Dance / Festival / Music / 26-27 May 2023

Best Regards

Tickets: €22/€18 (+ €1 booking fee)

This event is part of Dublin Dance Festival 2023 - click here to see the full programme at Project.

There will be a post-show talk after the performance on Friday 26th May.

Show Time: 19:30 | 60mins

“Dear N, you were too much.” With these words, dancer Wendy Houston opened her farewell letter to friend and colleague Nigel Charnock, a few days after his death.  

Best Regards, by Italian dancer and choreographer Marco D’Agostin, is a touching tribute to his late mentor. It’s a letter written to someone who will never answer. A dance in the shadow (or light) of Charnock – pioneering performer and co-founder of British dance company, DV8 Physical Theatre.  

D’Agostin met and worked with the irrepressible Charnock in 2010. Inspired by his hyperkinetic and explosive performances, this encounter was to change the way D’Agostin thought about dance and its possibilities forever.  

Best Regards is an exercise in memory. It’s an invitation to the audience to consider: what would you write to someone who will never read your words? It’s D’Agostin’s way of saying: “Dear N, I wanted to be too much too”. 


Please note that this show contains flashing lights.

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Created and performed by Marco D’Agostin

Sound & Graphics: LSKA

Texts: Chiara Bersani, Marco D’Agostin, Azzurra D’Agostino, Wendy Houstoun

Lighting: Giulia Pastore

Set building: Simone Spangaro

Scientific Advice: The Nigel Charnock Archive, Roberto Casarotto

Dramaturgical Advice: Chiara Bersani, Claudio Cirri, Alessandro Sciarroni

Technical Advice: Eleonora Diana, Luca Poncetta, Andrea Sanson, Paola Villani

Movement Coach: Marta Ciappina

Technician: Paolo Tizianel

Promotion: Damien Modolo

Organisation & Administration: Eleonora Cavallo, Federica Giuliano

Producer: VAN

Coproducers: KLAP Maison pour la danse à Marseille; Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis; CCN2-Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble; ERT – Emilia Romagna Fondazione


Marco D’Agostin is an Italian artist active in the fields of dance and performance, winner of the UBU award as best performer under 35. He is associate artist at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan.

His work questions the role and functioning of memory, and focuses on the relationship between performer and spectator. Dance, a complex geography in which sounds, words and movements constantly collide, tends towards the emotional compromise of the ones who perform and the ones who watch.

After training with internationally renowned masters (Yasmeen Godder, Nigel Charnock, Rosemary Butcher, Wendy Houstoun, Emio Greco), he began his career as an interpreter, dancing for, among others, Claudia Castellucci / Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, Alessandro Sciarroni, Liz Santoro, Iris Erez, Tabea Martin.

He presented his works in many European festivals and venues (Rencontres choréographiques int. de Seine-Saint-Denis, Théatre de La Ville in Paris, Les Brigittines in Brussels, The Place Theater in London, Sala Hiroshima in Barcelona, Tanzhaus Zürich, Schaubühne in Leipzig, SESC Pompeia in Sao Paolo, Santarcangelo Festival, Romaeuropa, VIE Festival, Torinodanza, OperaEstate, among others).


“A jewel.” Le Monde

“(An) unstoppable firework of skill.” La Stampa

“A smart and melancholic piece, subtle and passionate.” paneacquaculture (I)


Best Regards is supported by: Points communs, Nouvelle scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise et du Val d’Oise; Centrale Fies; Marche Teatro/inTeatro Festival; the WorkRoom (Fattoria Vittadini); Teatro Comunale di Vicenza; L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora | La Corte; Ospitale ::: Centro di Residenza Emilia Romagna; ARTEFICI.ResidenzeCreativeFvg di ArtistiAssociati.

Supported by Dunne & Crescenzi and Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

Dublin Dance Festival is proudly supported by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council.

Project Arts Centre is proudly supported by The Arts Council and Dublin City Council.


Please note that this show contains flashing lights.

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