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(...)

Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, which takes place in early September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JANUARY Yeats 2015 All year A national celebration of the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning poet, with an extensive programm(...)

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(...)

End Game: Arya Stark and the Dying Man (Barry McGovern) in Game of Thrones

Two tired, wandering figures arrive at a desolate place. Here they find a man, slumped outside his ransacked home, slowly bleeding to death. To judge (...)

The General considers lettuce particularly dangerous – ‘especially if you’re driving a car’

I was at the Dublin Dance Festival last week to see a beautiful work called Tundra by Irish choreographer Emma Martin. It’s hard to say what it was(...)

Shacked up: Justine Cooper, Simon Jaymes, Oona Doherty and Neil Fleming Brown in Tundra. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

I’ve picked up the tickets at the kiosk. The match programme is tucked under my arm. And if there were a merchandise stall hereabouts, I’m sure I’d(...)

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