NDAI: Dublin Youth Dance Company

Reference Code: IE 2135 N12
Title: The Dublin Youth Dance Company Papers
Dates of Creation: 2003-2005, 2007-2011
Extent and Medium: 54 items (27 files)

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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.


Content and Structure 

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.

System of Arrangement: Documents have been divided into three series according to the aspect or activity they cover and thereunder chronologically by choreography or festival date.


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.


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