Tag: Dance

Review: The Fattest Dancer at St Bernadette’s

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Triple threat Julian Le Blanc is up to high doh. It’s the 10th anniversary of his eponymous school of dance and drama but the upcoming celebratory show is far from perfect. There’s lots to rehearse, students with social problems, and an assistant who can’t really assist. If Ballybough Road thought it had…

Review: After

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. As the end of the world approaches and uncertainty is all-consuming, two documentary filmmakers follow their subjects through the mire of emotions and struggles they face. The subjects, Clara and Kip, work their way through the seven stages of the apocalypse while the documentary makers remain mostly aloof and at times directive.…

Review: This is Not a Love Story

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Creator: Gunilla Heilborn A lightning flash and a thunder clap herald the arrival of two performers, Johan Thelander and Kristiina Viiala. The storm rages momentarily and then the story begins. Or rather stories. Exploring the creative process as well as the lived experience of the team, This is Not a Love…

Review: Running Blind

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. Running Blind invites the audience to find “fresh vision” and explores the role of the senses through dance, sound, and vision. Choreographed and performed by Laura Sarah Dowdall, artist-in-residence at a Dublin DeafBlind centre, Running Blind submerges the audience into a world of disrupted senses in an effort to investigate the…

Review: Death is Certain

This review was originally written for The Public Reviews. First performed in 2002, Death is Certain, a piece of live art by Eva Meyer-Keller, has been consistently doing the rounds of festivals, museums, and theatres internationally ever since. It arrives in Dublin from Germany as part of the Dublin Dance Festival. Upon arrival the audience is ushered into the Cube…