IRIE! Dance Theatre

African Dance SE14 6LU Tel: 020 8691 6099

Irie! Dance Theatre

Type of work
African-Caribbean Dance Theatre

Company policy
To provide education and training, outreach work and performance in dance, which is based on stimuli derived from Africa, the Caribbean and Europe.

Review Extracts
“an enjoyable and accessible evening of dance from skilled and committed performers.” Stuart Sweeney, Dance Europe May 2002

Production highlights
Learning from our past, preparing for tomorrow
In recognition of the bicentenary of the abolition of the trans Atlantic slave trade in British ships, IRIE! Dance theatre presents Learning from our past, preparing for tomorrow, a national touring production and education programme, which will provide audiences and workshop participants with an opportunity to explore parts of the history and the impact of the descendents of slaves on British culture.

Warm Sands and Grey Skies
Looking closely at the importance of movement and music linked to ritual and rites as a way in which African people would have ensured their survival through brutal and ugly times, Warm Sands and Grey Skies will invoke a sense of their physical and spiritual progression. Investigating the music, dance and politics of the day and how this helped to shape the cultural landscape, will give Warm Sands and Grey Skies the conviction to present what would have informed and influenced the synergy which we now recognise as contemporary fusion or urban mix.

Over the years, IRIE! has delivered a variety of exciting workshops and recidencies in schools, colleges, youth and community groups throughout London and the regions. For more details please visit

Booking: IRIE! dance theatre takes bookings for education and community workshops/residencies throughout the year. For further information or informal discussion, please contact IRIE!‘s Education & Community Outreach Officer.

Permanent staff
Beverley Glean – Artistic Development Director
Judith Palmer – Administration Manager
Ana Carlsen – Education & Community Outreach Officer
Bob Lanewala – Finance Officer

Size of company
small scale

IRIE! Dance Theatre
The Moonshot Centre
Fordham Park
Angus St.
New Cross
London SE14 6LU

Tel: 020 8691 6099


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