There is nothing more compelling than the intimate and powerful relationship between two dancers on stage. Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick, Artistic Directors of Dance Theatre of Ireland, one of Ireland’s most esteemed companies, bring to the stage a scintillating showcase of four duets created especially for the Festival.
Well known for their fast-paced and intricate partnering, they present a new duo, together with three other duets created by renowned international choreographers and performers. These include the smart, sensual & witty work,’Intertwining’, a dance thriller by one of Austria’s leading choreographers, Willi Dorner; a new piece from award-winning, Swiss choreographer Philippe Saire, which examines the irrepressible desire for two to become one; and a new duet premiered by Alex Iseli (Switzerland) and Marie-Françoise Garcia (France), former dancers and outstanding performers with the company.
Special thanks to the Austrian and Swiss Embassies
“Connor & Yurick’s work continues to innovate, inspire and provoke… a willingness to take risks has turned the company into a prime force in Irish dance.” THE SUNDAY TIMES Post performance discussion: Thursday 13 May