Liv O Donoghue

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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(...)

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(...)

The Theatre Forum delegation on their way into Leinster House on Tuesday to present research on precarious employment in performing arts. From left, theatre artists Louise Lowe, Gary Keegan, Peter Daly (Theatre Forum chair), Anna Walsh (Theatre Forum director), Liv O’Donoghue, Peter Power, Shaun Dunne and Irma McLoughlin (Theatre Forum general manager)

On stage, timing is all. Just as a group of performing artists and Theatre Forum presented their research and lived experience of poor pay and insecur(...)

A scene from Pan Pan Theatre’s production of  Samuel Beckett’s All That Fall at the Abbey Theatre in 2016. Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons

As part of its “Global Ireland” programme, the Government last week announced its intention to promote Irish arts and culture to “new audiences across(...)

Peter Power: “I am better at what I do now than I have ever been, and yet 2019 holds for me less security than any year of my life.”

Artists’ lives offer a glimpse of the reality behind Theatre Forum’s review of performers’ payscales. Liv O’Donoghue, a choreographer and dancer, has(...)

The Patient Gloria: Gina Moxley’s play doesn’t feel like a breakthrough

THE PATIENT GLORIA Peacock stage, Abbey Theatre ★ ★ In the second of her three counselling sessions, filmed for the 1965 educational movie Three Appr(...)

Liv O’Donoghue in The Patient Gloria

The Patient Gloria Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage, Dublin. Previews Sep 28 Opens Sep 29-Oct 6 8pm €25 abbeytheatre.ie In 1964, Gloria Szymanski decide(...)

My Dad’s Blind: Anna Sheils-McNamee’s play was named best production at Dublin Fringe Festival

The marathon Dublin Fringe Festival – 80 productions and 554 performances over 16 days – ended on Sunday night with the announcement of this year’s fr(...)

After: knowing style and striking visuals. Photograph: Jason Byrne

AFTER Project Upstairs ★ ★ ★ ★ Don’t worry, they say, it’s not the end of the world. But what if it is? In these times of heightened anxiety, could s(...)

Abbey Theatre directors: Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The door of the Abbey directors’ office opens to reveal an almost touchingly Dickensian sight. Graham McLaren, still recuperating from flu, is holding(...)

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