Dance / 17-28 May 2011


Show Time: Various times

Dublin Dance Festival is back at Project Arts Centre from 17 – 28 May with the very best in international and Irish contemporary dance. Check out the following links to find out more about these spectacular events:
Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18 May – 9pm (60mins)
Hiroaki Umeda (Japan): Haptic & Adapting for Distortion
Space Upstairs – €20 / €18 Conc / €16 Early Bird
Young Japanese choreographer and artist Hiroaki Umeda will present two of his works, recognised for their integration of the latest computing technology and his street-dance influenced movement style.
Thursday 19 & Friday 20 May – 7pm (50mins)
Mugiyono Kasido (Indonesia): Bagaspati & Kabar Kabur
Cube – €15 / €12 Conc / €10 Early Bird
Using his background in classical Javanese dance, renowned for its tautness and intricate coordination, Mugiyono has created an homage to the cycles of the sun in Bagaspati.In contrast, Kabar Kabur sees Mugiyono occupy a tiny square of the stage to use his body as a metaphor for society at large.
Friday 20 May @ 9pm & Saturday 21 May @ 8pm – (60mins)
José Navas (Québec, Canada): Personae
Space Upstairs – €20 / €18 Conc / €16 Early Bird
José Navas returns to Dublin Dance Festival with his newest work, following his memorable performance of Miniatures at DDF 2009.Revealing various aspects of character, Personae will invite the viewer on a journey through the soul accompanied by a varied selection of music, including Vivaldi, Patti Smith and Ravel. Contains nudity.
Sunday 22 & Monday 23 May – 6pm (50mins)
Balbir Singh Dance Company (UK): Decreasing Infinity
Cube – €15 / €12 Conc / €10 Early Bird
Decreasing Infinity, a duet for two men created by emerging choreographer Balbir Singh, brings together Kathak (a north Indian classical dance style) and contemporary dance. Clear, sharp and intensely rhythmic, the dance is accompanied by a tabla player and a human beatboxer, who improvise a driving and edgy live sound score.
Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 May – 8pm (70mins)
Compagnie Sui Generis (France): Fractale & -transire-
Space Upstairs – €20 / €18 Conc / 416 Early Bird
Fractale begins with a simple touch. Three dancers, standing on stage in swimwear, add layer upon layer of simple touches to become a constantly moving sculpture. Set to music from Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, this mesmerising trio evokes a sense of spirituality from the complex patterns created by its simple structure.
Monday 23, Tuesday 24, Friday 27, Saturday 28 @ 10pm, Wednesday 25 @ 9pm(30mins)
ponydance (Ireland) – Anybody Waitin’?
Project Bar – €10 / €8 Conc / €7 Early Bird
Leonie is waiting for Paula, Paula is waiting for a man, Bryan is waiting to be included. We are all waiting for something, mostly for something to happen so, if you’re in Project Bar, you have come to the right place.
Limited seating will be available. Some audience members will be required to stand.
Friday 27 & Saturday 28 May – 7pm (40mins)
Koncentrat (Poland): Floe
Cube – €15 / €12 Conc / €10 Early Bird
A woman in a black evening gown enters the stage, sets up a microphone and takes up her position at the control desk. A man, dressed as if he’s going to a rock gig, begins to talk about his life as a choreographer and shows the results of years of making movement. He talks the audience through the dance, which is based around simple contrasts. Is he serious, is he for real? Go with the Floe.
Friday 27 & Saturday 28 May – 8pm (60mins)
Fearghus Ó Conchúir (Ireland): Tabernacle (2011, World Premiere)
Space Upstairs – €20 / €18 Conc / €16 Early Bird
Tabernacle is a new choreography by Fearghus Ó Conchúir about the Catholic Church and the making of the Irish body. Created in collaboration with singer and composer Iarla Ó Lionáird, visual artist Sarah Browne and a quintet of experienced performers, Tabernacle investigates authority, control and the individual search for purposeful living.
Wednesday 25 May – 6pm-7.30pm
Between the lines: Dance criticism under the spotlight
Cube –  Free Admission: tickets available on the door
At its best, critical writing on dance seeks to illuminate, interpret and interrogate dance performance, with the critic serving as a mediator between dance artists and the audience. At this panel discussion, leading dance critics from Europe, the US and Britain will discuss emerging questions and issues in the field.
For more information on Dublin Dance Festival
Project Bar at Project Arts Centre will be the relaxed site of DDF’s Festival Club in 2011. Always a hub of DDF activity, we would like to invite you to feel at home and encourage you to come and spend some time with us. During the day, you can pop in to the lobby for a free coffee and connection to the WiFi. After performances, unwind and discuss the work you just saw over a drink at the Bar. It’ll be the place for performers and audiences to get to know each other and share their insights and opinions on the Festival.
Look out for various DDF Offers. DDF Friends, Partners and Patrons will be entitled to a special discount on selected drinks at the Bar.
Project Bar is located upstairs at Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Dublin 2.
Please note: the Bar will be closed during performances in Project’s spaces.
DDF Festival Club @ Project Bar will open from Monday, May 16, Saturday, May 28.
Performance Dates, Tickets and Information
17 – 28 MAY 2011~ VARIOUS TIMES
*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.
BOX-OFFICE: (+353 1) 881 9613
Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email (Mon-Fri during office hours)
Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.
Before the show, why not…?
…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins…. …or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another.
Parking Offer
Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information.
For details on the full Dublin Dance Festival 2011 programme see

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