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DDF News — 1 Jun 2023

DDF 2023 in the Press! News, Reviews & Interviews

DDF 2023 in the Press! News, Reviews & Interviews

Catch up on news, reviews and interviews from our 2023 Edition right here...

'The artistic confidence is palpable... We are who we are and are not afraid to say it.' The Irish Times

Read Michael Seaver's wonderful round-up reviews of Festival events in Week 1 and Week 2 for The Irish Times, including ★★★★★ for Trajal Harell's The Köln Concert, Oona Doherty's Navy Blue and Emanuel Gat's Lovetrain2020.

Hear from Trajal Harrell himself with this great interview on RTÉ lyric fm's The Culture File, and find out what our guest reviewer thought of The Köln Concert with this insightful piece for the DDF Blog from art writer & independent curator, Diana Bamimeke.

The Race, a new piece for children by Marc Brew premiered at The Ark to full houses and wonderful reviews in The Irish Times and The Irish Independent. Find out more about Marc Brew, his work and the development of The Race with this great interview with Sara Keating for The Irish Times and on RTE Radio One's Arena.

Pan Pan's The Sudden premiered with a sold-out run at Project Arts Centre. Read the 5 star review from The Arts Review and find out what guest writer Louise Bruton thought on the DDF Blog when she attended an advance performance. 

Emma Martin spoke to The Irish Times ahead of the Dublin premiere of her new piece KING | SHRINE at the Complex. Guest reviewer Rachel Donnelly shared her reflections on this powerful and thought-provoking work on the DDF Blog, and have a read of the review on Nomoreworkhorse.

Wood Quay Amphitheatre was a gloriously sunny location for Taneli Törmä's ALIEN. Head over to the Festival Blog to read a Q&A with Taneli and meet the cast of 9 dancers from the MA Contemporary Dance Performance programme at University of Limerick.

Marco D'Agostin's beautiful and touching piece really connected with Dublin audiences. Hear more from Marco on RTÉ lyric fm's The Culture File and with our Artist Q&A with writer Saoirse Anton on the DDF Blog.

Emanuel Gat's Lovetrain2020 brought the house down at the Abbey Theatre, rounding off the 2023 Edition to rapturous applause! Have a read of his interview in The Irish Times ahead of the Dublin performances.

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