Cultiv8 takes place on Thursday 26 March and is a day of presentations and discussions exploring the significance of black dance and identity in academic professional and community contexts.

The event takes place at MDI, 24 Hope Street, Liverpool.

For further details please see flyer below:




Unique at Blackheath Halls - 07 December 2014

IRIE! dance theatre and The Midi Music Company are excited to present another UNIQUE  event on Sunday 07 December 2014 starting at 08:00pm with a VIP receptions from 07:00-07:30pm. UNIQUE is designed to be a showcase of of dance, spoken word and music performed by young people

UNIQUE will once again be hosted by Normski and acts on the night will be:

  • Angelina Luzi;
  • Conrad Kira;
  • Somerset Close aka Juliyaa;
  • Harry Dickson;
  • connectingvibes* Dance Company; and
  • IRIE! dance theatre

Tickets are priced £8 (£5 concessions) and available from The Blackheath Halls via ticket link. Click the link below to book online:

Book Online for UNIQUE

Job Advert - Children & Young People's Administrator

IRIE! is seeking a freelance Children & Young People’s (CYP) Administrator to support, plan and organise the delivery of Saturday mornings dance & drumming activities for children and young people aged 5-16. The rate of pay for this role is £9.50 per hour.

The successful candidate will need to be highly organised, a good communicator, have good problem-solving skills and the ability to ensure deadlines are met.

Interviews will be arranged directly with short-listed candidates.

The induction and start date is Saturday 13 September 2014.

If you’re interested in applying for this role please contact April Taylor, Apprentice Administrator for a Job Description and Application form using the contact form below:

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Alternatively, call the IRIE!’s office on 020 8691 6099.

Deadline for applications is 12 Noon Friday 05 September 2014.

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 at Moonshot Centre, Fordham Park

2 May 2014 Community and Outreach

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 […]

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Glitz, Glamour & Fallen Stars at The Venue

28 April 2014 Dance Foundation Degree

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 […]

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International Dance Conference Re:Generations 2014 – Call for Papers

22 March 2014 ADAD

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 […]

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