We have two sets of tickets to give away to two lucky winners for RELIC and MAGIE NOUVELLE at the Dublin Dance Festival on Fri 27th May. Yes, that’s four tickets for each winner, two for each show. It’s a lot of tickets basically, so get entering!
To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question: Name the acclaimed French Company who made Magie Nouvelle? [Hint: Answer below]
Email your answer to email@example.com, mark the subject line in the mail Dublin Dance Festival and include your name and day time phone number. All entrants must be over 18 and tickets are non-transferable. Closing date for entries is Friday the 20th May at 1pm.
The Festival runs from the 17th to the 28th of May, all over the city and really is well worth checking out with a huge amount of new and exciting events. You can explore them all here.
Magie Nouvelle (Cie 14:20)
A magical evening by acclaimed French company 14:20. In Ellipses 30’, Aragorn Boulanger is a body plucked from the laws of physics. He appears and re-appears, as if in a dreamlike state. Elsa Revol’s sophisticated lighting effects manipulate our perception, as every gesture becomes intensely poetic.
In Etoiles, juggler Etienne Saglio seems to achieve the impossible. Illuminated spheres multiply and glide through the air, weaving into geometric shapes and constellations in the darkened space.
Finally, Variations pour Piano et Polystyrène sees Saglio transform a thin sheet of polystyrene into a magical, flying dance partner, accompanied by live music from pianist Madeleine Cazenave.
Relic – (Euripides Laskaridis – Osmosis Performing Arts Co.)
A makeshift room is decorated in a haphazard D.I.Y. fashion. In this banal yet surreal world a performer puts his awkwardly shaped body under the magnifying glass. Unflinching and uninhibited, it is an impossible body of indeterminate sex. At once entertaining and tragic, he amuses and shocks with elements of cabaret, vaudeville and slapstick.
Euripides Laskaridis, a 2016 Pina Bausch Fellow, is a Greek director, choreographer, shortfilmmaker and performer who grapples with ideas of ridicule and transformation directly related to his country’s recent unrest. Outrageous and uniquely memorable, Relic will test the limits of your acceptance of the unfamiliar and foreign.