DDF News — 1 Aug 2023
What’s On: Dublin Fringe Festival 2023
Dublin Fringe Festival is back from the 9 - 24 September and rendering the city limitless: drawing a new map of the city where there is space for everyone. Tracing a line of collectivism, joy, care, and beauty. Read on for some of our top dance picks:
Image by Simon Hutchinson
RESONANCE by CHLOE COMMINS
11-14 Sept, The Lir Academy - Studio 1
A journey into a world of the unspoken, inspired by growing up CODA (Child of Deaf Adult). This show explores shifting roles and relationships, connections, and presence for someone living in two different worlds simultaneously.
The narrative follows the blurred lines experienced by someone straddling parallel cultures. As an interpreter, a filter, a voice for those without, and as someone's daughter. A performance told through circus, physical theatre, light, and ISL (Irish Sign Language). Find out more.
Image by Hugo Glendinning
THE DAN DAW SHOW by DAN DAW CREATIVE PROJECTS
22 - 23 Sept, Project Arts Centre - Space Upstairs
After having spent a lifetime being an inspiration to others, Dan is finally seizing the moment to inspire himself. Taking ownership of the beautiful mess that encompasses all that he is, Dan lets go of who he once was to make room for who he wants to be. Dan is joined in an intimate evening of play by performer and collaborator Christopher Owen (Joe Moran, Scottish Dance Theatre) where Dan takes back the power by being dominated on his own terms.
Nominated for the 2021 National Dance Awards, and the 2022 UK Theatre Achievement in Dance Award and directed by Mark Maughan (The Claim, Petrification), The Dan Daw Show is a peep into the shiny and sweaty push-pull of living with shame while bursting with pride. This is a show about care, intimacy, and resilience, about letting go and reclaiming yourself. Find out more.
Image by Matthew Gorman
TEXTURE LIKE SUN by DIARMUID ARMSTRONG MAYOCK
12-14 Sept, Samuel Beckett Theatre
This dance-theatre piece follows three characters as they spiral through their cycles of substance dependency. It is a bleak observation of the psychological process of addiction, with absurd flashes of humour and dark comedy, switching between feelings of gloomy despair and euphoric bliss.
Featuring music by Dee Armstrong (Kila) and Lughaidh Armstrong (Sky Atlas). The Irish choreographic debut of Diarmuid Armstrong Mayock. Find out more.
Image by Richard Mooney and Luke Carparelli
MOSH by RACHEL NÍ BHRAONÁIN
13-17 Sept, Project Arts Centre - Space Upstairs
This is the thrill of fighting, without the fear. This is a dance, a gig, a theatrical shove into the heart of the pit. This is a community connected through music and risk.
With live music, real interviews, humour, heart, and a whole lot of headbanging, five performers dive into the deeper meaning behind a misunderstood subculture. Is this violence or dancing? What are the rules? What do bacteria and moshers have in common? And why would anyone do it? Find out more.
Image by Amy Trucks
WHAT IS NOT OURS TO CARRY by ALI CLARKE
21-22 Sept, Samuel Beckett Theatre
Who would you be if you hadn’t tried so hard to be yourself?
Perception meets liberation as we explore the intricacies of the expectations and bias which cloud our daily interactions. Are we doomed to live in the boxes built for us by others?
Through contemporary dance and live music this immersive performance challenges preconceived notions and invites reflection into the true self. Find out more.
There is even more to discover with Dublin Fringe Festival 2023 so don't forget to explore the full programme.