Bloomsday, June 16th

January Out to Lunch 2-26 From Eamon Dunphy to Edna O’Brien, this Belfast festival has an eclectic line-up of music, spoken word and comed(...)

Dusk Ahead: ‘We’re really focusing on the idea that dusk is the hour between dog and wolf, between domestic and wild, and between hope and fear’

Rehearsal studios are a bit like classrooms: even a quick visit will reveal the learning dynamic. Is there a contented hum of collaborative activit(...)

Me & My Money

Are you a saver or a spender?Definitely not a saver. It can be tricky as a dancer to earn a good living. I get by living hand to mouth, project to pro(...)

Petrushka / HuntAbbey Theatre, Dublin***/***** (...)

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(...)

 Petrushka,  choreographed by Tero Saarinen

The Dublin Dance Festival is always comfortably familiar. Now on its third artistic director, the festival’s format hasn’t changed much since i(...)

Closer to the ground: Jean Butler at home in New York; with Michael Flatley in Riverdance; and in her contemporary dance, Hurry. Photographs: Marcus Yam/The New York Times; Ian Douglas

When she was 17, Jean Butler met Richard Harris, an actor who had left her and countless others spellbound with his brutal and heartrending tur(...)

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