DDF News — 26 Jul 2022

What’s On: Dublin Fringe Festival 2022

What’s On: Dublin Fringe Festival 2022

Dublin Fringe Festival will be in full swing this year with 430 artists ready to party, rage and reflect over 16 days of events in 27 venues across Dublin. This year’s programme promises strangeness, laughter, defiance and everything in-between.

Get Lost. Get Found. Get Together.

We’ve rounded up a selection of performances that will intrigue and inspire fans of dance at this year’s Festival. You’ll hear new voices and see familiar faces coming together to create something exciting for all audiences. Book your tickets now for an incredible experience this September!

WAKE by This Is Pop Baby Conor Horgan Niall Sweeney

WAKE by THISISPOPBABY © Conor Horgan and Niall Sweeney

WAKE by THISISPOPBABY

8-10 & 13-17 Sept, National Stadium Dublin

WAKE is an adrenaline shot for the city. This extraordinary assembly is an outpouring, a reckoning, a release and a party. This glittering Irish Pop-wake embraces the ecstasy of letting go, the wild abandon of the all-nighter and the beauty of transformation in a rabble-rousing night of gut-punching theatre, soaring spoken word, stomping beats and outrageous circus that will leave us dancing into the dawn.

From the makers of international smash-hit RIOT comes a howling, raucous, soul stirring celebration of community, regeneration, and the magic of collective catharsis. WAKE lifts the veil between worlds, where club culture meets Irish tradition in an exquisite frenzy of ritual, rave, grief and joy; conjuring up the spirits of the good times, of the marginalised, of everything that’s been and gone, toasting yesterday’s passing as we dream up tomorrow, together.

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Hive City Legacy by Hot Brown Honey DFF2022

Hive City Legacy by Hot Brown Honey at Dublin Fringe Festival 2022

Hive City Legacy: Dublin Chapter by Hot Brown Honey

9-17 Sept, Project Arts Centre

Lisa Fa’alafi and Busty Beatz of Hot Brown Honey are BACK at Dublin Fringe Festival with a mobilised troop of Femmes of Colour who are locked, loaded and ready to take to the stage in this genre-bending, heart-thumping, mind-expanding performance.

It’s time to shift the paradigm, reclaim the narrative and explore what it means to be a Woman of Colour in Ireland through episodes of dance, song, poetry, performance and more. The time is now.

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Spiral at the Castle by Light Moves Festival Shane Serrano

Spiral at the Castle by Light Moves Festival © Shane Serrano

Spiral at the Castle by Light Moves Festival

16 Sept, Dublin Castle – Castle Garden

A performance concept of improvised electronic music in public spaces, inspired by the outdoor live music movement taking place in Seattle, LA and Berlin known as ‘Modular on the Spot’. This is a drop-in durational performance and audiences can arrive to this free event anytime between 1 – 4pm.

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Anatomy of a Night by Nick Nikolaou Robbie Mullins

Anatomy of a Night by Nick Nikolaou © Robbie Mullins

Anatomy of a Night by Nick Nikolaou

20-24 Sept, The Complex – The Depot

A love letter to the queers, the weirdoes, the trailblazers, the fringes and the night-walkers.

An exploration of personal identity through a reflection of memories from queer and club spaces. And once the show is finished the real night starts. The space transforms and becomes a club night for you, the audience with a different DJ every night.

PS. Come in a lewk ready to show it off.

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SAOIRSE NA MBAN TEST 1 DFF2022

Dance Double Bill at Dublin Fringe Festival 2022

Dance Double Bill: Saoirse Na Mban & Test 1 by Ghaliah Conroy & Saoirse Lambkin O'Kane / Rosie Stebbing & Ornella Dufay-Mirelles

21-24 Sept, Smock Alley Theatre – Black Box

Saoirse Na Mban celebrates Irish women and their feats over history by cracking the shell and seeing what lies beneath. This dance performance explores the treatment of Irish women throughout generations, understanding their diverse experiences and how it’s affected them and their identity.

Instagram lives, augmented reality, the metaverse: Test 1 asks ‘What are we leaving behind as we move ever further into the virtual realm, and how do we cope as our physical and digital selves grow more distant from one another?’ This performance is a physically poetic exploration of the complicated relationships we all have with our avatars.

Tickets to the DANCE DOUBLE BILL include both performances back-to-back, total duration of 75 minutes.

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Òwe by Mufutau Yusuf Luca Truffarelli

Òwe by Mufutau Yusuf © Luca Truffarelli

Òwe by Mufutau Yusuf

23-24 Sept, Project Arts Centre

This dance show is inspired by meditations on Yoruba proverbs, proverbs that act as an archive of ancestral knowledge, intuitions, and values. Òwe is a solo performance using personal and found archival material as concept, visual design, and soundscape, with an energetic blend of traditional and contemporary movements. It is an emotional resurrection of a past that is both personal and ancestral.

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There is even more to discover with Dublin Fringe Festival 2022 so don't forget to explore the full programme