Promoting enthusiasm for dance in Northern Ireland by encouraging artists to flourish in their creativity and sharing contemporary dance with the wider community.
Green Light Dance Company is newly established in 2021 by experienced dance artist Suzannah McCreight. This new Belfast-based company will support the professional development of local dance artists while promoting the appreciation of contemporary dance in the wider community.
Having worked as a dancer, choreographer, rehearsal director, dance teacher and college/university lecturer, Suzannah now shares her expertise and passion for dance through this company that will promote her choreography, connect with local independent artists and provide classes to people of all ages and abilities.
Green Light Dance Company is established as a community interest company (CIC) to serve the community through dance.
To see examples and get a flavour of Suzannah's previous choreographic work, see her showreel from a few years ago.
(We hope to have a new one soon!)
Photo by Patrick Burnier. Dancer: David Willdridge
WHAT WE DO
Photo by Simon Richardson. Dancers Claire Grant & Luke Wells
Green Light Dance Company promotes the work of its Artistic Director Suzannah McCreight along with that of other creatives. Having worked as a freelance choreographer for over 20 years, she continues to develop her work whilst inviting other artists to get involved. Commissions from other companies and proposals for collaborations are welcomed.
Photo by Mark McCormick. Dancer Suzannah McCreight
Dance and movement coaching is offered to local dance artists, actors and other creatives as well as choreographic mentoring. Company director Suzannah McCreight brings her experience in professional-level teaching, somatic training, Laban studies and professional rehearsal direction to help support the professional development of others.
Education & Classes
Improving community engagement and nurturing talent is important to Green Light Dance Company. Workshops in contemporary dance are offered to schools, community groups and the corporate sector. Get in touch if you would like to book a session. More regular classes will launch in 2022. If you want to join an online class via Zoom in 2021, get in touch via the contact page.
Photo by Tundun Obidipe Dancers Elevate Apprentice Company
Dance for wellness
We have been involved with Utility Street men's hostel over the past year offering movement and relaxation classes on a 'Keys to Life' programme. The men found it helpful mostly in learning how to unwind and relax, which is a challenge for many of them. This has been a reminder that both activity and rest are important in movement and general wellness.Looking forward to more involvement with charity Harmoni in delivering this.
Last year, adult movement exploration classes were held on Tuesday evenings at 8pm - 9pm starting 2nd November. Professional/ advanced-level contemporary dance ran on Thursday mornings. We are looking at how and where to run in person classes and possibly more on zoom. Let us know if interested.
Having worked in Northern Ireland as an independent artist for over 15 years, Suzannah McCreight launches Green Light Dance Company in October 2021 to help improve the ecology for dance in Northern Ireland whilst providing a platform for her own work. Green Light Dance Company hopes to both ignite and nurture an appreciation for dance in people from all walks of life. Encouraging people to 'go for it' in dance is something that will benefit enthusiasts of all experience levels.
Photo by Alicia Clarke
Dancer Naomi Cook
Professional Development with Helen Hall
Freelance dance artist Helen Hall has been creating the new solo project 'Collecting Moments' for initial performances in Belfast and Derry. She will be further developing the work in association with Green Light Dance Company under the mentorship of Suzannah McCreight.
Collaboration with composer Nick Boyle
Continuing a project which began as a commission for Echo Echo Festival 2021, Pianist/composer Nick Boyle with Suzannah McCreight as choreographer/performer are working to complete 'Peregrine' - a series of four solos that are presented on a walking tour. We're looking for venues once Covid restrictions lift.
Expressions of interest
Green Light Dance Company welcomes expressions of interest for possible future projects. We hope to support independent artists at any stage of their development by creating an environment that makes being an artist a little less lonely and lot more fruitful!
Suzannah was commissioned to create work for Dance Associate's 'Dance Impact' project, promoting awareness of male mental health. 'Allies' is a trio about brotherhood inspired by events in Ukraine, in collaboration with composer Nick Boyle.
see 'Allies' on YouTube here
For any enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone+44(0)7761425804 or fill in the form below.
20 Luxor Gardens
Belfast BT5 5NB
Got an idea?
If you have a proposal for a project involving the collaboration or support of Green Light Dance Company, or simply want to share your vision, get in touch. We're particularly keen to help independent artists to feel less alone!
Photo by Patrick Burnier.
Dancers David Willdridge & Charlotte Blinkhorn