Dance Project – Global Water Dances

For the second year, children and adults of Starling Dance Theatre took part in the Global Water Dances: Dancing for Clean Water Everywhere!  This amazing world-wide community dance event connected over 170 participating sites to raise awareness of issues around drinking water access globally and local water issues.

Also part of Arts, Activism, and the Environment, and Cruinniu Na Nog at Cork Midsummer Festival it connected so many people here in Cork:

We are thrilled to have come together June 2019 with members of the communit, students of Scoil Bernadette working with dance artist Lisa Cahill, Lightbulb and UCC Youth Theatres, visiting students of James Madison University, USA. Aoife Desmond with River Action, Roksana Niewadzisz, Emma Woodhouse, The Department of Theatre, UCC, Mark Garavan and Orla O’Donovan – editors of the Community Development Journal launching a Special issue: Water, Anti-privatisation Struggles and The Commons-. The Glucksman Gallery, and many more. With Garry Jones of The Harmonic Forge leading all of us into a wonderful world of unique musical instruments and sounds.

To all those who took part and/or lent a helping hand, a huge thank you!

Here is our facebook live video

More pictures and videos will be linked later.

For more information on the event and if you are interested in taking part in the future visit:




Happy January!

Happy New Year! Classes for children and adults will resume from 2nd Feb 2019 – & first week of February. Call 086 877630 to get in touch!

In the meantime – enjoy this inspiring video – The Dance Magazine’s video of the month! 2019 is all about seeing things in a new way!!!

Color us With Sounds – Andrey Zhilski & Jegor Gordejev a.k.a. bboy Ego

Step Up Dance Programme 2018

As our premiere dance audience event this fall, we went to see:

Step Up Dance Programme 2018 – a triple bill performance, a new work entitled I Call To You by Catherine Young, MinEvent by Merce Cunningham, arranged and staged by Daniel Squire; and Every Gesture by John Scott. This year’s selected dancers were:  Rocio Dominquez, Katrina Galvin, Mintesinot Getachew, Rebecca Lee, Evgenia Sizmina and Kathy Young.

What a treat! Thank you for touring Cork, thank you to the Firkin Crane for tickets and thank you to everyone who came out for the evening!





Dance Audience

Attending creative dance, contemporary dance and dance theatre performances, where I am based, is a rare treat.

When local, national and international work is touring Cork, or the South of Ireland, I love getting a group – a small dance audience – together to see current work.  It also provides an opportunity to chat and discuss dance with other enthusiasts.

In the meantime, I share some of my finds of current dance work – pieces where I’d love to be in the audience.


I am a huge fan of dance that highlights/ works with/brings awareness to issues inherent in our society. My next tip for those of you who like to see more contemporary dance is this short film of the DanceAttacks / Project MoDem  by Compagnia Zappala Danza in the city of Catania, Sicily, from 2015/16.  My amazing sister Isabella Boldt is dancing in this work. So a huge thank you to her for sharing it!

Global Water Dances

A worldwide community dance event – on the same day people are dancing for a good cause in so many places across the world. See a short video of dances from the previous years. This event akes place June 2017 – we are part of it! and again in June 2019!