16 – 23 APRIL 2022
★★★★ “…This is a rewarding triptych, each with its own highly distinctive flavour… An international company of first-rate dancers dazzle with both personality and skill.”
Ballet Ireland returned to the stage in April 2022 with a triple-bill of exhilarating and dynamic choreography by internationally renowned choreographers Christopher Bruce, Marguerite Donlon, and Filipe Portugal.
The rock ’n’ roll swagger of the Rolling Stones comes thrillingly to life in Rooster, Christopher Bruce’s electrifying celebration of the swinging sixties. Sharp-suited, snake-hipped men and strong, sassy women perform to some of the Stones’ most famous tunes, including Not Fade Away, Paint It Black, Sympathy for the Devil and Little Red Rooster.
Strokes Through the Tail
Set to Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, Irish choreographer Marguerite Donlon’s Strokes Through the Tail combines buckets of humour and a delightful hint of irreverence.
Mesmerising audiences when it premiered, Filipe Portugal’s Stepping Over weaves together dazzling precision and artistic elegance as couples move effortlessly, almost melting into place, to Philip Glass’ Tirol Piano Concerto.