THRESHHOLD/ UBU / OPEN FACES

09 Jun 2008 - 10 Jun 2008

€15

Threshold Director Marc Rees brings together two extraordinary performers and two brand new talents in a unique, strange and flamboyant artwork that brings explorations from the dilapidated Palace to the stage of Taliesin. Thresholdsifts through its abandoned artefacts, playing in…

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I CAN'T SLEEP

05 Jun 2008 - 07 Jun 2008

€9

' I can't stop thinking about sausage rolls because I had sausage rolls earlier, but the harder I try not to think about sausage rolls, the more I can't stop thinking about sausage rolls. Now my head is full of…

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IT'S A CULTURAL THING OR IS IT, A TRAVELLER IN PROGRESS

26 May 2008 - 31 May 2008

€18

Based on the life experiences of Michael Collins, a Traveller, who remembers his childhood through innocent eyes. The performance sees Michael going from living in the fields of Kilbeggan in a barrel top wagon to living in a tent at…

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FROZEN/ TWO WORLDS LIE AT THEIR FEET

24 May 2008 - 24 May 2008

€14

Shakram Dance Company present a double bill of film, dance, theatre and sound.Frozen is a dance film set in the streets of Dublin and in the Garden of Remembrance. It presents a dilemma in the contemporary Irish psyche struggling to…

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THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA

21 May 2008 - 07 Jun 2008

€25

Lisa Jones is searching for something she lost on a flight from New York to London. It is giving her much cause for concern when an odd looking man appears to explain how she may have lost the precious artefact,…

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THE SPECTRE AND THE SPHERE

Exhibitions/ 16 May 2008 - 21 Jun 2008

€0

Jesse Jones FREE ADMISSION Jesse Jones' commissioned 16mm film The Spectre and the Sphere evokes the spectres of ideology and amplifies residual voices that haunt the cultural vessels of history. It examines how the spaces of our popular imagining such…

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SILVER STARS

15 May 2008 - 18 May 2008

€14

Long interested in ideals of manliness, songwriter Sean Millar found powerful expression in the life stories of older gay Irish men.Supported by Bealtaine, the nationwide celebration of creativity in older age, Sean began gathering these stories and transforming them to…

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HELGARD HAUG PUBLIC INTERVIEW

14 May 2008 - 14 May 2008

€2

Rimini Protokoll will bring their current production; Call Cutta in a Box to this year's We Are Here 3.0 festival, presented by Project Arts Centre and Dublin Docklands Development Authority.Supported by the Goethe Institut, Helgard Haug will participate in a…

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PALIMPSEST

13 May 2008 - 17 May 2008

€14

'My husband can't count 3. He can only count 4. Every now and then he has to do a hop to make up. 3 and 12 were the only times we'd meet up.' Older and younger dancers, people who dance…

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THE EYES OF BABYLON

05 May 2008 - 10 May 2008

€14

Lance Corporal Jeff Key, United States Marine, used 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' to eyewitness to the world the wrongs of US Policy in Iraq. Key came out on CNN's Paula Zahn Now on 31/03/04. This gripping one man play is…

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LIGHTNING STRIKES

05 May 2008 - 10 May 2008

€10

Celebrated Director Patrick Wilde brings the world premiere of Matt Ian Kelly's play to Dublin. Good looking Tom wears the right clothes, goes to the right clubs, has friends who support him yet he doesn't feel like he "fits". Tom's…

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NIJINSKY'S LAST DANCE

05 May 2008 - 10 May 2008

€14

IRISH PREMIERE Ricardo Melendez is a tour-de-force who takes us on a mesmerizing journey. Nijinsky, the tragic Russian ballet dancer's sweeping rise to fame and his ultimate decent into madness. Nijinsky's Last Dance - a huge hit at the Edinburgh…

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THE GIRLY SIDE OF BUTCH

05 May 2008 - 10 May 2008

€16

EUROPEAN PREMIERE 'Priscilla' comes to Dublin live and direct from Adelaide Australia! Rochelle, Fifi and Vonni - 3 Australian TV icons in their hilarious cabaret show. From the hey day of "Les Girls" when gender bending was a mystery to…

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THIS TWO/ SHE WAS A KNIFE THROWERS ASSISTANT

03 May 2008 - 03 May 2008

€20

girl jonah premieres She Was A Knife Thrower's Assistant and presents This Two in their first appearance at the Dublin Dance Festival. These intimate duets are executed in their own unique style as they embark on a fascinating journey to…

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DANCES FOR AIRPORTS

29 Apr 2008 - 01 May 2008

€20

  "Dances for Airports is a minimalist solo inspired by, and performed to, Brian Eno's Music for Airports. Skaggs performs an emotional and kinetic response to Eno's music in a simple and spiritual space. Lighting designer David Ferri creates an…

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RANKEFOD

29 Apr 2008 - 30 Apr 2008

€20

'A magical dance animal who continuously spellbinds the eye' Berlingske Tidende Rankefod is an evolutionary solo performance celebrating the origin of the species by awardwinning Danish choreographer Kitt Johnson. An anatomical marvel, Johnson moves like a magical creature from a…

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OUT OF TIME

26 Apr 2008 - 28 Apr 2008

€20

Out of Time is a solo performance by Colin Dunne. Known for his innovation, Dunne pushes the boundaries of traditional Irish dance to present an intimate, personal and provocative perspective of his contemporary relationship with the art form. With the…

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WALK DON'T RUN

25 Apr 2008 - 26 Apr 2008

€20

Dublin Dance Festival and Dance Ireland are committed to providing dance artists with opportunities and platforms from which to present their work. Supported by Culture Ireland, Re-Presenting Ireland is a mixed bill of Irish dance work, a showcase for some…

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SOLO3

24 Apr 2008 - 25 Apr 2008

€20

Current DDF Artist in Residence Jenny Roche presents a series of three solo pieces in this evening of dance. Roche performs the work of renowned choreographers John Jasperse and Jodi Melnick from the US and Liz Roche from Ireland. This…

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PORTRAIT

21 Apr 2008 - 22 Apr 2008

€20

He is deaf. He got deaf from being yelled at over the years. Portrait presents several stories about guilt, lack of forgiveness and blameful relationships. The performers explore notions of refuge, morality, hidden obsessions, children's games and loneliness in a…

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