Jo Mangan, curator for the Irish Society for Stage and Screen Designers. Photograph: Martin Maguire

Theatre is a transient art. It exists entirely in the present moment. As the stage curtain falls, its boundaries are closed; the next time it rises, i(...)

The Misfits: Emmet Byrne, Aoibhínn McGinnity, Aidan Kelly and Patrick Ryan. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

THE MISFITS Smock Alley ★ ★ ★ ★ Strip away the huge Nevada skies from John Huston’s film of Arthur Miller’s The Misfits and it becomes an intimate st(...)

Wrongheaded: Liz Roches’ gift is to sense how dance of its essence allows the body speak for itself, articulate, nuanced and powerful.

Catedral ★★★★ When the audience, as if in one surge, rose to its feet as the final ripple of Catedral’s passionate physical intensity subsided, it wa(...)

Body Language in action at the RHA

RHA Gallery, Dublin **** Body language is prone to pseudo-science: simplistic decoding of gestures and posture to instruct how to sit during a job (...)

Grace Cahill in Girl Song

Samuel Beckett Theatre ★★★★ Attention is often given to unpicking experiences suppressed in the mind, rather than experiences archived within the bo(...)

Liz Roche Company Wrongheaded Project Arts Centre, September 11th-16th; iti.ms/2c6ZdZM Who are you? The choreographer Liz Roche, the spoken-word (...)

Review: Tundra

Tundra **** Samuel Beckett Theatre We feel and hear the Arctic wind howling across the imagined tundra of Emma Martin Dance, and watch (...)

In between: dancer Oona Doherty at a rehearsal of Tundra. Photograph: Luca Truffarelli
Dancers in the dark

‘Have you seen my notebook?” Simon Jaymes has a touch of panic in his voice when he can’t find his rehearsal jottings. They could be anywhere. Rather (...)

Dusk Ahead

Dusk AheadProject Arts Centre****Junk Ensemble’s latest work returns to familiar territory: the state of unpredictability between pillars of certainty(...)