Reference Code: IE 2135 N12

Title: The Dublin Youth Dance Company Papers

Dates of Creation: 2003-2005, 2007-2011

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium: 54 items (27 files)


Name of Creator(s): Dublin Youth Dance Company

Administrative History: Dublin Youth Dance Company was founded in 2000 by Dance Theatre of Ireland’s artistic directors, Robert Connor and Loretta Yurick to give young people the opportunity to engage in training, creating, and performing dance.  The company in its early years was run under the leadership of J. J. Formento.  In 2001, the company hosted the first Irish Youth Dance Festival at the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, which has since become an annual event.  It has also participated in a number of high-profile dance events in Ireland and abroad.  In 2003, Mariam Ribón replaced Formento as the company’s artistic director.  She continues to lead Dublin Youth Dance Company and to expand the scope and vision of the Irish Youth Dance Festival.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by Mariam Ribón to the National Dance Archive of Ireland on 26 April 2011.  Additional items were received from Ribón on 16 May and 26 July 2011.

Scope and Content: Posters, flyers, brochures, postcards, programmes, and recordings illustrating the activities of the Dublin Youth Dance Company and the annual Irish Youth Dance Festival under Mariam Ribón’s artistic directorship.

Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted access to all items.

Finding Aid: PDF link below.


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