During the month of April we celebrate dance as a universal language. This year, we focused on the aspects that bring together audiences and dancers in a conversation between cultures and artistic disciplines internationally.

As part of the conversations, four dancers were profiled in videos featuing them working in the studio and spoke with Laura Bruña (Rehearsal Director, Ballet Ireland) on life as a dancer and what it means to ‘transcend borders’

On International Dance Day, a round table discussion was held, moderated by Laura Bruña (Rehearsal Director, Ballet Ireland). We heard from Anne Maher (Director, Ballet Ireland), the Irish dancer and choreographer Zoë Ashe-Browne and the Brazilian dancer and choreographer Anderson de Souza.The guests talked about diversity and cultural integration, the ability of the dance art to transcend borders – whether idiomatic or cultural -, the connections between dance and other arts, as well as cultural shock and integration.

This event was a collaboration in partnership with Instituto Cervantes DublinBallet Ireland and Dance Ireland.



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