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 (...)

Galway Arts Festival and Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre’s co-production of The Rite of Spring & Petrushka. Photograph: Colm Hogan.

Rite of Spring/PetrushkaBlack Box Theatre ****Twelve performers flank the stage, dressed in drab-coloured caps and coats, each with a large cardboard (...)

Scenes from Galway Arts Festival and Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre’s co-production of The Rite of Spring/ Petrushka. Photograph: Colm Hogan

Michael Keegan-Dolan moves with a bouncy ease that belies his training as a dancer and choreographer. Clad in a green tweed suit, he strides across th(...)

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(...)