The annual Dublin Dance Festival returns in May to showcase the talents of some of the leading dance artists and choreographers from around the world.
One of the most significant events in Ireland’s cultural calendar, the Dublin Dance Festival is now in its eleventh year and continues to grown in both ambition and scale. This year’s festival is graced by performances from both major international figures like Meg Stuart and her group Damaged Goods and Flemenco superstar Israel Galvan and lesser known emerging choreographers and performers.
Meg Stuart’s Built To Last opens the festival and offers Ireland a first chance to encounter her acclaimed group Damaged Goods. Built To Last plays at the Abbey Theatre on the 19th and 20th May and promises a thrilling journey through the history of dance as the performers respond to an ever evolving wave of classical and contemporary music, from Beethoven and Rachmaninoff to Xenakis and Schönberg.
Another highlight comes courtesy of the Liz Roche Company who present Bastard Amber, a major new work inspired by WB Yeats’ seminal poem Sailing to Byzantium and the late paintings of Patrick Scott.