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Sat, 11 Nov


The Depot




11 Nov 2023, 20:00 – 20:50

The Depot, 12 Mary's Abbey, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 XR70, Ireland


This immersive new dance work created by Luca Truffarelli explores ideas of freedom and

the individualism of human beings. Shining a spotlight on workers’ rights, THE WEIGHT

presents scenes from daily life turned compelling through the movements of a dance solo

and the power of music. The production was born from Luca’s desire to creatively conjure

the places and people in society so often overlooked, challenging us all to take another hard

look at each other…

Against a soaring orchestral backdrop specially composed by Greg Haines and recorded

with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, this new dance collaboration by Truffarelli, originally

conceived with Oona Doherty and developed with Swiss-based dancer Erin O’Reilly,

presents its world premiere at The Complex.

Luca Truffarelli is a renowned Dublin-based Italian dance filmmaker, photographer and

videographer, who has been working with Irish dance companies for over 12 years. In recent

years, Luca has extended his creative practice into the sphere of choreography, in particular

with long-term collaborator and award-winning dancer and choreographer, Oona Doherty.

Creator/Director: Luca Truffarelli

Performer: Erin O’Reilly

Choreographic Collaboration: Oona Doherty, Erin O’Reilly

Composition: Greg Haines

Music recorded by The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, conducted by Gavin Maloney

With brief appearances by Jessie Thompson and Saoirse Lambkin O’Kane

Stage Manager - Marella Boschi

Lighting Design: Roberto Baldinelli

Lighting Associate: John Gunning

Costume Design: Valentina Gambardella

Set Design: Luca Truffarelli, Stefano & Roberto Baldinelli, Cristina Ferretti

Sound Design: Luca Truffarelli, Uriel Ireland Rabinad

Producers: Maura O’Keeffe, Orla Flanagan

Line Producer: Michael-Anthony Greene

Production Assistant: Ilinca Luca

Set Construction: Showscope Ltd

Produced by Once Off Productions with Luca Truffarelli, supported by Pina Bausch

Wuppertal and RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Funded by The Arts Council. 

Development phase supported by Dublin Dance Festival.

Booking information:

8pm, Wed 8th preview, Thurs 9th – Sat 11th November

Tickets: Preview €16, 9th -11th €19 concession, €21 (including €1 booking fee). 

A charitable donation of €2 will be made to Sea-Watch per every ticket sold.

Discounts available for groups of 8 or more, please contact to order

Duration: 45 minutes approximately

Please note this is a standing format performance, and audiences will be standing


Seating may be requested for those with mobility issues – please advise box office by


Age guidance: age 12+

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