★★★★ “…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.”
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).
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.
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.
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.
More details to follow soon.