Artistic excellence and change

Artistic excellence and change

It’s been said many a time, but the story of dance in Ireland is the story of individuals. It’s a thin history, made up of…

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Counting Capital: the real value of dance in Irish society

Counting Capital: the real value of dance in Irish society

There is a photo of Fearghus Ó Conchúir in Dublin’s Docklands. He’s in the foreground, standing in scrublands and leaning back into the frame. In the background,…

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Robert Moses: Honest Bodies In Untruthful Times

Robert Moses: Honest Bodies In Untruthful Times

There is a saying ‘ it doesn’t matter who you vote for, the government always gets in.’ It’s an untrusting position with an undertow of…

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Mark Bamuthi Joseph: A Clear Voice Amidst Lines And Circles

Mark Bamuthi Joseph: A Clear Voice Amidst Lines And Circles

When Michael Collins, an Irish freedom fighter, was negotiating with British representatives Winston Churchill and Lloyd George on the treaty that would end British occupation…

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Questions on Obedient Art: Visible images and compliant bodies in twenty-first century Ireland

Questions on Obedient Art: Visible images and compliant bodies in twenty-first century Ireland

Christmas Day is prime time for television programmers. In the midst of an unchallenging collection of soap opera specials and popular action movies, Christmas Day…

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Reclaiming the Body

Reclaiming the Body

At its formation in 1922 the Irish Free State (later to become the Irish Republic) had to re-imagine its culture, a culture that would reflect…

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