part...

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Funk & Folk is a multi-cultural dance platform sharing the richness of distinct dance cultures and traditions from around the world. Funk & Folk has...

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