SPRING 2022

 

Bold Moves

★★★★  “…they move in such heart-pounding, foot-thumping unison their intensity proves as satisfying to watch as the more refined and thoughtful steps later on.”

The Irish Times

Ballet Ireland is delighted to present its BOLD MOVES season for 2022: a new triple-bill featuring internationally renowned choreographers Ohad Naharin (Minus 16), Marguerite Donlon (Strokes Through the Tail) and Filipe Portugal (Stepping Over).

 

Minus 16

 

Featuring an eclectic score ranging from Dean Martin to mambo, techno to traditional Israeli music, Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16 uses improvisation and Naharin’s acclaimed ‘Gaga’ method, a unique movement language that breaks down old habits, pushing the dancers to challenge themselves in new ways.

 

Ohad Naharin

Ohad Naharin

Choreography

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Re-staging: Ian Robinson
Costumes: Ohad Naharin
Lighting: Avi Yona Bueno
Music: Various artists

 


 

 

 

Strokes Through the Tail

 

Irish choreographer, Marguerite Donlon, created Strokes Through the Tail for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2005. Ms Donlon found inspiration in Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 to create a work for six dancers that combines virtuosic dancing with buckets of humour and a delightful hint of irreverence. A definite a crowd pleaser.

 

Marguerite Donlon

Marguerite Donlon

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Re-staging: Yamila Khodr
Costumes: Branimira Ivanova
Lighting: Ernst Schiessl
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 


 

 

 

Stepping Over

 

Created for Charlotte Ballet (USA) in 2018, Filipe Portugal’s Stepping Over is set to parts of Philip Glass’ Tirol Piano Concerto. Women fall or swoon into guys’ arms; couples move through positions that are sensuous and chastely romantic by turns. Bodies stay flexible, pliant, almost melting into place. The piece wowed audiences when it made its North American premiere.

 

 

Filipe Portugal

Filipe Portugal

Choreography

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Re-staging: Eva Zmekova
Costumes:
Christopher John Parker
Lighting: John Cuff
Music: Philip Glass

 

 

More details to follow soon.

 

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