24-25 May 2024

Originate – Performance Showcase

Tickets: €12
Show Time: Fri 24 May, 4pm | Sat 25 May, 2pm & 4pm (60mins)

A selection of three recent choreographies and works-in-development by dance artists based in Ireland.

The successful Originate platform once again forms part of the 2024 Edition. With a programme that includes excerpts from recent choreographies as well as new works-in-development, the Originate – Performance Showcase offers Ireland-based artists a valuable platform to present their work, and offers audiences and programmers an exciting opportunity to experience new Irish choreographies.

This year’s Originate – Performance Showcase will include:

Amir Sabra | Within This Party

Within This Party searches for the personal and the intimate within the collective. It continues Amir Sabra’s exploration of that elusive and distinctive quality that can take familiar movements and gestures, and transform them into something individual and unique. Drawing on hip hop and Dabkeh – a traditional Palestinian dance – Within This Party is an improvisational work that seeks creative and personal ways to build a choreography.

Luke Murphy – Attic Projects | Scorched Earth

A century after finding independence, the ghosts of our history linger and question: What connection do we have to our land? And to our neighbours we share it with? Inspired by John B Keane’s seminal work The Field, Scorched Earth imagines the aftermath of a murder, with the new owner of a piece of land found dead and the former tenant the prime suspect. Psychological thriller meets primal physical fantasy as themes of ambition, entitlement

and resentment lead to a poetic final chapter that reflects the cost of success and questions what right we have to the land beneath our feet.

Junk Ensemble | Powerful Trouble

Powerful Trouble is a highly visual live performance installation from renowned dance innovators Junk Ensemble in collaboration with acclaimed artists Jesse Jones, Aideen Barry, Vicky Langan, and Planningtorock. This immersive promenade spectacle is a celebration of the witch as a symbol of dissidence and was originally presented at the RHA Gallery as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2023. Powerful Trouble is a disturbance – a collision of artists’ creative explorations marked by muscular choreography, euphoric beats, and visceral imagery.

This event is part of the Dublin Dance Festival. See the full programme here.


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Amir Sabra | Within This Party

Choreographed and Performed by: Amir Sabra

Music: Nasir al-faris

Mentor: Jenny Roche

Created with the help of the Irish World Academy for Music & Dance – University of Limerick.

Luke Murphy – Attic Projects | Scorched Earth

Directed and Choreographed by: Luke Murphy

Performed by: Luke Murphy, Rosie Stebbing, Ryan O’Neill, Sarah Dowling, Theo Arran

Rehearsal director: Stephen Moynihan

Script: Luke Murphy

Set Design: Alyson Cummins

Set Construction: Triangle Productions Ltd.

Composition and Sound Design: Rob Moloney

Producer: Gwen Van Spÿk

Co-produced by Dublin Dance Festival and Galway International Arts Festival. Funded by the Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon Arts Grant Fund for Dance; additional support from Dance Cork Firkin Crane and Cork City Council Arts Office. The full work will premiere in 2025.

Junk Ensemble | Powerful Trouble

Direction and Creation: Jessica Kennedy & Megan Kennedy

Dance Artists: Salma Ataya, Lucia Kickham, Julie Koenig

Choreography: Jessica Kennedy & Megan Kennedy in collaboration with the performers

Collaborating Artists: Jesse Jones, Olwen Fouéré, Aideen Barry, Vicky Langan, Planningtorock

Scenography and Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels

Music and Sound Design: Irene Buckley

Costume Design: Katie Davenport

Producer: Gwen Van Spÿk

Powerful Trouble was originally funded by The Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon Open Call Award


Supported by Dance Ireland and Culture Ireland

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