Balletto di Roma’s At Home Alone: a clever duet with technology

Elvedon, Balletto di Roma, Top 8 Hip-Hop Dance Battle Dublin Dance Festival ***** Six stooped figures with their backs to the audience slowly begin(...)

Rodolfo Saraiva and Ryoko Yagyu in Giselle

Project Arts Centre, Dublin ** Re-telling classics has become big business in the ballet world and is a valid way to engage new audiences. The idea(...)

Choreographer Emma Martin and Ballet Ireland dancer Ana Enriquez Gonzalez. Photograph: Rodolfo Saraiva

Wearing an oversized flannel shirt and endless layers of leg warmers, choreographer Emma Martin appears an unlikely poster-girl for ballet. Her unkemp(...)

Jesse Jones’s film collaboration with actor Olwen Fouéré and sound artist Susan Stenger

There’s something seductive about reinventing the past, letting the “what-ifs” take over to create new imagined futures. Sometimes it’s a dystopian ad(...)

Donal Gallery, Siobhán Cullen and Ali White in The Effect at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin

The Effect ★★★ Project Arts Centre Dublin For those prone to over-analyse, there are sly pleasures hiding within the chemical under trial in Lucy Pre(...)

The Eurydice Project: A forceful feminist critique of power structures

★★★★ Project Arts Centre, Dublin The slippery ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is dismantled and recreated for our times in this multilayered dan(...)

Modern Experiments by Susan MacWilliams, an installation view. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Visit Susan MacWilliam’s Modern Experiments at the Highlanes Gallery and it is as though you’ve wandered into the middle of a vintage laboratory devot(...)

Participants in  Young Blood. “It’s a good snapshot of Ireland in a moment in time”

On a bitterly cold Wednesday afternoon in Dublin in the foyer of the National Concert Hall, Karen Walshe, the artistic director at the St Patrick’s Fe(...)

Jean Butler and Neil Martin in This Is an Irish Dance: “We wanted to make this really connected,” says Martin, “to get to a place where the movement was unconscious, and intuitive,” adds Butler.

There is an unmistakably relaxed air about the choreographer and performer Jean Butler as she talks about her new work, This Is an Irish Dance. Arou(...)

Siobhán McSweeney and Shane Casey star in  Autumn Royal. Photograph: Darragh Kane

★★★★ Everyman, Cork A Babel tower of washing machines confronts the audience at Autumn Royal, Kevin Barry’s deliberately confined new play. The s(...)

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