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A Decade of Dancing | Tipperary Dance Festival Returns

With the theme Dance & Tradition, Dance & Community the 10th edition of the Tipperary Dance Platform (TDP) International Dance Festival will return from Monday, October 7 to Sunday, October 13.

The event will take place in venues throughout the county. Organisers describe it as ‘an energetic yet subtle mix of discovery, artistic relevance, networks of support, and the kind of loyalty that builds over time amongst artists and partners who are trying to achieve similar goals.’

In October 2010, Spanish choreographer and dancer Roberto Torres was the first guest artist to perform at the festival. Since then, dozens and dozens of dancers, choreographers and film makers have performed or shown their work at TDP.

This year, though, Torres returns for the 2019 festival to present ‘Una Vez Mas’, described as a delicate, bittersweet, and humorous piece depicting the relationship of an ageing couple. Performed by Torres and Carmen Werner on Thursday, October 10 in The Source Arts Centre in Thurles, the guest will also on the same day conduct a masterclass in the Excel Arts Centre.

Other international guests expected at this year’s festival include choreographer Karine Ponties, founder of the Belgium Dance Company Dame de Pic, Greek choreographer Polina Kremasta, Portuguese dancer and choreographer Tania Carvalho and French choreographer Marie Lenfant.

Audiences are invited to enjoy the wide range of performances, exhibitions, live installations and masterclasses in a programme that will take place in venues, galleries, libraries and cinemas in Tipperary, Cashel, Clonmel, Lisvernane, Thurles and Nenagh.

For more information about the TDP International Dance Festival and to view the full programme, visit the event’s website at www.tdp-danceplatform.ie.

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