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Ninette De Valois Festival of Dance - 'Madam'

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Blessington

Tramway Theatre

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Saturday 30th June

12.00PM: Tramway Theatre will host ‘Madame’ - a roundtable discourse on Ninette de Valois with invited guests including Paul Johnstone of Dance Ireland and Joanna Banks, one of the last dancers who worked with de Valois. Also in attendance Anna Meadmore of the Royal Ballet School. The event will be facilitated by TV Producer Ann Makower (formerly of RTE).

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Saturday 31st June

2.30PM: FREE EVENT - Russborough House and the Beit Foundation will host an Afternoon Tea Dance at The Hippodrome where the award-winning Ballymore Eustace Concert Band will perform dance hits from the 1920’s – 1970’s. Entrance is free, and all are invited to dress in period costumes of their choice.


Sunday 1st July

12.00PM: FREE EVENT - Main Street in Blessington Ceremonial unveiling of memorial to Ninette de Valois to remind all who pass of her wonderful legacy and special place among her community. Following this ceremony there will be an afternoon of Music and Dance Festivities in the Main Square with guest musicians and dancers, celebrating the Spirit of Dance sown in Ninette’s soul through learning Irish Dances in her young formative days as a child in Blessington.

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