Unanimous 2023 is a real success!

We are thrilled to share how well Unanimous – and our weekend of dance – went in April 2023.  114 young performers from ten youth dance groups joined us in Belfast, travelling from across the island of Ireland.

This year, for the first time, some of the young people arrived a day in advance for a workshop with the Gary Clarke Company who shared aspects of their work from ‘Wasteland’ which is currently on tour.  Gary and Shelley encouraged the groups to work together and really gel in advance of their social Ceili that evening.

On the Sunday evening, as with previous Unanimous showcase events, audiences enjoyed powerful performances from a range of enthusiastic young contemporary dance talent.  Their feedback says it all:

Amazing – so professional and inspiring, beautifully staged and such energy on stage from the dancers.

It was so well organised and such a fantastic display of the talent and creativity of youth.

Show was brilliant, enjoyed the whole evening from start to finish. Very well organised event, with amazing talent.

Alongside groups from our Youth Engagement Programmes Sutemos Youth Dance and Belfast Boys, Unanimous welcomed the following groups: Dublin Youth Dance Company, FYI Dance Club (Wicklow), Connect Youth Dance (Fermanagh), Laois Youth Dance Ensemble, Rachael Kealey Dance Company (Derry/L’Derry), Limerick Youth Dance Company, Youth Action’s Rainbow Factory (Belfast) and Ohr Dance Company (Laois).

Watch this space for more photos and film from the event.

Photo credit: Jim Corr Photography