Tipperary Dance is building a world of international contemporary dance in Tipperary.
Since 2008 Jazmín Chiodi and Alexandre Iseli have Positioned Tipperary as an International Centre for the development of contemporary dance; they have built a unique, boutique festival attracting the very best of international dance artists to Tipperary and presented 55 performances of original dance pieces from 12 countries including Argentina, Canada, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Luxembourg and more, and they have performed their own original work 119 times in 13 countries.
They have worked with 2578 children from 38 schools from 25 towns across Tipperary, and with 1831 Tipperary people in 126 classes, providing work for 59 dance teachers; they have built an international Network of dance organisations and agencies around their work in Tipperary and have been Acknowledged by the European Dance Network as a case study of best practice for relevance in the European dance sector, and much, much more.
To protect this extraordinary body of work and this invaluable cultural infrastructure in Tipperary, Alex and Jazmin have brought the work together into Tipperary Dance Company Limited by Guarantee. This new entity is inviting people to volunteer as trustees to oversee and guide the development of the work over the next decade.
The rebranding, under the artistic direction of Alexandre Iseli, will protect their decades-long experience as artists, managers and curators, while staying true to the core values that drove Tipperary Dance Platform since its inception: care, understanding, integrity, tenacity and generosity of spirit.
Tipperary Dance is now an artist-led, non-profit organisation, an international creative space that engages with artists and citizens, building and providing infrastructure(s) for the art form of dance.
This is made possible thanks to a collaborative approach that involves a network of local, stakeholders and national and international partners that includes dance companies, independent artists, public authorities, venues, festivals and other dance organisations. And, of course, our audiences and participants, and all the communities we have formed throughout the years and that have made this journey possible, helping us to deliver our highest ambition: artistic excellence and social meaningfulness.