30 April - 19 May 2019

  • FIRST LOOKS: merry.go.round / Lazarus and the Birds of Paradise

    Photo credit: Simon Mills

  • FIRST LOOKS: merry.go.round / Lazarus and the Birds of Paradise

    Photo credit: José Miguel Jimenez

  • FIRST LOOKS: merry.go.round / Lazarus and the Birds of Paradise

    Photo credit: José Miguel Jimenez

  • FIRST LOOKS: merry.go.round / Lazarus and the Birds of Paradise

    Photo credit: Oona Doherty

Ireland

FIRST LOOKS: merry.go.round / Lazarus and the Birds of Paradise
(Maria Nilsson Waller / Oona Doherty)

What happens when you join another person’s orbit? How can you stay together when your paths are splitting apart? Repetitive loops and patterns form the foundation to merry. go.round. While questioning our understanding of the universe, this piece is about the complexity of human relationships – desire, proximity, timing, chance and faith.

A distillation of Northern male youth and the fire of boredom. An attempt to raise the forgotten, disadvantaged stereotype into a Caravaggio bright white limbo. To make the smicks, the hoods, the gypsies, the knackers, into the birds of paradise. Episode one of Oona Doherty’s HARD TO BE SOFT – A Belfast Prayer in Four Parts.

DanceHouse

  • Dates
    Sat 21, Sat 28 May
  • Times
    12pm
  • Duration
    60 mins approx. (incl interval)
  • Cost
    €10. Book with Dance Ireland by phone on (01) 855 8800 or email info@danceireland.ie

Notes
Oona Doherty's piece contains strong language

Supported by

A programme of studio-sharings of new Irish work in development, FIRST LOOKS is a showcase initiative of Culture Ireland, Dance Ireland and Dublin Dance Festival. It is the primary platform for Irish and Ireland-based choreographers to introduce their work to new audiences, including international presenters. The artists were selected following an open call earlier this year.