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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Made in Dublin

Made in Dublin

In its 21-year history, Dance Ireland has evolved from a quasi-union for dancers based in makeshift studios to a representative body providing a range of…

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Pas de Chat and Last Land

Pas de Chat and Last Land

If past experiences are revealed through our body language, then a dancer’s body is the sum total of thousands of classes, rehearsals and performances. Dancer…

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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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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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