Dublin Dance Festival 2023 – Preview

The Sudden - Photo by Ros KavanaghDublin Dance Festival 2023 – Preview
16th – 28th May

With the Dublin Dance Festival less than a week away, we decided to have a quick look at some of the more interesting events in store. There are productions from established Irish choreographers and companies, along with the best international productions. It’s often one of the most interesting festivals of the year, so I’d urge everyone to have a look at what’s on, find something that sounds interesting and head along! You can check out the programme here.

“Discover dance from world-renowned artists from 16 – 28 May. Dance that invites us to be open and courageous and to celebrate love and our shared humanity.”

KING | SHRINE – Emma Martin / United Fall – 25 May—26 May

“KING | SHRINE is a new performance and installation work by renowned choreographer, Emma Martin, that celebrates the End and imagines a new beginning”

LOVETRAIN2020 – Emanuel Gat Dance Company – 27 May—28 Mar

“Emanuel Gat Dance Company returns to DDF with an exuberant contemporary “musical” for 13 dancers. Set to the musical hits of British duo Tears for Fears, LOVETRAIN2020 is a choreographic ode to the vibe and sound of the 80s, with its utopic drive and epic groove.”

Navy Blue – Oona Doherty – 23 May—24 Mar

“Oona Doherty, one of Europe’s major choreographic talents, returns to Dublin Dance Festival and the Abbey stage with her most ambitious work to date. Featuring music from Sergeï Rachmaninoff and Jamie xx, this compelling new work invites us to consider where we have been and where we are heading, as it appeals for urgent societal change.”

The Köln Concert  Trajal Harrell / Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble – 16 May—17 May

“This exquisite creation by internationally celebrated American choreographer, Trajal Harrell, interprets the most famous solo piano recording of all time, The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett.”

The Sudden - Photo by Ros Kavanagh

The Sudden – Pan Pan – Dates: 24 May—25 May

“Exploring everything in reverse, The Sudden starts with a closing night party. By all accounts, it hasn’t gone well. The cast of dancers use the audience to put together the final scene – the missing piece of the puzzle.”

[The Prometheus Project]: The Archivist Luke Murphy’s Attic Projects – 17 May—20 Mar

“The Prometheus Project, by award-winning Irish choreographer and DDF Artist in Residence Luke Murphy, is a series of five distinct but interconnected performance installations, which will be developed and presented over three years.”

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