British Council Ireland were delighted to work with Light Moves Festival to support the Dance and Ecology workshop with UK artist and choreographer Rosemary Lee, who shared her thoughts about making dance work for outdoor sites, illustrated with stills and film extracts of her past works over the last decade. She touched on themes of dance, nature and community and explored what makes dance unique in its potential to strengthen our engagement with the natural environment. After her presentation she led a workshop outdoors focusing on attentiveness and connectivity, followed by a chance for participants to discuss and share thoughts together.

This workshop was supported by a series of wrap-around community activities led by DL.BRIDGE Artist Katy Hewison in collaboration with Rosemary Lee and Learning and Engagement Facilitator Aoife Doherty from Limerick City Gallery of Art. These activities engaged focus groups from the local community in Limerick who looked at responses to the Global Youth Climate Letter and engaged with broader questions of climate action and community.

The Dance and Ecology Workshop with Rosemary Lee was co-organised as part of the Stronger Together programme of the British Council. Presented in partnership with Dance Ireland .

Past Projects

In 2021 our global programme The Climate Connection reached 235 million young people across the world and gathered youth voices to support recommendations for policy makers. This year our climate change activities in EU Europe will continue to bring young people together to share ideas and reflect on how to meet the challenges of the climate crisis.

We work with young activists, researchers, entrepreneurs, artists and journalists on activities inspired by the recommendations of young people’s call for action and the Global Youth Letter in the run-up to COP27 which is taking place in Egypt in November 2022.