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19 - 28 May 2017

Dublin Dance Festival at the Beckett

Extraterrestrial Events - Company Philip Connaughton (27 & 28 May)

Dublin Dance Festival
31 May - 3 June 2017 Pool (no water) Aurora Festival - Dublin University Players

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Dublin Dance Festival at the Beckett

merry.go.round

Dates:

Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 May 2017 at 7.30pm; post-show talk - 24 May

Company:

Maria Nilsson Waller & Co.

Choreograper:

Maria Nilsson Waller

Details:

In her new piece Maria Nilsson Waller looks beyond our world into the great, vast blackness of the cosmos in order to examine our most human of concerns: the search for true love.
In this other-worldly realm of celestial bodies five characters orbit each other. Some are destined to converge, others to split apart. All long for authentic connections in a world where every man is an island.
Rebel Swedish jazz band Je Suis!, NASA recordings of the solar system and iconic opera music all feature as part of the eclectic soundtrack. Strange yet familiar, with a touch of cinematic sci-fi, merry.go.round is never the same twice.

Performers: Elin Hedin, David Nondorf, Marcia Liu, Justine Cooper, Mikel Aristegui

Duration: 50 mins (no interval)

Tickets:

Euro 22/18 conc.

Booking:

Advance booking should be made online at Dublin Dance Festival or by phone at the Festival Box Office 01 - 679 8658.

The Samuel Beckett Theatre Box Office (01 - 896 2461) will be open from 3pm on days of performance for enquiries and for the sale of any remaining tickets.

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Dublin Dance Festival at the Beckett

Extraterrestrial Events

Dates:

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 May 2017 at 7.30pm; post-show talk - 27 May

Company:

Company Philip Connaughton

Choreograper:

Philip Connaughton

Details:

The truth is out there ... or is it? In a spectacular new dance piece, that's also an opera, Philip Connaughton sets out to uncover Extraterrestrial Events. From the team behind the award-winning Tardigrade, Connaughton is joined by four incredible dancers, composer Michael Gallen and world-renowned soprano Kim Sheehan.
This ambitious show is inspired by real UFO sighting reports made to GEIPAN, a unit of the French Space Agency investigating unidentified aerospace phenomena. One thing the events they record have in common: doubt. Did they really happen? Do we want to know? Exploring denial, truth and fear of change, Extraterrestrial Events is a multi-sensory experience that is truly out of this world.

Performers: Zoe Bernabeu, Philip Connaughton, Kevin Coquelard, Michael Gallen, Lucia Kickham, Ryan O'Neill, Kim Sheehan

Note: Contains surtitles

Duration: 60 mins (no interval)

Tickets:

Euro 22/18 conc.

Booking:

Advance booking should be made online at Dublin Dance Festival or by phone at the Festival Box Office 01 - 679 8658.

The Samuel Beckett Theatre Box Office (01 - 896 2461) will be open from 3pm on days of performance for enquiries and for the sale of any remaining tickets.

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Aurora Festival at the Beckett

Pool (no water)

Dates:

Wednesday 31 May to Saturday 3 June 2017 at 7pm

Company:

Dublin University Players

Details:

Pool (no water) is an "in your face"-style play about a group of friends that were once part of a bohemian artists' collective. The story follows these friends on their journey to their rich and famous friend's lavish home, complete with a butler, a personal trainer and a pool. They reminisce on days gone by over dinner before attempting to re-live their wild youth by getting drunk and going skinny dipping. However, this adventure doesn't quite go to plan, and after a traumatic and gruesome ordeal, we see jealousy and corruption consume the minds of these young artists.

The play contains strong language and adult themes and we advise an age restriction of 16+

Tickets:

Euro 12/6 conc.

Booking:

Advance booking for full-priced tickets may be made online. Concession-priced tickets may be bought on the door.

The Samuel Beckett Theatre Box Office (01 - 896 2461) will be open from 4pm on days of performance for enquiries and for the sale of day tickets.

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Last updated 24 May 2017 by Francis Thackaberry (Email).