Catherine Young

Our lead Artist In Residence, Catherine Young, has been busy creating ground-breaking work during her time with us. Earlier this year her show “A Call to You” previewed in Backstage before premiering at the Dublin Dance Festival to a rapturous reception.

This autumn Catherine will begin work on an ambitious new project for four dancers and four live musicians. Her new show will delve into the question of how to tackle the mess we are in from within and how to find a way forward. How can we use our collective indigenous thinking, curiosity & imagination to create new myths & rituals, to bring us into closer contact with each other & the environment, while there is still time?

Catherine has just completed our “Céilí Afro Dabke Ukraine” project which brought different cultures living in Longford for a series of dance workshops, culminating in a large Ceili complete with live music

Our Residency programme is kindly supported by Arts Council Ireland and Creative Ireland.

Previous works with Backstage Theatre include Floating on a Dead Sea & Welcoming the Stranger