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(...)

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(...)

St Patrick’s Day: spectators at last year’s Dublin parade. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The forecast may not be great for this year’s St Patrick’s Day, but there are lots of events and other attractions, many indoors, to keep you entertai(...)

Sinéad Gibney and Des Bishop

What is your spirit animal? Des Do you not know yours? Sinéad No. Des Well, I always thought my spirit animal was a dolphin, but whe(...)

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(...)

Review: Tardigrade
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  • September 11, 2014, 12:00

TardigradeSamuel Beckett Theatre****Tardigrades aren’t just nature’s toughest creatures, able to suspend their metabolism dehydrated for up to 10 year(...)

Tardigrade: bombarding the  senses

Contemporary dance performances can often call on self-consciously meagre means. Driven by a shoestring aesthetic – think street clothes, bare stag(...)