Re:Generations 2014

IRIE! dance theatre is pleased to announce that the Arts Council has awarded a grant of £40,000 towards Re:Generations international conference which takes place from 6-8 November 2014 at the Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW). The partners for this event, IRIE! dance theatre, Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD), Pavilion Dance South West and De Montfort University are naturally delighted at the news.

Re:Generations 2014 follows on from the highly success 2010 and 2012 conferences. The funds will enable the conference to host international artists from Africa, Canada and the USA who will interact creatively, academically and artistically with their UK counterparts Working in the field of African Peoples Dance (APD).

The theme of this Re:Generations international dance conference which will be hosted by Pavilion Dance South West is “Rethinking the Past to Re-imagine the Future”. The event starts at 9:15am on Thursday 6 November and runs until Saturday 8 November. Each day will include

  • Keynote Speakers*,
  • Masterclasses and workshops-led by UK and international artists
  • Performances,
  • Panel discussions, and
  • Parallel papers.

*The conference’s main keynote address will be delivered by the Choreographer/Dance and Director of Campagnie Nyata Nyata, Zab Maboungou.

With full-priced tickets for the 3-day event at just £90, places for this event are expected to go quickly. Full pricing details are listed below:

  • Tickets £90 (Full)
  • £60 (Concession and Early bird)
  • £50 (Students)
  • £35 (Daily)
  • £7 (Workshops)

Early bird tickets will be available until 15 September 2014.

Visit the link below to book tickets online.

Book Tickets for Re:Generations

Alternatively, you can call PDSW on 01202 203630 to book.

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:





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