Embedded in the festival programme, Spotlight Ireland is designed to instigate and facilitate conversations between dance artists and producers, presenters and programmers from Ireland and abroad.
Spotlight Ireland showcases the latest works by a variety of dance artists and companies that represent the trends in dance making in Ireland in 2021. Diversity is not only at the core of the programme but also in the different forms it takes: from dance films — screendance — to live performances and works-in-progress.
Due to the pandemic, this edition takes the shape of a hybrid onland/online event, including a series of live performances and encounters, along with an online portal to access Videos on Demand. This portal presents both screendance and a selection of works captured on film when performed live at Tipperary Dance International Festival 2021.
Spotlight Ireland is an initiative by Tipperary Dance to create a dynamic, reliable international networking frame supporting the development of the art form. Spotlight Ireland starts a process of dialogue between the national dance industry in Ireland and a selection of venues/festivals curators from Ireland and abroad. Curated by Tipperary Dance, and produced in partnership with the Source Arts Centre, South Tipperary Arts Centre, Tipperary Museum and Dance Ireland.