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Three To See 2016: Dance shows

By | Published on Saturday 30 July 2016


ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three dance shows.

MIS – All Night Long | Dance Base | 17-28 Jan (pictured)
This sounds to me like the sort of dance piece that people who “don’t like dance” might be converted by, because it promises to be lusty and funny, offering up jackass stunts, physical comedy and multimedia elements. Plus, the cast are half naked and wearing not much more than socks and sandals in their publicity shots, which I’m counting as a good thing.

Smother | Zoo Southside | 5-27 Aug
This dance piece is returning to the Fringe after a very successful and acclaimed run in 2015, so you can count on it to be pretty good. It features an ensemble of seven directed by choreographer Andrea Walker, and theme-wise it’s on the serious side – addiction, obsession and commitment in the study of a relationship between two young men – offering an interesting juxtaposition of hip-hop and homosexuality, given the historically tense interaction between the two.

Lïnger | Dance Base | 5-21 Aug
This is choreographed by Breandán de Gallaí, former principal dancer in ‘Riverdance’, who also appears as one of two dancers at opposing ends of their careers. Using photography, film, music, and movement, the show explores Irish gay masculinity and the question of what happens to dancers when they reach the conclusion of their careers. We feel pretty confident that this will be a moving and insightful piece.