DDF News — 5 Aug 2021
Time to dance at Dublin Fringe Festival
This year's Dublin Fringe Festival is joyful, intimate and live. If you're in need of a dance fix, here are a few events that you definitely don't want to miss...
Dublin Fringe Festival is coming to you in your homes, in outdoor spaces and in theatres around the city from 11-26 September, and here are a few of our favourite picks from the incredible programme of events on offer:
Minseach by Sibéal Davitt
14 – 18 Sept, Draíocht Blanchardstown
Minseach (she-goat) is a dancer’s journey through time, from being the cailín álainn to full blown she-goat. A love letter to the Irish language, a navigation through past and present, a recalibration of thoughts on identity. This solo dance performance explores the absurdity of entertainment, the commodification of tradition, the universality of language, winning, failing, waiting - all in a few boxes.
© Ste Murray
The Veiled Ones by Junk Ensemble
10 – 13 Sept, Samuel Beckett Theatre
This dance theatre production for young audiences explores witches, transformations and the powerful relationship between a grandparent and grandchild. Created by an award-winning team and loosely informed by Roald Dahl’s The Witches, the audience are invited on an intriguing journey through intricately designed rooms with a cast of internationally acclaimed dancers, young performers and live musicians.
© Fionn McCann
Glisten by Isabella Oberländer
14, 16 – 18 Sept, Smock Alley Theatre - 1662
Alienation, otherness and sweaty dancing. It’s already here, tangible but not yet visible. We’re going to create something! You can feel it stir under the skin, waiting to break a sweat, to surface, to move the body and let it shimmer. Let’s imagine a realm beyond the binary. Let’s be intimate and vulnerable together and imagine what the future could be. Don’t worry, I’ll be dancing, you’ll be thinking.
© Frank Carlin
... and if it's moving and grooving that you're after...
18 Sept, Project Arts Centre – Space Upstairs
A future-afro soul vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Fehdah is on the frontline of the Irish hip hop and electronic music scene. Fehdah’s genre-defying and eclectic songwriting, showcased on 2020’s Kinematics EP, featured guest spots from artist-of-the-moment Denise Chaila and rapper Celaviedmai. Her 2019 single Saharakungoh was a cohesive moulding of contemporary electronic and traditional instrumentation which is aligned with today’s paradigm of the 21st Century Afrofuturist. Shake off the stagnation and join an artist that is truly future-gazing for an intimate evening of agile grooves and otherworldly sound.
© Abe Neihum
Find out more about what's on at Dublin Fringe Festival from 11 – 26 September at fringefest.com