Ata Khattab: has been denied access to his legal team for prolonged periods. Photograph: Akram Khan Company

When Palestinian dancer Ata Khattab concluded his solo piece on a Galway stage in 2017, the audience jumped to their feet and offered roars of approva(...)

Dingle-based traditional singer  Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh: “Around here, everyone is just a bit strange and that’s great.”

“I call this place ‘An Res’, as in the reservation,” says Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, a traditional singer and flautist based in the Corca Dhuibhne Gaelt(...)

 A nine-year-old Palestinian boy in the emergency room  of the Shifa hospital, Gaza City, holding his baby sister who was injured by shrapnel in  July 2014. Photograph: Oliver Weiken/EPA

On this day two years ago the Israeli army launched a six-week attack on Gaza that left more than 2,500 Palestinians dead, including 556 children. The(...)

Sometimes We Break, originally created by Jessica Kennedy of Junk Ensemble with her sister Megan for the Tate gallery, which will investigate the idea of belonging and home

Jessie Keenan won’t yield. Walking around Dublin’s docklands, the choreographer refuses to reveal the exact location of her new work, Low_lying. As(...)

Ponies Don’t Play Football

Rain *** Without **** Hyperactive *** Ponies Don’t Play Football *** Amú/Cótaí Dearga ***/****  Quad **** In the closi(...)

Just another brick in the wall:  Ríonach Ní Néill. Photograph: Elena Gallotta

When French Aerospace needed someone to teach astronauts how to move in zero gravity, it didn’t hire a scientist. It hired a choreographer. (...)

Some feat: Ashley Chen and Kevin Coquelard in Actions, by Irish Modern Dance Theatre

For once, a glint of light in the tunnel of recession is not from the blade of an approaching axe but a welcome flash of optimistic endeavour. A new (...)