Dancing at the ghost estates

Dancing at the ghost estates

The quotation “writing about music is like dancing about architecture” has been attributed to many people, including Frank Zappa and Elvis Costello. But whoever coined…

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Confidence and sure-footedness

Confidence and sure-footedness

Much of what happened in dance during 2011 gave hope for the future. But some of what happened gave fear for the past. Emerging choreographers…

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Did Beyoncé step on a dancer’s toes?

Did Beyoncé step on a dancer’s toes?

Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Andy Warhol, Twiggy and Diana Ross were some of the inspirations for Beyoncé’s music recent video Countdown. But two contemporary dance…

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John Scott

John Scott

When John Scott was young, his father who was a lighting designer, would bring him backstage at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre. There he would see the…

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Bodies of knowledge and experience

Bodies of knowledge and experience

On a warmly lit stage, two bodies are prostrate, facing the audience. They kneel, foreheads touching the floor. On one, a straight-lined set of vertebrae…

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Ireland steps up as immigration leader

Ireland steps up as immigration leader

As Europe wrestles with its relatively new status as an immigrant continent, an unlikely leader is emerging: Ireland. Historically known for its high emigration rates, the…

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Two Ocean Thrill

Two Ocean Thrill

You’ve spent months fiddling with the tiniest details to personalise your wedding, so why stop there? Sure, you can choose your honeymoon destination by flicking…

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