DDF News — 12 Jul 2021

Summer 2021 Edition - News & Reviews

Summer 2021 Edition - News & Reviews

The Summer 2021 Edition brought audiences fresh, daring and courageous dance online, garnering plenty media attention and rave reviews.

Catch a glimpse of DDF in the press with this selection of clippings...

Feeling Good
The Love Behind My Eyes review: Brutal love by the sea

★★★★★ "Choreographer Ali Chahrour’s dance knows a love that is seismic, shifting the ground on which someone stands but also dangerous enough to crack it into pieces."

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Irish Independent
Choreography that offers hope and comfort

"Liz Roche Company and Crash Ensemble have created this vigorous exploration of this idea of community for Dublin Dance Festival..."

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Irish Independent
Mary emerges from the scriptures

"The sound of birdsong dominates the early moments of this female dance duet in an inventive soundscape by composer and cellist Mary Barnecutt."

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The Irish Times
Demos at Dublin Dance Festival: Learning new moves in restricted spaces

"For choreographer Liz Roche, creating a sense of connection in a year of separation for the Dublin Dance Festival was a big challenge."

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The Irish Times
Dublin Dance Festival 2021 - The unbearable lightness of being apart

"Last year’s Dublin Dance Festival was a quickly assembled online programme created within a few weeks of lockdown, but this year’s performance programme shows a heavier curatorial hand."

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Dēmos Films by Liz Roche Company and Crash Ensemble © Steve O'Connor
Dēmos Films by Liz Roche Company and Crash Ensemble © Steve O'Connor
Dēmos Films by Liz Roche Company and Crash Ensemble © Steve O'Connor
Dēmos Films by Liz Roche Company and Crash Ensemble © Steve O'Connor
Dēmos Films by Liz Roche Company and Crash Ensemble © Steve O'Connor
Dēmos Films by Liz Roche Company and Crash Ensemble © Steve O'Connor
Dēmos Films by Liz Roche Company and Crash Ensemble © Steve O'Connor
Dēmos Films by Liz Roche Company and Crash Ensemble © Steve O'Connor
dyad by Justine Doswell © Luca Truffarelli
dyad by Justine Doswell © Luca Truffarelli
dyad by Justine Doswell © Luca Truffarelli
dyad by Justine Doswell © Luca Truffarelli
dyad by Justine Doswell © Luca Truffarelli
dyad by Justine Doswell © Luca Truffarelli
The Love Behind My Eyes by Ali Chahrour © Guillaume Tesson
The Love Behind My Eyes by Ali Chahrour © Guillaume Tesson
The Love Behind My Eyes by Ali Chahrour © Pôle Seif
The Love Behind My Eyes by Ali Chahrour © Pôle Seif

The Irish Times
Dublin Dance Festival 2021: The politically charged space that is the human body

"The event’s second week was crowned by Dancing at Dusk: A Moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring."

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RTÉ Culture
Inside Dublin Dance Festival 2021 - on the good foot

"Benjamin Perchet, Artistic Director of Dublin Dance Festival, previews this year's online Summer 2021 Edition: 2 weeks of exceptional dance online from 18–30 May."

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The Arts Review
Dublin Dance Festival 2021: Dēmos...

"DDF2021 isn't going to allow COVID ruin the party. The hugs may be virtual, the screen cold comfort, and you'll have to provide your own wine, but the smiles, commitment, and aspirations are as real as they ever were."

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Arena – RTÉ Radio 1
Interview with Liz Roche and David Coonan

Dēmos from Liz Roche Company and Crash Ensemble is a collaboration between dancers and musicians. They ask how to feel together in a time when togetherness feels fractured. Choreographer Liz Roche and composer David Coonan discuss.

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NearFM
Week in Review

Ken ‘two left feet’ Kilbride talks to the Festival’s Artistic Director Benjamin Perchet…

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Nomoreworkhorse
Dublin Dance Festival Summer 2021 Edition

Some good news today with the return of the Dublin Dance Festival. As you would expect, most of the events are virtual but at least you can watch some exciting productions from the comfort of your own home!

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RTÉ Culture
Inside Dublin Dance Festival 2021 - on the good foot

Benjamin Perchet, Artistic Director of Dublin Dance Festival, previews this year's online Summer 2021 Edition: 2 weeks of exceptional dance online from 18–30 May.

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The Arts Review
dyad/The Love Behind My Eyes/Silver Veiled

Three smaller servings sees Dublin Dance Festival 2021 go from strength to strength. Even if all don't work as well as they might, each offers something unique. With one being simply breathtaking

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The Arts Review
Revisor

Choreographed and directed by Crystal Pite, and created in collaboration with playwright Jonathan Young, Revisor offers a cartoon take on all things corrupt. If it covers a lot of familiar ground, Revisor's strength lies not in its tale but in its telling. Which features an eight strong ensemble delivering an outstanding piece of dance theatre.

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DDF2021 Dancing at Dusk Pina Bausch Foundation École des Sables and Sadlers Wells Photo polyphem Filmproduktion 1

Dancing at Dusk – A moment with Pina Bausch's The Rite of Spring by Pina Bausch Foundation, École des Sables and Sadlers Wells © polyphem Filmproduktion

DDF2021 Dancing at Dusk Pina Bausch Foundation École des Sables and Sadlers Wells Photo polyphem Filmproduktion 2

Dancing at Dusk – A moment with Pina Bausch's The Rite of Spring by Pina Bausch Foundation, École des Sables and Sadlers Wells © polyphem Filmproduktion

DDF2021 Impulso A Film About Rocio Molina Emilio Belmonte Photo Jour2 Fête 1

Impulso – A Film About Rocio Molina by Emilio Belmonte © Jour2 Fête

DDF2021 Impulso A Film About Rocio Molina Emilio Belmonte Photo Jour2 Fête 2

Impulso – A Film About Rocio Molina by Emilio Belmonte © Jour2 Fête

DDF2021 Forms of Life Eric Minh Cuong Castaing Shonen Photo Victor Zebo 1

Form(s) of Life by Eric Minh Cuong Castaing / Shonen © Victor Zebo

DDF2021 Forms of Life Eric Minh Cuong Castaing Shonen Photo Victor Zebo 2

Form(s) of Life by Eric Minh Cuong Castaing / Shonen © Victor Zebo