Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas.  Photograph: Anne Van Aerschot

There was a highly visual, even cinematic quality to many of the shows and events of the festival, as lighting design, sound and music underlined expe(...)

Dancer Colin Dunne and choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in Session, with sarod virtuoso  Soumik Datta and composer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gallen

The disparate choreography featured in the first week of Dublin Dance Festival had one clear similarity: all spoke – with different voices – to some a(...)

Defenders of drones point out their accuracy, but a real-life example is given in Phoenix. A painter friend of one of the dancers was carrying a tube with a rolled-up canvas, but was mistaken for a soldier and killed by a drone

Drones are both harmless toys and deadly weapons. In Phoenix, French choreographer Éric Mihn Cuong Castaing brings these two extremes into the theatre(...)

The musicians and dancers perform in the same space on stage for Session

Session is a collaboration that brings together two unlikely partners: Colin Dunne, a former Riverdance star from Birmingham, who has been carving out(...)

Family fun in St Dominic’s Park, Drogheda,  1-5pm, Monday

Bray International Jazz Festival, Co Wicklow, May 3-6 One of Ireland’s most established jazz festivals, this four-day event turns the north Wicklow s(...)

For choreographer Liv O’Donoghue looking back is as important as looking forward. This year’s Dublin Dance Festival will highlight her skills as an ar(...)

Dublin Dance Festival, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas, Photograph:  Anne Van Aerschot

Dreaming in Blue Until February 14th Harry Clarke’s dreamy The Eve of Saint Agnes is at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, but you can see his wonderful waterco(...)

Oona Doherty’s Hard to Be Soft – A Belfast Prayer at Dublin Dance Festival. PR photograph: Luca Truffarelli

In 2014 I was asked to take part in a theatre conference at NUI Galway called “Pushing Form”. My paper was on my own experimental work, exploring form(...)

Irish Modern Dance Theatre: Oona Doherty and Valda Setterfield rehearse Inventions. Photograph: Ewa Figaszewska The Irish Modern Dance Theatre will perform ‘Inventions’ at the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Photograph: Ewa Figaszewska

Inventions, a new Bach-inspired dance by John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre, will premiere in the midst of Kilkenny Arts Festival’s classical-mus(...)

Mikel Murfi and Amanda Coogan in Dolores

Dolores ★★★★ Dolores Haze was raped and brutalised in Nabokov’s novel Lolita. In Junk Ensemble’s Dolores, she is dancing back at that oppression, high(...)

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