DDF News — 27 May 2024

DDF2024 – News, Reviews and Interviews

DDF2024 – News, Reviews and Interviews

Dive deeper in to the 2024 Edition with news, reviews and interviews with Festival Artists to learn more about the incredible performances that form this year's Dublin Dance Festival programme.

RTÉ News | My Life in Culture: Artistic director Cheng Tsung Lung

Artistic director of the Cloud Gate dance theatre, Cheng Tsung Lung has been hard at work on his new show – 13 Tongues which will open at the Dublin Dance Festival next week. Bringing his cherished childhood memories of Taipei's historic Bangka distric to life, Cheng's inspiration stems from his own mother’s tales of a renowned 1960s street artist and storyteller. READ MORE

RTÉ Radio 1 – Arena | 13 Tongues

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre are bringing their production '13 Tongues' to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as part of Dublin Dance Festival. Associate Artistic Director Lee Ching-chun joined Sean on the line to talk about the show. LISTEN

Dublin City FM – Good Morning Dublin | Jessie Thompson and DanceScapes

Jessie Thompson is a Dublin-based, Hip Hop artist who is involved in this year's Dublin Dance Festival. She is one of the Irish artists hosting DanceScapes Hip Hop nights at Project Arts Centre on Saturday May 18th. LISTEN

RTÉ Radio 1 – Arena | Mufutau Yusuf

Nigeria-born Irish choreographer Mufutau Yusuf discusses his new work, Impasse, which will premiere at the Dublin Dance Festival. LISTEN

RTÉ News | 'Dance Out Loud' as Dublin Dance Festival kicks off two week programme

The Dublin Dance Festival (DDF) kicks off [...] with Irish and international dancers celebrating this year's theme of 'Dance Out Loud'. READ & WATCH MORE

The Irish Times | In pictures: behind the scenes of Dublin Dance Festival 2024

Irish Times photographer Dara Mac Dónaill got unique access to three production companies as they got ready for the festival. READ MORE

RTÉ Radio 1 – Arena | Emma Martin

Dancer and choreographer Emma Martin chats to Sean about Night Dances, a 'sweaty love letter to dance in all its forms'. LISTEN

RTÉ Radio 1 – Arena | Olivier Dubois

Award-winning choreographer and dancer Olivier Dubois is bringing his work 'My Body of Coming Forth by Day' to Dublin Dance Festival. LISTEN

The Irish Times | Cloud Gate: The Taiwanese treasure opening Dublin Dance Festival 2024

In 13 Tongues, the renowned company blends traditional themes such as harmony and balance with explosive reflections on contemporary life. READ MORE

The Irish Times | Impasse choreographer Mufutau Yusuf: ‘I can’t have fixed ideas. Difference often opens up into something completely better than I imagined’

Dublin Dance Festival 2024: The dancer and choreographer has always valued collaboration, but it has been key to the creation of his new work. READ MORE

The Irish Times | Dublin Dance Festival 2024 week one: Reviews of Cellule, BLKDOG and 13 Tongues

For its 20th iteration, the festival has programmed a line-up that includes work by Botis Seva, Nach and, for its opening show, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre. READ MORE

The Irish Times | Dublin Dance Festival 2024 week two: Reviews of Carcaça, Impasse, My Body of Coming Forth by Day, Bench #3, This Is It and Night Dances

It was a rollercoaster second week of the festival, audiences responding on their feet to the raised tempo. The director’s themes of diversity, rebellion and identity continued in energetic style. Inside, outside and on screen, diverse dancemakers unleashed pain and joy, shame and determination. There were reverberations from earlier shows; folkloric steps and street dance transformed into contemporary idiom, the past finding a way to be woven through the present. READ MORE

RTÉ Culture | This Is It: Laura Murphy on her film portraits of iconic women in dance in Ireland

This Is It is a new series of candid film portraits of eight iconic women in dance in Ireland, and is directed and choreographed by dance artist, choreographer, performer and teacher Laura Murphy. Watch a preview above. READ MORE

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