Hip hop trips from the margins to the mainstream

Hip hop trips from the margins to the mainstream

Ask Kyle Abraham how hip hop has influenced his choreography and a wry smile appears. That question again. “I wouldn’t regard myself as a hip-hop…

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Chimæra

Chimæra

The Kinect for X-Box 360 has changed gaming by replacing dexterous thumbs with all-body movement. Its motion-sensing technology can also be increasingly found in theatres….

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The Cove

The Cove

Dance has always had a love-hate relationship with gravity. Ethnochoreologists will point to ritual dances that sought, not only to connect individuals with each other,…

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Dancing on the edge of vertigo

Dancing on the edge of vertigo

Climbing might be a sport and a pastime, but for some it is a purely aesthetic experience, bordering on the spiritual. For them, the goal…

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Codes

Codes

The dancing body and its interaction with digital technology has provided rich collaborative pickings and Dublin-based MIDASpaces are the latest group to investigate the interaction…

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Time Bomb

Time Bomb

Memories aren’t all that interesting in themselves. What makes them interesting is how they relate to the present day, how they imprint themselves on minds…

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Dogs

Dogs

“The moment of survival is a moment of power” is the paradoxical tagline to Dogs and it provides a neat encapsulation of the choreography’s revelation…

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Straight to DVD

Straight to DVD

Sometime in the past a critic bemoaned Ponydance’s “pointless group numbers”. He or she now gets pride of place in the opening video in Straight…

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Dublin Dance Festival

Dublin Dance Festival

As she places her coat on a hanger and takes off her boots before dancing NowHere, Divya Kasturi appears to shed her past upon entering…

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The Falling Song

The Falling Song

There are a few key ingredients that contribute to the continuing success of dance troupe Junk Ensemble, and many were evident in their latest production…

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Devising a chaotic world for dance to live in

Devising a chaotic world for dance to live in

For almost 50 years, Trisha Brown’s dances have been seen in New York lofts, on the stages of the world’s greatest opera houses, or on…

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Body and Forgetting / The Wake

Body and Forgetting / The Wake

The title of Body and Forgetting neatly encapsulates much of choreographer Liz Roche’s output. As a craftswoman, her seductive choreography has always centred on the…

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