Young People’s Dance Project
15th December 2022
Newry and Armagh Young People’s Partnership recently completed a dance and film project with Du Dance company which focusses on inclusivity, cross community, inter cultural and intergenerational work.
Five young people aged 13-16 who receive social services support from the Southern Trust, took part in the project which helped them to explore and express their feelings through dance and film.
Funded through Children in Need’s Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, the project involved a series of workshops followed by two days filming and production of their short film called ‘The Effect.’
The work was showcased to invited guests at a special screening in the Marketplace Theatre, giving the young people an opportunity for their family and friends to view their creation which they had worked so effortlessly on.
The feedback from the night was very positive. One young person involved in the project said:
“It was so good an experience like I never had” and “I really enjoyed the Du Dance and would do it again if I could. I enjoyed going to the beach for the day, I had never been to the Armagh Planetarium or Armagh gaol before and I enjoyed how my family were able to come to see the film”.
Picture (1) L-R: Mags Byrne, Du Dance Director and Aoife McGinnity, Outreach Young People’s Partnership for the Southern Trust.
Picture (2) L-R: Mags Byrne, Du Dance Director, Carrie Ann Rafferty Young People’s Partnership Team Manager, Louise O’Neill, Du Dance Manager, Aoife McGinnity, Outreach Young People’s Partnership for the Southern Trust.