NDAI: Dublin Dance Festival

Reference Code: IE 2135 N8
Title: The Dublin Dance Festival Papers
Dates of Creation: 2002-2014
Extent and Medium: 4 standard boxes, 5 telescopic boxes, 10 outsize items (170 files)

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Name of Creator(s): Dublin Dance Festival (formerly International Dance Festival Ireland).

Administrative/ Biographical History: International Dance Festival Ireland was inaugurated in 2002 under the guidance of Catherine Nunes to pioneer the promotion of contemporary dance in Ireland.  Originally a biennial event, the Festival was an immediate success, attracting international work from highly respected artists.  In September 2007, Laurie Uprichard replaced Nunes as Artistic Director, and the festival name was changed to Dublin Dance Festival.  From 2008, the Festival has been an annual event and continues to feature a breadth of international artists while also show­casing the best of Irish contemporary dance.  More information about the festival and its history can be found at www.dublindancefestival.ie.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by Eleanor Creighton of Dublin Dance Festival to the National Archive of Ireland on 12 April 2011.  Additional items received in March 2012, February and August 2013, and June 2014.


Content and Structure

Scope and Content: Programmes, posters, flyers and recordings illustrating the events and activities of International Dance Festival Ireland (renamed Dublin Dance Festival in September 2007) since its inception in 2002.

System of Arrangement: The material has been arranged chronologically by festival year and thereunder according to the form of the records.


Conditions of Access and Use

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, some items in Slovenian.


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