Stand Up n Speak Loud

IRIE! dance theatre will be hosting a second Stand Up ‘n’ Speak Loud showcase on Friday 04 July 2014 from 7:00-09:30pm at Moonshot Centre.

Stand Up ‘n’ Speak Loud is an inspirational platform to help young people boost their confidence and socialising skills. Individuals are invited to express themselves creatively using the spoken word, dance, music and theatre or a mixture of these art forms to share views on themes that are important and perhaps of concern to their lives, e.g. topics highlighted in the news and or on TV or issues that affect them socially.

The theme chosen for this event is Youth Unemployment. Guest speakers will be representatives from organisations that provide career opportunities for young people such as The Midi music company, The Prince’s Trust and Lewisham Apprenticeship Scheme.

The host for the evening is Jacob Sakil (former Young Mayor of Lewisham).

So, if you are age 14-25 and feel passionate about issues in your community and have something to say or would like to support the young people taking part in this special event join us for Stand Up ‘n’ Speak Loud. If you have any queries please either call us on 020 8691 6099 or use the Contact Form below to send us an email.

Family Fun Day

IRIE! dance theatre in association with Playhouse Nursery and DoubleJab will be hosting a special event called Family Fun Day on Saturday 19 July from 12:00 noon until 7:00pm.

This event will be held at Moonshot Centre, Fordham Park, Angus Street, New Cross, London SE14 6LU.

There will be loads of events for individuals of all ages to enjoy including African and Caribbean Dance workshops,  Drumming workshops, a Boxercise workshop and  Five-a-side football. Especially for the younger ones there will be face painting, a bouncy castle, an under 5s play area. There will be hot and spicy barbecue  among other tempting morsels to satisfy those hunger pangs and music will be provided by the Rebel Lion Sound System.

Stall Booking

If you’d like to hire a stall at this event please tap or click the button below and complete the Stall Booking Form:

Fun Day Stall Booking Form

Glitz, Glamour & Fallen Stars at The Venue, New Cross

The First Year Dance Foundation Degree Students will be performing at The Venue, 2A Clifton Rise, New Cross, London SE14 6JP on Thursday 22 May at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. Tales of intrigue and fallen stars will come to light as the audience is led around the building.

The Dance Foundation Degree is a partnership between City and Islington College, IRIE! dance theatre and London Metropolitan University.

This performance is especially significant as The Venue is currently celebrating its 25th birthday.  So come and join us as we celebrate and delve into the faded glamour of the would-be stars.

Admission to the performance is FREE but donations are welcome. If you’d like to make a donation please click the PayPal button below.

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The next Re:Generations conference is scheduled for 6-8 November 2014.

The theme/title for this year’s Re:Generations international dance conference is Re:Generations – Rethinking the Past to Re-imagine the Future.

The 2014 Re:Generations will be hosted by Pavilion Dance South West and delivered by the ADAD (Association of Dance of the African Diaspora), IRIE! dance theatre and De Montfort University.

The keynote address for Re:Generations 2014 will be delivered by Zab Maboungou, Choreographer/Dancer/Director of Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata & Professor at Montmorency College, Montreal. Zab Maboungou is also the author of “Heya Danse! Historique, Poetique et Didactique de la Danse Africaine”.

The organizers of this dance conference are currently calling for submission of expressions of interest from artists wishing to contribute to this dance conference. Contributions can be in the form of a talk, lecture demonstration, film, class, etc. but must be focused on this year’s Re:Generations theme, i.e. Rethinking the Past to Re-imagine the Future.

Proposals must also be aligned with the themes of:

  • histories of British-based dancers who are Black
  • evolution of African dance and music forms in the Diaspora
  • generational dialogues
  • connecting Dance of the African Diaspora internationally
  • Africa and the Caribbean in British dance
  • pedagogy / education – new approaches to teaching Dance of the African Diaspora in the FE and HE sector

The deadline for submissions is Friday 30th of May 2014. Submissions will be accepted by email only. Please direct emails to with the phrase “Re:Generations 2014″ in the subject line.

You can read the full Re:Generations Call for Papers document below:





Fitness to Perform

Sheba Montserrat Productions will be offering a new course called Fitness to Perform, a dance fitness program for adults, which will run from 7:00-8:00pm on Wednesdays for 10 weeks starting Wednesday 12th March. The course ends on Wednesday 14th May and there will be a performance by the participants of this course on Thursday 22nd May.

This course is suitable for individuals of all levels and abilities and offers individuals the opportunity to develop their body with a fun workout and share new skills developed with a performance.

The course takes place at Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, Holloway N7 0SF.

For more information call Sheba 07730 469 713.

Alternatively, use the Contact Form below to send an email.

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Stand Up ‘N’ Speak Loud Showcase

23 January 2014 Performance

IRIE! dance theatre will be hosting a new showcase for young people aged 12-21 years called “Stand Up ‘N’ Speak Loud Showcase” on from 7:00-9:30pm on Friday 31 January at Moonshot Centre. The host for the evening will be Jacob Sakil, former Young Mayor of Lewisham. Stand Up ‘N’ Speak Loud was created to provide […]

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Annual General Meeting 2014

23 December 2013 *connectingvibes

IRIE! dance theatre’s 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 29 January 2014 from 6:30-7:00pm. The meeting will take place at Moonshot Centre and light refreshments will be served. There will be a performance by the connectingvibes* dance company and theDance Foundation Degree students following the formal meeting. If you’d like to attend […]

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Season’s Greetings

23 December 2013 General News

From everyone at IRIE! dance theatre we hope you have a very peaceful and happy Christmas! Thank you for your support throughout 2013. Please note that IRIE!’s offices will be closed until Monday 06 January 2014. And please remember to take extra care if travelling while the weather is so inclement. Be safe!     […]

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