Actress Agnes Bernelle, in 1950, in the Long Gallery of Glaslough Castle (Castle Leslie)  Photograph: Haywood Magee/Picture Post/Getty Images
Review: Agnes

Agnes Project Arts Centre, Dublin (...)

Agnes: Nick McGough and Don King Rongavilla in David Bolger’s new dance. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh 1:53

When David Bolger of CoisCéim Dance Theatre started making a dance about the late actor and singer Agnes Bernelle he didn’t quite know what kin(...)

Some feat: Ashley Chen and Kevin Coquelard in Actions, by Irish Modern Dance Theatre

For once, a glint of light in the tunnel of recession is not from the blade of an approaching axe but a welcome flash of optimistic endeavour. A new (...)

‘Heartbeat of Home’: a multicultural street party. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
Heartbeat of Home

Heartbeat of Home Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin ***Welcome to a multicultural street party, a fiesta mundo, a global céilí: the salsa and the hornp(...)

A scene from Heartbeat of Home, the electrifying new music and dance spectacular from the producers of Riverdance.

At the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre punters gather to see if Riverdance team John McColgan and Moya Doherty can do it again – reboot Irish identity for an(...)

A detail of a caricature drawing of the composer Igor Stravinsky playing the music for The Rite of Spring by  Jean Cocteau

Igor Stravinsky’s ballet score for Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) became a modernist classic after its raucous opening night a cent(...)

Fearghus Ó Conchúir performing Cure

Theatre audiences are only ever warned about strobe lighting and nudity. One causes epileptic fits, but what’s so dangerous about the other? Qu(...)