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Dublin Dance Festival presents
Dates: 11 May - 18 May
Show Time: 12pm & 2pm
First Looks is a chance to see new works-in-development by dance artists in Ireland.
This year’s programme is an exciting mixed bill of three studio sharings.
INIT: The Warm Up Project
We prepare in a multitude of ways to make ourselves ready, open and available for the unexpected – getting the heart pumping, gathering adrenaline, calming the mind, tuning in to the rhythm or music. In INIT, three performers explore this concept of readiness, adaptability and availability, as they synthesise their intention and alertness to create a state of collective balance.
Headonbody / Deirdre Griffin with Craig Cox
Soup is an evocative dance solo inspired by the experience of bereavement and how it can give everyday moments an unusually significant quality. The piece interweaves movement, textiles and sound to represent a familiar yet near inexpressible experience in an original form that utilises surreal imagery, humour and echoes of familial memory.
CoisCéim Dance Theatre
David Bolger’s UNCLE RAY: An Introduction
“He came to visit at least once a year. He was our Uncle and a Scarecrow too. He would tell stories – brainless stories – of wonderful things like The Yellow Brick Road and The Great White Way. I followed in his footsteps.” In an introduction to his new work, David Bolger examines the elasticity of truths lovingly passed down from generation to generation.
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Duration: 90 mins approx. (no interval)
Commissioned by Irish Arts Centre, New York & Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Supported by Culture Ireland.
June 17 2019, at 01:10pm
Project Arts Centre is powered by creative ideas, critical thinking and debate. Artists and audiences are often first to forecast the future – for good and for ill. As we look to our future in an uncertain world, which is leaning towards populism, tokenism, and right wing conservative politics, we want to engage in a conversation about contemporary Ireland and the arts. We want to peel back the skin to see how artists are faring and examine the ways in which our arts community can reflect, mediate, challenge and shape our collective fate. Where does our future lie? As part…Read More
May 14 2019, at 11:31am
Upcoming Artist Talk event from Emma Wolf Haugh around her ongoing research will be presented later this year. Date and Location TBC. This event will present the artists research towards new work from Haugh in 2020 Domestic Optimism begins with the work and continually expanding legacy of the Irish-born, self-taught, modernist architect and designer, Eileen Gray. A considerable amount of attention has been given to Gray’s work in recent years but, more often than not, the queerness inherent in her life and design is sidelined or ignored. I am interested in what comes to bear on the construction of legacy and what…Read More