Dancing in the streets

If you see some colourfully clad individuals stuck halfway up a pole in Dublin this weekend, do not be alarmed. Or, if individuals are wrapped awkward(...)

Review: Tundra

Tundra **** Samuel Beckett Theatre We feel and hear the Arctic wind howling across the imagined tundra of Emma Martin Dance, and watch (...)

In between: dancer Oona Doherty at a rehearsal of Tundra. Photograph: Luca Truffarelli
Dancers in the dark

‘Have you seen my notebook?” Simon Jaymes has a touch of panic in his voice when he can’t find his rehearsal jottings. They could be anywhere. Rather (...)

Scene from Russell Maliphant’s Still Current. Photograph: Warren du Preez

Reading Russell Maliphant’s CV, nothing fits together: ballet, t’ai chi, martial arts and deep-tissue massage. Watching his choreography, it comes tog(...)

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 (...)

Bloomsday, June 16th

January Out to Lunch 2-26 From Eamon Dunphy to Edna O’Brien, this Belfast festival has an eclectic line-up of music, spoken word and comed(...)

Dusk Ahead: ‘We’re really focusing on the idea that dusk is the hour between dog and wolf, between domestic and wild, and between hope and fear’

Rehearsal studios are a bit like classrooms: even a quick visit will reveal the learning dynamic. Is there a contented hum of collaborative activit(...)

Me & My Money

Are you a saver or a spender?Definitely not a saver. It can be tricky as a dancer to earn a good living. I get by living hand to mouth, project to pro(...)

Petrushka / HuntAbbey Theatre, Dublin***/***** (...)

A detail of a caricature drawing of the composer Igor Stravinsky playing the music for The Rite of Spring by  Jean Cocteau

Igor Stravinsky’s ballet score for Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) became a modernist classic after its raucous opening night a cent(...)

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