Enya Belak

[Dublin Dance Festival]
DDF Summer 2021 Edition


2 weeks of fresh, daring and courageous dance online
18 May—30 May

Produced by Dublin Dance Festival
Online Broadcast Director: Enya Belak
Digital Manager Assistant: Petra Hanzlíková

Funded by The Arts Council

On-demand & Live Streamed online on EVENTIVE from Dublin, Ireland 

From 18 – 30 May, DDF celebrated their Summer 2021 Edition with two weeks of dance performances, documentaries, workshops, behind-the-scenes content and discussions online.

The Summer Edition gathered an audience of 3,199 attendees from Ireland and around the world, generating over €10K in ticket sales. All events were presented on our online broadcasting platform (DDF Home Stage) hosted by Eventive, with interactive workshops and events taking place on Zoom.



As part of the Summer 2021 Edition, we were delighted to commission 6 new digital works created in 6 different countries for presentation online. In Week One, we invited people to discover pioneering dance performances from Ireland and around the world with a collection of new and recent dance works. Two new works from Irish artists were created and filmed for broadcast in level 5 restrictions. Filmed on the Abbey stage, Liz Roche Company created a series of films in collaboration with David Coonan and Crash Ensemble. The full work, commissioned by DDF and the Abbey Theatre, will be presented live on stage as part of our Winter Edition later this year. We were also delighted to premiere Justine Doswell’s beautiful new duet, dyad, filmed in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral by Luca Truffarelli.

Our Summer Edition allowed us to continue to support dance artists and the creation of new dance work and connect with audiences, communities and friends at home and abroad during our festival month of May. It challenged audiences to try new ways of experiencing dance and it challenged us and the incredible artists we work with to learn new ways of working in order to present works digitally. Artists reported that they were happy with the work they presented and that they will continue to present work both online and for in-person audiences, even when larger live audiences are possible.