The Tipperary Dance Residency with Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company is supported by Tipperary Arts Office in partnership with The Tipperary Excel Arts Centre. The aim of the residency is to develop contemporary dance both as an artform and practice in Tipperary Town and it’s hinterland and in County Tipperary. Key programme areas include new choreographed work, a curated dance festival (Tipperary Dance Platform) which takes place in October annually, professional development opportunities for dance artists, together with a public engagement programme. The 2017 dance in school programme actively involved 120 pupils over three months at St. Ailbe’s Secondary School in Tipperary and culminated with two performances at St. Michael’s Boys National School.
The first national meeting as part of the Dance & Health Professional Development Series will take place in Nenagh Arts Centre on 10th & 11th October 2017. Initiated in 2017, the Dance and Health Project is a partnership between Kildare, Kerry and Tipperary County Councils, and Dance Ireland ,funded under the Arts Council’s Invitation to Collaboration Scheme 2017.