Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet: “Deciding whether to watch dancers individually or as a whole becomes challenging, as the they twist their limbs into shapes that stretch the imagination.”

Alonzo King works democratically, and each of his 12 hand-picked dancers receive plenty of stage time in his two shows, Shostakovich and Rasa. His pen(...)

A couple of images stay in the mind from the opening days of the Dublin Dance Festival, after striking performances that are lessons in strong, visual(...)

“If we unify then we are louder. The collective body really inspires me,” says Patricia Apergi, the Greek choreographer of Planites

In 2013, Greek choreographer Patricia Apergi made a dance about migration. Two and a half years later, the choice is prescient as Greece has become t(...)

Sibéal Davitt. Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

Commemorative art is usually fixed and inert: solid monuments providing a frozen history lesson for future generations. A performance has a shorter(...)

The Freiburger Barockorchester

One of the great musical comedy sketches involves André Previn trying to conduct the Grieg Piano Concerto on the 1971 Morecambe & Wise Christmas (...)

 Katie Holly at her three-bedroom home on Wolseley Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Amid the current debate about the under-representation of women in Irish film and theatre, producer Katie Holly is breaking all the rules. Havi(...)

Daniel Abreu’s highly physical Cabeza. Photograph: Gabriel F Calonge

‘It must be very difficult for you in America to write music, being so far away from the centres of tradition.” When a Dutch musician confronted av(...)

In ‘Dance Uncovered . . . (Sensational)’, Philip Connaughton presented a performance that was revelatory about what motivated him both to become a dancer. Photograph: Lou Pinheiro

Dance Uncovered . . . (Sensational) ****  DRAFF: An Exhibition *****  Douglas ***  Death Is Certain ****  Fragm(...)

Bastard Amber takes its inspiration from WB Yeats and Patrick Scott. Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

The appearance of a commissioned evening-length dance on the main stage of the Abbey for the first time is, according to the theatre’s publicity de(...)

The Forsythe Company: Jone San Martin in Legítimo/Rezo
Ballet, reinvented
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  • March 28, 2015, 01:00

During the process of decommissioning arms after the Belfast Agreement, in 1998, the word choreography was central to the political lexicon. Politicia(...)

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