Sibéal Davitt

Caught in a loop with a set of impossible rules, Gameshow is a dance performance triggered by memories. It explores how female performers are often put in boxes and how sometimes we need to get it wrong to get it right. Sibéal mined part of her work in the creation of 72 Hour Lost Weekend, and she is the final figure we see in the film as she passes through the rain and out into the warm light of the day.

Supported by An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Dance Ireland and Carlow Arts Festival.

Gameshow (Excerpt)


Sibéal Davitt is a dance artist and performer from Dublin. Her style of dance is influenced by contemporary, classical and Irish traditional ‘sean-nós’ dance, having trained in all styles from a young age. In 2009 she won ‘Glas Vegas’, a national talent competition televised on TG4, and subsequently performed in Las Vegas and at leading venues around the world. As part of the 1916 commemorations, Sibéal choreographed and performed in RTÉ’s ‘Centenary’ which was televised live on Easter Monday from the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. In April 2016, Sibéal performed as part of ‘Embodied’, a series of 6 solos by Irish female choreographers commissioned by GPO: Witness History Public Art Commission and Dublin Dance Festival. In 2019 Sibéal was one of five recipients of An Chomhairle Ealaíon’s inaugural Markievicz award. She was Dance Ireland’s 2020 Associate Artist and used these supports to begin the process of making two new works; Leanaimis and Minseach.

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