Dublin Dance Festival Digital Capsule
29 May – 7 June – Full Lineup
While the Dublin Dance Festival was just one of the many casualties of our current crisis, they have managed to reinvent themselves online for ten days of excitement!
You can find the list of their events below or on their website here.
“Join us for 10 Days of Movement from 29 May – 7 June, with new items available on our website each day.”
Explore 10 Days of Movement
Day 1: Featuring Shantala
Fri 29 May | Available from 11am
A trio of films offering the chance to get to know Indian choreographer and performer Shantala Shivalingappa and experience her remarkable talent.
Day 2: Augmented Reality Dance Experience
Sat 30 May | Available from 11am
An exciting Augmented Reality app that invites you to take a dance journey with artists from an award-winning contemporary dance company.
Day 3: New Movements – Walking
Sun 31 May | Available from 11am
Part 1: Irish composer Michael Gallen shares three original compositions to accompany your daily walk – whether as a meditation, exercise, or an exploration of your environment.
Part 2: A look at a unique project from iconic Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker that explores the idea of walking as a form of dancing.
Day 4: Oona Doherty, DDF Artist in Residence
Mon 1 June | Available from 11am
Find about more about Doherty’s work, her latest piece Lady Magma, and her future projects with this curated essay by arts writer and lecturer Aoife McGrath.
Day 5: Holistic Strata on Screen
Tues 2 June | Available from 11am
A short film by choreographer and multidisciplinary artist Hiroaki Umeda, where all elements – light, body, space, movement – are turned into pixels.
Day 6: Creating in Confinement
Wed 3 June | Available from 11am
Part 1: Writer and dance critic, Michael Seaver, talks to DDF artists past and present to explore how they are creating and experiencing dance in restricted circumstances.
Part 2: Hear from the creative team behind Floating on a Dead Sea by Catherine Young Dance, who will share their experiences in Palestine and how this shaped the work.
Day 7: Maguy Marin – Time to Act
Thurs 4 June | Available from 7pm | **Registration Required**
An evocative film about one of the greatest choreographers of our time, Maguy Marin, examining the genesis of the artist’s work over the last four decades.
Day 8: Who gets to dance?
Fri 5 June | Available from 11am
Dancers from Dançando com a Diferença share why they like to dance as an introduction to two short films featuring dancers with disabilities.
Day 9: Alt Dance Leaving Cert
Sat 6 June | 8pm Zoom Event | **Registration Required**
This dance quiz party with Cormac Mohally is a very special, non-state-sanctioned Alternative Leaving Cert for Dancers (non-LC students and non-dancers welcome!)
Day 10: Tiny Dancer – A DJ set for kids
Sun 7 June | 3pm Zoom Event | **Registration Required**
A Festival favourite at DDF2019, we welcome back Tiny Dancer, with tunes from every era that’ll have kiddies and grown-ups taking over the dance floor – and the living room!