Peace Walls 2014

Supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, through a Small Grant, in May 2014, DU Dance devised a new short performance piece and workshop following on directly from our spring 2013 tour Escape, as part of the company’s CROSSING THE DIVIDE programme. This new work focuses on Peace Walls around the world.

This project recognises the potential young people hold for the future, and through a creative exploration of peace walls in Northern Ireland and across the world including Berlin and Palestine, we will explore issues around contentious, contested and divided environments that can lead to intolerance and social divisions.

The performance piece and workshops use the physical attributes of walls and divisions to explore the political and social connotations that they throw up. This project will enable young people to explore difference and to learn what it means to live as part of an interdependent, inclusive society.

The company plans to tour this work to schools, youth and community centres in Belfast and Co Antrim subject to funding.