DDF News — 13 Aug 2019

WHAT'S ON: The dance fan's guide to DTF19

WHAT'S ON: The dance fan's guide to DTF19

We're feeling spoilt for choice with the Dublin Theatre Festival programme! And since the Box Office has just opened to the public, we've gathered a few of our top picks to help you choose your festival experience next month.

MÁM by Teaċ Daṁsa

O'Reilly Theatre, 25-29 Sept

Bringing together the virtuoso, Irish traditional concertina player Cormac Begley, the European classical, contemporary collective, s t a r g a z e and twelve international dancers from the Teaċ Daṁsa company, MÁM is a meeting place between soloist and ensemble, classical and traditional, the local and universal. This new mythic production acknowledges how life's polarities can on occasion come together and find resolution. READ MORE


Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster by Nicola Gunn

Samuel Beckett Theatre, 26-29 Sept

The work has a simple premise – exploring in depth the moral dilemma of what to do if you see a man throwing stones at a sitting duck – but gradually becomes more and more complex. Shifting from seemingly incongruous anecdotes through comedy to the unexpectedly profound, Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster tackles weighty philosophical questions with a frenzied monologue, accompanied by an intense physical choreography and a rhythmic electronic score. READ MORE


Us/Them by Carly Wijs

Pavilion Theatre, 8-13 Oct

In September 2004, 1200 people were held hostage for three days by terrorists in a school near the border of Russia and Chechnya. Retold from the perspective of two fictional characters, a young boy and girl, Us/Them is not a straightforward account of this tragedy but is about the entirely individual way children cope with extreme situations. This multi-award-winning production uses both humour and a matter-of-fact approach, combined with dynamic physical storytelling and breathtaking choreography. READ MORE


There's also plenty more on offer with DTF19 which runs from 26 September - 13 October so browse the full programme or pop into the Box Office at 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar.