DDF News — 15 Dec 2021

Winter Edition news, reviews and interviews

Winter Edition news, reviews and interviews

Catch up on interviews with Festival artists and performance reviews from the Winter Edition...

The Irish Times
Beckett-inspired dance piece to headline pop-up winter festival
Dublin Dance Festival features the acclaimed work of dancer and choreographer Maguy Marin, plus Junk Ensemble and Catherine Young.

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The Irish Times
The Misunderstanding of Myrrha: Unwaveringly intense, wonderfully danced
Dublin Dance Festival Winter Edition: Junk Ensemble’s highly visual aesthetic has rarely been as minimal.
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The Irish Times
May B: No question about it – this is a dance classic
Dublin Dance Festival: Maguy Marin’s contemporary work still dazzles after 40 years
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The Irish Times
Demos: A filmed dance finally makes the stage – and sweaty in-the-fleshness wins out
Dublin Dance Festival: Liz Roche Company’s piece explores togetherness and separation.

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Longford Leader
Floating on a Dead Sea at Backstage Theatre
All eyes will be on Backstage Theatre this month for their co-production with the Abbey Theatre as part of Dublin Dance Festival.
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Lyric FM Culture File
Finally Floating on a Dead Sea
Catherine Young Dance's long postponed Irish-Palestinian dance collab, Floating on a Dead Sea opens in Longford.

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No More Workhorse
Dēmos – O’Reilly Theatre – Review
Earlier this year, while the theatres and venues around the country were still closed, choreographer Liz Roche and composer David Coonan collaborated on a series of short films called “Dēmos – films of separation and togetherness“.

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RTÉ Culture
When Junk Ensemble met Alice Maher
For this year's Dublin Dance Festival, award-winning dance innovators Junk Ensemble are collaborating with acclaimed visual artist Alice Maher for The Misunderstanding of Myrrha, a solo dance work that reawakens and reimagines an ancient Greek tale.

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RTÉ Culture
Choreographer Catherine Young responds to life in Palestine
Catherine Young of Catherine Young Dance writes about her new work, Floating on a Dead Sea, which will premiere at Longford's Backstage Theatre on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th November, revealing a rare and immersive glimpse into life amidst conflict in Palestine.

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The Arts Review
May B
Now celebrating 40 years since the then unknown Marin received the great masters blessing, May B returns as headliner for Dublin Dance Festival's 2021 Winter Edition.

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