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Spring Forward: Leïla Ka and Oona Doherty
To cut loose by Leïla Ka and Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus by Oona Doherty are presented as part of Spring Forward Festival, which is taking place in Dublin, from Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 April.
It brings together 21 inspiring dance makers from around Europe.
To cut loose by Leïla Ka
In a nightgown. Immaculate, splashing white. In the midst of a thick darkness, that of the night, place of fantasies, darkness, dreams, letting go. It is a body in full pulsation, an attempt at revolt, at rebellion. An indestructible and indomitable desire for freedom. That of escaping the shackles, of putting an end to the injunctions, of cracking the seams of conditioning, of boiling down the assignments.
Choreography and performance: Leïla Ka
Light design: Laurent Fallot
Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus by Oona Doherty
“Hope Hunting” lies between the lines of physical theatre, social proclamation and dance. A thumping black golf, headlights on, sits in waiting, Music thumping from its metal shield. A man who is many men leaks in out of the metal beat, his story, A hunt for hope.
Choreography: Oona Doherty
Performance: Sandrine Lescourant ” Mufasa”
Driver: Luca Truffarelli
Light: John Gunning
Production: Gabrielle Veyssiere
Supported by: Dance Resource Base, Art Council of Northern Ireland, TheMAC Theatre – Belfast, Cathedral Quarter Arts Festi-val, British Council,Prime Cuts Production. Selected for a European tour by Aerowaves in 201.Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus has received numerous awards such as Best Performer Dublin Tiger Fringe (2016), Total Theatre Award and The Place Dance at Edinburgh Fringe (2017), and the First Jury Prize and the Audience Prize at (Re)connaissance (2017).