Redefining virtuosity through the collision of disability and dance, GIMP examines the uncompromising ways we are often identified or defined by our physicality. GIMP confronts our preconceptions, challenging us to re-think conventional notions about dance, performance and body image.
GIMP is a word we are taught not to use as we are taught not to stare at people who have physical disabilities. But GIMP also means fighting spirit, interwoven fabric and trembling with ecstasy, and it is all those meanings that truly define GIMP, the performance. Creating a tangible sensuality, a touch of voyeurism, GIMP forces our eyes and minds to perceive beauty not as a static artifact of conventional perfection but as a dynamic construct of effort and intentionality.
“GIMP is without doubt a gleaming milestone in the progress of contemporary dance and theater, proving that the term “disabled dancer” is an oxymoron.” Theodore Bale, Dance Magazine
Performance Dates, Tickets and Information
15 & 16 MAY~ Tickets
Duration approx 75 mins (including aerial prologue, no interval)
*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.
BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613
Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Mon-Fri during office hours) Seating
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. Hungry?
Want to grab a bite to eat before the show? Why not pop down to Milano Restaurant in Temple Bar and pick their pre-theatre menu – Pizza, Pasta or Salad plus and a glass of wine – for just 12.50. Available from 5pm -7pm, just show your tickets or email booking confirmation to avail of this offer.
And if you’re in a rush remember that Milano also delivers to Project Arts Centre. Choose from a range of delicious made to order pizzas delivered to you in our bar. No queues and no need to even leave the building. Ask a member of our bar staff for more information.milano
Direction and choreography: Heidi Latsky
Presented by Dublin Dance Festival