DDF News — 30 Jun 2019

In the press: DDF2019 interviews and reviews

In the press: DDF2019 interviews and reviews

The 15th Edition of Dublin Dance Festival had media buzzing. Read a selection of interviews and performances reviews...

The Irish Times
Dublin Dance Festival 2019: stunningly artistic and utterly uplifting
There was a highly visual, even cinematic quality to many of the shows and events of the festival, as lighting design, sound and music underlined experiment and collaboration.

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Arena RTÉ Radio
Interview with Colin Dunne about Session. Listen Here...
Interview with Oona Doherty and Valda Setterfield about Inventions. Listen Here...

Cara Magazine
Multi-page feature on Ireland’s dance scene, including interviews with Colin Dunne, Oona Doherty and Tobi Omoteso. 
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RTE Culture
Liz Roche: Why Dublin Dance Festival matters
Choreographer Liz Roche writes for Culture about her latest Dublin premiere I/Thou and how Dublin Dance Festival has created an important space for dance, strengthening dance's position as a respected art form in Ireland.
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The Journal
Our night at Bounce - the club night for people with intellectual disabilities
A club night for people with intellectual disabilities came for a one night stop in the Button Factory in Dublin as part of the Dublin Dance Festival.

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Hot Press
Live Report: RIOT at Vicar Street
RIOT made for a memorable, moving, and thoroughly enjoyable night.
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No More Workhorse
Rosas danst Rosas – Dublin Dance Festival – Review
This production was first performed in 1983, so its inclusion in the Dublin Dance Festival over 30 years later should make it clear that it is a classic of contemporary dance which has withstood the test of time.
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GCN
Dublin Dance Festival Announce Lineup With Stunning Video
Prepare yourself for an eclectic range of top tier shows across the festival.
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The Irish Times
Fear and apathy at the end of the world
For choreographer Liv O’Donoghue looking back is as important as looking forward. This year’s Dublin Dance Festival will highlight her skills as an archivist as well as the creator of an end-of-world drama.
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The Irish Times
Session: ‘Four men in a space playing with music and dance’s relationship’
A new collaboration by choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and ex-Riverdancer Colin Dunne
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The Irish Times
Dublin Dance Festival review: A riot of movement and sound
The disparate choreography featured in the first week of Dublin Dance Festival had one clear similarity: all spoke – with different voices – to some aspect of interpersonal relationships. Some positive, some negative, they all commanded attention to how self-motivation intersects with broader society, or even just another individual.
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Journal of Music
I THOU
Liz Roche Company present a mesmerising contemporary dance piece responding to the work of iconic visual artist Brian O’Doherty (Patrick Ireland) for Dublin Dance Festival 2019.
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Musings and intermissions
La Natura Delle Cose review
A dance masterpiece chronicling the life of one character.
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No More Workhorse
Interview with Dublin Dance Festival’s Artistic Director Benjamin Perchet
Dublin Dance Festival’s Artistic Director Benjamin Perchet talks about this year’s festival, running from the 1st to the 19th of May in Dublin venues.
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The Arts Review
Dublin Dance Festival 2019
Be Serious. Be Sensuous. Be Silly.
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The Journal
Twist and shout: 5 events for mini-movers at Dublin Dance Festival
Now it its 15th year, Dublin Dance Festival returns on May 1st with a jam-packed programme of events.
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Travel Ireland Magazine
Everybody Dance Now | Dublin Dance Festival
The 15th edition of the Dublin Dance Festival will celebrate awe-inspiring and thought-provoking dance from across the globe, taking place throughout the Irish capital May 1 – 19.
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