‘I need to be able to say something when the taxi driver asks me what I do’

‘I need to be able to say something when the taxi driver asks me what I do’

Antonia Baehr is a performer, curator, producer, and writer. But is she a choreographer? “Hmm, good question,” she says. “For many years I didn’t put a…

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Dusk Ahead

Dusk Ahead

Junk Ensemble’s latest work returns to familiar territory: the state of unpredictability between pillars of certainty, a juncture to be embraced rather than feared. Dusk Ahead is…

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Damn the Circus

Damn the Circus

Those of us who have tried it will know that running away to join the circus isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The three…

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Fit / Misfit

Fit / Misfit

**** Explorations of community often descend into touchy-feely earnestness: not so Fit/Misfit, an archetypical Fringe show about fitting in that is full of flippancy, self-knowing…

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How to be a Lad(y)

How to be a Lad(y)

** The new group Ponybois might be a chip off the Ponydance block, but with none of the ironic charm, quirky characters and carefully crafted…

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Bunk

Bunk

** Fringe favourites Paperdolls return with an exploration of the darker side of sleep and dreams. A giant bed – rendered four poster by a…

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Wage

Wage

**** Wage might be a feminist polemic about inequality and the pornographisation of the female body, but at its essence is choice. Are the choices…

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That Was Us: Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance

That Was Us: Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance

Chapter on Michael Keegan Dolan, Insider and Outsider: Michael Keegan-Dolan in the Irish Dance Landscape. This collection of critical essays and artist reflections accounts for…

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Dancing in the dark: Junk Ensemble brings on the blindfolds

Dancing in the dark: Junk Ensemble brings on the blindfolds

Rehearsal studios are a bit like classrooms: even a quick visit will reveal the learning dynamic. Is there a contented hum of collaborative activity from…

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Irish aerial dance: ‘It’s taking off’

Irish aerial dance: ‘It’s taking off’

Niamh Creely took up aerial dance she was “awestruck by the immense strength and skill needed to produce such graceful movements, but I was also…

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The naked truth about dance

The naked truth about dance

Theatre audiences are only ever warned about strobe lighting and nudity. One causes epileptic fits, but what’s so dangerous about the other? Quite a lot,…

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Dancing from down under to Dublin

Dancing from down under to Dublin

The Dublin Dance Festival is always comfortably familiar. Now on its third artistic director, the festival’s format hasn’t changed much since it’s inception in 2002, even if…

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