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20 - 22 May 2015 Jockey Dublin Dance Festival - WillFredd Theatre/Emma O'Kane
23 May 2015 Douglas Dublin Dance Festival - Robbie Synge
9 June 2015 Colin Currie Group Great Music in Irish Houses Festival

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Dublin Dance Festival at the Beckett

Jockey

Dates:

Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 May at 8pm; Post-show talk Thursday 21 May

Company:

WillFredd Theatre/Emma O'Kane (Ireland)

Details:

Horse Racing is in the blood. Leading dancer Emma O’Kane has just discovered it.
Her grandfather, Phillip de Burgh O’Brien, was a bloodstock agent and a racing journalist from the 1940's - 70's. He died before she was born but his words live on. From Phillip's writings to Emma's own experience of recently learning to ride a racehorse, Jockey explores the physical relationship between the dancer, the jockey and the Irish thoroughbred horse.
Featuring original racing footage and commentary, Jockey is the culmination of a year-long collaboration between WillFredd Theatre, Emma O’Kane and the Irish Racing Community.

A constantly inventive, affectionate and beautifully performed production ... it's outstanding in its field. - The Irish Times on FARM

Duration: 60 minutes (approx), no interval

Photo: Sarah Jane Shiels

Tickets:

Euro 22, Euro 18 concession

Booking:

Advance booking online (Dublin Dance Festival): click here.

Advance booking by phone: 01 - 881 9629 (from 5 May)

Advance booking in person: Dublin Dance Festival Box Office at the Projext Arts Centre, East Essex St, Dublin 2

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Dublin Dance Festival at the Beckett

Douglas

Dates:

Saturday 23 May at 6pm, followed by post-show talk

Company:

Robbie Synge (UK)

Details:

Curious, surprising and often funny, Douglas stems from actions imagined by Robbie Synge while working alone and performing various daily physical tasks at home.
A lone figure amongst a number of simple objects, Douglas is absorbed in activity. Through a series of physical experiments, he seeks connections between himself and the surrounding inanimate objects.
Does his body move his environment, or is he moved by it? His playful interactions test the push-pull flow of kinetic energy. An intriguing conversation that goes nowhere and everywhere.

Will leave you totally moved and enchanted. - Julia Carruthers, Festival Director

Duration: 50 minutes (approx), no interval

Photo: Sarah Jane Shiels

Tickets:

Euro 22, Euro 18 concession

Booking:

Advance booking online (Dublin Dance Festival): click here.

Advance booking by phone: 01 - 881 9629 (from 5 May)

Advance booking in person: Dublin Dance Festival Box Office at the Projext Arts Centre, East Essex St, Dublin 2

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Great Music in Irish Houses Festival at the Beckett

Colin Currie Group

Dates:

Tuesday 9 June at 8pm

Details:

The KBC Great Music in Irish Houses Festival will open in the Samuel Beckett Theatre with the sensational, critically-acclaimed Colin Currie Group, led by the musical phenomenon that is Colin Currie and comprising the UK's finest percussionists. The group has taken on the role of ambassador for the work of Steve Reich and will perform captivating scores from the composer, including an Irish première, Reich's Quartet, written specifically for the charismatic Currie and his energetic musicians. Currie says that the aim of the group is to bring this (Reich's) music to as wide an audience as possible. "We are driven by its magical allure, its energy and its sheer excitement," he said.

KBC Great Music in Irish Houses is Ireland's longest-running chamber music festival and takes place this year from 9 to 14 June, featuring over 40 performers in ten unique venues over six days. The programme presents Irish and international artists who will excite audiences with an array of performances from Beethoven to Brahms and Ravel to Reich, together with a day-long series of concerts to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats, whose work has inspired composers and musicians for decades.

Tickets:

Euro 23, Euro 18 concession

Booking:

Advance booking via the National Concert Hall - www.nch.ie, Phone 01 - 417 0000

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Last updated 22 May 2015 by Francis Thackaberry (Email).