TRACES Dance Ensemble will present new multimedia dance theatre show ‘Out Of This World!’ at Garter Lane Theatre on Friday, 26th June.
This company of exceptional dancers with Down syndrome presents a stellar show that takes its inspiration from Gustav Holst’s powerful orchestral suite ‘The Planets’, evoking the astrological characteristics of Mars, Venus, Mercury, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune (Pluto had not been discovered at the time).
For ‘Out Of This World!’ the sparky Junior TRACES dancers who are making their stage debut will join TRACES Dance Ensemble. Another treat in store as part of the evening’s programme is a breathtaking duet featuring TRACES dancer Brian McSweeney with special guest professional dancer and friend Jess Rowell.
The dancers, with choreographers Libby Seward and Jess Rowell, have created a stunning dance show brimming with energy, beauty and humour. The impressive creative team includes film artist Keith Currams, set designer Dermot Quinn (Spraoi) and lighting designer Richard Collins.
TRACES is a creative dance workshop programme for adults and young people with Down Syndrome, initiated by Artistic Director Libby Seward in 2002 in partnership with the Waterford and South Kilkenny branch of Down Syndrome Ireland and supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Waterford City and County Council through the Dance Artist in Residence Scheme.