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(...)

Näher... Closer, Nearer, Sooner: dancers appear out of nowhere, then vanish. Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

NÄHER... CLOSER, NEARER, SOONER Goethe-Institut ★ ★ ★ ★ To celebrate the opening of the Goethe-Institut’s new building on Merrion Square, the choreog(...)

Kevin Coquelard and Mufutau Yusuf rehearsing their roles  for ‘Inventions’.  Photograph: Ewa Figaszewska

Inventions ★★★★ Carlton Ballroom, Kilkenny  In spite of the three bodies lying onstage, there is still a lingering feeling of hope at the end o(...)

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(...)

Man At The Door (Number 54). Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

Personal identity was a common theme in two dance performances at Cork Midsummer, but the venue for each played as strong a role as the individual per(...)

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(...)

Pere Faura in Stiptease. Photograph: Rafael Gavalle

The concluding days of this year’s Dublin Dance Festival brought into focus themes that had peeked through earlier performances: in a world of where t(...)

John Scott in rehearsals with Kevin Coquelard, Mufutau Yusuf and Ryan O’Neill for Precious Metal and Night Wandering. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In 1991, Irish Modern Dance Theatre received its first Arts Council grant, along with nine other dance companies. Twenty-five years later, it is the o(...)

Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin ★★★★★ Choreographer John Scott doesn’t do formality. He prefers puzzling ambiguity over hand-holding narrative. Hi(...)

Feathers Project Cube, Dublin ****   Composer Mel Mercier is our companion as four remarkable international dancers journey (...)

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