For this year’s Blackwater Valley Opera Festival’s opera production – Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck – we were excited to collaborate with CoisCéim Dance Theatre, whose artistic director David Bolger also directed and choreographed the production.
CoisCéim Dance Theatre is one of Ireland’s leading dance companies known for its expertise and track record in presenting highly original work to audiences large and small across artforms and media. Led by David Bolger, a member of Aosdána, Coiscéim Dance Theatre’s work is benchmarked with the best in the world and celebrated for its artistic excellence. It challenges, stimulates, inspires and entertains – and has been seen on international stages including 14-18NOW & LIFT (UK), Peak Performances, Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival (USA), Sydney Opera House and the Venice Biennale. In tandem with the performance programme the company conducts an integrated, inventive artform awareness and participation initiative: Broadreach. Established in 2006, its activities are pioneering, targeting all sections of the population in an exciting and innovative manner to create a genuine curiosity in dance. CoisCéim is proud to be funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and supported by Dublin City Council and Culture Ireland.
📸 Sean O’Riordan