DCU’s Dance Society will host the annual All-Ireland Dance Experiment featuring several other universities as well as three outside performers, in the Helix next week, November 18th at 8pm.
The event is in its fifth year of running and is expected to sell out with audiences from DCU, Trinity College Dublin, NUI Maynooth and University College Cork expected to attend to support their respective universities.
“The Dance Experiment is a showcase for all the universities to show off their talents and experiment with new styles of dance in a friendlier environment, away from competition,” says Dance Events Officer Laura Ramsbottom.
This year’ s theme is ‘Fearless’ and all nine troops from DCU will be performing on the night and will include style such as jazz, hip-hop, Irish dancing, contemporary and ballet.
The mixed piece will also return, following DCU’s fifth straight win in this section at inter-varsities this year. The mixed piece is a combination of hip-hop, ballet, contemporary and Irish dancing, all performed as one.
Tickets to the event will cost €10 concession and €6 for students and are available from The Helix and in the Hub next week, with all proceeds going to DCU’s Cancer Society.
“I’m so excited for the Dance Experiment and it’s going to be bigger than ever this year. There are colleges from all over Ireland travelling to take part in it and we are expecting it to be a sell-out event,” said Cancer Soc chairperson and Dance committee member Stephanie Byrne.
Presenter auditions were held last week, with DCU and Voice of Ireland’s David Atkinson being selected to host the showcase.
DCU Dance was named Best Society at the DCU Society awards last year and is looking forward to another successful year with events such as Strictly Come DCU and DCU’s Best Dance Crew planned for the coming months.