Published on March 23rd, 2012 | by Jen McShane1
Event: Dublin Dance Festival 2012
For those of you lucky enough not to be blessed with two left feet (yes, I’m talking about myself here), the artform of the dance is a wonder to behold. These super talented people can skip, dance, jump and move (like jagger, we’re told) with such effortless ease that it’s just not fair. Still, regardless of whatever credibility you have on the dance floor, you’ll surely love the Dublin Dance Festival.
The Dublin Dance Festival are delighted to announce their deadly dancing (see what I did there) programme for 2012, offering audiences a wealth of experiences from the diverse, creative, sensuous and adventurous worlds of contemporary dance. From May 11th – 26th in venues across Dublin, lovers of dance will be treated to an array of exciting festival shows that will definitely sweep you off your feet. Festival events will appeal to audiences of all ages and tastes in venues from the Abbey Theatre to the streets of Dublin.
The programme will feature a number of Irish artists. Junk Ensemble (winners of Best Fringe Production 2011) will premiere The Falling Song, Brokentalkers will revive their urgent work about institutionalised child abuse The Blue Boy for the festival, and there will be sharings of The Burning House, a work-in-progress reflecting the life and imagination of Patrick Pearse. In its 40th anniversary year, the pioneering Trisha Brown Dance Company from New York will be performing at the Abbey Theatre in its Irish premiere.
The Festival will also offer Dublin audiences a sense of what Europe is watching, with a programme of new work and significant European choreographic personalities, with artists from France, Norway, Brussels, Germany, Latvia, Russia, and the UK.
But it’s not just about dancing. For film buffs, there will be a Sunday afternoon of Dance on Film shorts in collaboration with the Irish Film Institute. For those interested in music, there will be a chance to hear works by artists ranging from Laurie Anderson, with styles varying from Irish Trad to classical music.
For full ticket information and all that jazz, see www.dublindancefestival.ie. Never has there been a better time to get your dancing shoes out!
To show you what’s in store here is the promo for your viewing pleasure: