DDF News — 29 Aug 2023
What's On : Dublin Theatre Festival 2023
Dublin Theatre Festival has announced its full 2023 Programme! There are plenty of shows for our dance lovers to get excited about. We have rounded up our top dance picks for our dance community.
ZONA FRANCA by ALICE RIPOLL AND CIA SUAVE
28-30 Sept, O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College
Vibrantly political, Alice Ripoll’s latest offering echoes the aspirations of Brazilian youth at the point of transition between Presidents Bolsonaro and Lula. A fervent piece that tells of the hopes of a disinherited generation yearning to reinvent itself.
VOLCANO by LUKE MURPHY'S ATTIC PROJECTS
28 Sep – 1 Oct, The Lir Academy
In a liminal space, a living room in disrepair, a room without a door, two exasperated characters recreate the greatest hits of old lives: a night at a rave, a favourite game show, an 80s music- video, passing the time or quietly clinging to distant memories of life out of reach. As the narrative unfolds, the deeper precarity of their circumstances comes into focus, leading the audience through a fever dream of questions and upended assumptions.
ONE SONG: HISTOIRE(S) DU THÉATRE IV by MIET WARLOP | IRENE WOOL AND NTGENT
13 – 15 Oct, O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College
Through the metaphor of a live competition/concert, including a commentator and a cheerleader, Miet Warlop invites us to form a community and lift each other up, as in a celebration. The temporary becomes the universal, and the personal becomes something of the collective. That is the subtext of ONE SONG: how one song can give meaning to a whole society. Unity in diversity.
POWERFUL TROUBLE by JUNK ENSEMBLE
11 – 15 Oct, RHA Gallery
A highly visual live performance installation from renowned dance innovators Junk Ensemble in collaboration with acclaimed artists Jesse Jones, Olwen Fouéré, Aideen Barry, Vicky Langan, Planningtorock, and Katie Kim. Created for six dancers and a percussionist, this immersive promenade spectacle in the RHA is a celebration of the witch as a symbol of dissidence. Powerful Trouble is a disturbance – a collision of artists’ interrogations marked by muscular choreography, euphoric beats, visceral imagery, and a live band.
There is even more to discover with Dublin Theatre Festival 2023 so don't forget to explore the full programme.