01 January - 22 May 2010


Tickets: 22

DDF is proud to present two works by legendary choreographer Yvonne Rainer.

RoS Indexical invokes the passion and furore that accompanied the notorious premiere of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring in 1913. Audiences were outraged by Stravinsky’s dissonant score, by the drab tunics worn by the dancers and their percussive, earth-bound movements. Dancing as a quartet of individuals, four remarkable performers take on Rainer’s mission of achieving a re-vision of this disruptively glorious work.

Spiraling Down, Rainer’s newest dance, draws its inspiration from a variety of sources—newspaper photos, soccer moves, old movies, ballet, Steve Martin, Sarah Bernhardt, and even Rainer’s own disinterred dances from the 1960s—to create an eerie resonance that is both melancholic and unpredictable.

Yvonne Rainer’s influence on the international world of dance and film, since her groundbreaking presence in the Judson Dance Theater of the 1960s, is unparalleled. Rainer is currently a Distinguished Professor of Studio Art at the University of California, Irvine.

“Spiraling Down, though it still samples heavily from the past, is terrifically unself- conscious, full of high silliness and sophisticated spatial patterns that allow for smart, tender ruminations on the brain – body connection.” Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

11 & 12 MAY~ Tickets

€22/18 (conc)

Space Upstairs


Duration approx 90 minutes (including 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 melanie@projectartscentre.ie (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


Choreography: Yvonne Rainer

Performers: Emily Coates, Patricia Hoffbauer, Keith Sabado, Sally Silvers.

Presented by Dublin Dance Festival

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