C O U N T E R | C U L T U R E – New Commissioned Work


After the success of the 2017 work WALK, RUN, DANCE, once again Olwyn Lyons fellow dance artist Sibéal Davitt have been commissioned by CoisCéim Dance Theatre‘s to lead and choreography a new piece with CoisCéim Creative Steps. 

This new project titled, C O U N T E R | C U L T U R E  will kick off this January with a series contemporary dance workshops and is aimed at young people with a passion for performance and movement.

C O U N T E R | C U L T U R E  draws inspiration from Olwyn and Sibéal’s professional training and experience in Contemporary, Hip Hop and Irish Traditional sean-nós and their desire to scratch beneath the surface to discover other forms of dance with Creative Steps dancers.

Click here for more details or email to book your place.


Dancer in Residence Clonmel Junction Festival

IMG_8682-finishedOlwyn is honoured to be announced as this years Dancer in Residence of the @clonmeljunctionfestival 🌟

Olwyn will be staging her new show Age of Influence performed by Dance Artists Sibéal Davitt and Jade O’ Connor with local young dancers 💃

If you are aged 14 – 25 years with an interest in performance, movement and dance check out how to get involved below:

Age of Influence draws inspiration from Olwyn’s professional training and experience in Contemporary and Hip Hop dance. Choreography will be accompanied by a driving, rhythmical musical score that will support the dynamic, percussive nature of the work.

Expect this collaborative project between Olwyn and the young performers to feature energetic music and powerful imaginative dance – showcasing the best of local talent.


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📸 Photo Credit: @kirstyalyons

Surrender Navigation performance in The Five Lamps Festival


Surrender Naigation

Olwyn, Emily, Jade and Millie are a team of movers, following sensation like a migrating flock. As their repetitive movements become hypnotic, they invite you to surrender to the beat.

Surrender Navigation deconstructs what makes us want to dance. The dancers’ controlled and carefully choreographed movements become an extension of the music until individual voices emerge.

Choreography: Sibéal Davitt and dancers
Dancers: Olwyn Lyons, Emily Kilkenny Roddy, Jade O’Connor, Millie Daniel-Dempsey

Presented as part of Rock Hard Women for The Five Lamps Arts Festival 2018



New Term Open Level Hip Hop

Hip Hop Poster 2017.pngHip Hop class for adults recommences for a brand new term.

When: Every Wednesday from 13th September 2017

Time: 6.30 – 7.30pm

Location: Dance Ireland, Dance House, Foley Street, Dublin 1

Fee:  €10 drop-in rate

Come enjoy a fun, high-energy dance class.

Join Olwyn in studio and every week you will learn a fresh hip hop dance routine to a chart hit while improving your overall fitness. Classes incorporate elements of a variety of dance styles including jazz, contemporary and break dance.

This open level class is ideal for both people with basic street dance knowledge and for those who want to be pushed to a more advanced level, developing their own sense of style.

Screening of Short Dance Film at Irish and International Film Festivals during November

Film Collaboration – THERE 


Olwyn collaborated with Filmmaker Ciarán Maginn and Composer Neil Anderson to create the short dance film, THERE.

Direction/Written Ciarán Maginn

Sound Design/Written Neil Anderson

Choreography/performer Olwyn Lyons

Throughout 2015 THERE has been screened at various film festivals:-

The Firehouse Film Contest Filmbase, Dublin (Ireland)  
Dance Film Festival (U.K.) 
Lightmoves Festival of Screen Dance (Ireland) 
Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (Romania) 



On location at Giant’s Causeway, Antrim, Northern Ireland (March 2015)

Hip Hop Workshops at Electric Picnic 2015

Olwyn was invited to teach Hip Hop workshops as part of Dance Days  at Electric Picnic 2015.

Dance Days Workshops are presented by Dublin Dance Festival and Dance Ireland.

Dancers Olwyn Lyons and Sibéal Davitt

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Short Dance Film screened at Dance Film Festival UK 2015, London



Olwyn collaborated with filmmaker Ciarán Maginn and composer Neil Anderson to create the short dance film,  THERE

This  film was selected to be screened this month at Dance Film Festival UK 


Direction/Written by Ciarán Maginn

Sound Design/Written by Neil Anderson

Choreography/performer Olwyn Lyons



On location at Giant’s Causeway, Antrim, Northern Ireland (March 2015)

Step Up Dance Project 2015

Photo Credit Maurice Gunning

Olwyn was recently selected to participate in this years Step Up Dance Project 2015.

Now in its fourth year, Step Up Dance Project aims to bridge the gap between dance education and professional contemporary dance practice in Ireland.  Step Up is an intensive programme of classes, development, rehearsals and performance, directed by a guest choreographer.

This project is in partnership between Dance Limerick, Dance Ireland, The Arts Council and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick.


Photo Credit Maurice Gunning

Under the direction of internationally renowned French choreographer Hélène Cathala, Olwyn worked intensively with fellow contemporary dancers Amy Robyn Lyster, Hayley Cunningham, Jessie Keenan and Marion Cronin.


Photo Credit Maurice Gunning

The training and rehearsals of the project culminated in the new contemporary dance work, Hopscotch. The piece was then performed at Dance Limerick, the Firkin Crane in Cork and Dance House in Dublin.

Hopscotch explores the predicament of five individuals caught in a game where the rules are constantly changing. Confronting the reality of being part of a group, they ask: How do we deal with rules? How can we trick each other? How can we survive? Do we struggle or surrender?