Dublin Dance Festival 2023

Dublin Dance Festival 2023

Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 7.30pm

The Dublin Dance Festival's 2023 Edition is set to take place between 16th to 28th May and will feature world premieres, free activities, a new commission for children, explorations of sustainability, and celebrations of the power of community from extraordinary dance artists from home and abroad.

The festival will be held in several Dublin venues, including the Abbey Theatre and Wood Quay Amphitheatre, and will offer a range of dance performances from renowned artists.

Performances will include The Köln Concert, a celebration of genres, gender roles, and personal triumph from Trajal Harrell/Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble, Navy Blue from Oona Doherty, LOVETRAIN2020 from Emanuel Gat Dance Company, and KING|SHRINE from renowned choreographer Emma Martin. Project Arts Centre will feature work from five artists, including Best Regards by Italian dancer and choreographer Marco D'Agostin.

A free dance performance, ALIEN, by Finnish choreographer Taneli Törma will be held at Wood Quay Amphitheatre on 26th and 27th May. Additionally, an innovative digital dance installation Kindred by choreographer Liz Roche and projection, motion, and interaction design specialists Lightscape will explore sustainability and human connection. The installation will be held at ESB's new sustainable headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street.

During the festival, attendees can also take part in masterclasses with festival artists and discover new works by emerging choreographers.

Tickets for the festival are available online from 7 March or in person at the festival box office from 2nd May. More information on the festival and its program can be found on the Dublin Dance Festival website.

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Published by Journal of Music on 7 March 2023

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