Reference Code: IE 2135 N30

Title: The This Torsion Dance Theatre Papers

Dates of Creation: 2001-2009

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium: 131 items (95 files



Name of Creator(s): Condron, Niamh (b. 1976).

Biographical and Administrative History: Niamh Condron was born in Dublin in 1976 and gained a BA in Dance from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds, in 1999.  She has worked as a dancer with Scott Wells & Dancers Company (San Francisco), Justin Morrison (San Diego), Irish Modern Dance Theatre (Dublin), Sioned Hews Dance Company (Belgium), Earthfall Physical Theatre (Wales), The Curve Foundation (Scotland), and Dance Theatre of Ireland (Dublin).  In 2001, Condron won a scholarship for emerging dance artists to train at the Impulstanz Festival, Vienna, and in the same year founded the This Torsion Dance Theatre to explore movement and performance, combining dance, music, and voice.  Condron performs with the company at theatres, festivals, and alternative performance spaces in Ireland and abroad.  In 2006, she founded the Vibrate Dance Festival and acted as its Artistic Director until 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by Niamh Condron to the National Dance Archive of Ireland on 17 October 2011.




Scope and Content: Programmes, promotional material, press cuttings, recordings, and photographs relating to Niamh Condron and This Torsion Dance Theatre.

Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling Information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

System of Arrangement: Documents have been arranged into two series, Niamh Condron and This Torsion Dance Theatre.  Under each series, items have been arranged thematically by activity or choreography and chronologically by date.




Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted access to all items.

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Standard copyright regulations apply to all items.  For photocopying or reproducing material, please consult with the staff.

Language/ Scripts of Material: English, except for N30/2/2/13/7, which is in French.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: Paper documents and recordings in good condition.  Items N30/1/2/2/21/3/1/41/3/2/32/2/1/12/2/2/12/2/7/22/2/8/22/2/10/22/2/12/4, and 2/2/13/8 require a DVD player.

Finding Aids: A hard copy of the descriptive catalogue is available at the Special Collections and Archives Department, Glucksman Library, University of Limerick.




Archivist’s Note: Papers arranged and described by Anna-Maria Hajba.

Rules or Conventions: This description follows guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd edition, 2000, Irish Guidelines for Archival Description, 2009, National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997, and EAP Guidance on Data Protection for Archive Services, 2018.

Date of Description: October 2011.  Revised July 2020.


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