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THE WEIGHT

The Depot | 08/11/2023 - 11/11/2023

Tickets From | €16-21

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 annie@thecomplex.ie to order


Duration: 45 minutes approximately


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


Seating may be requested for those with mobility issues – please advise box office by emailing annie@thecomplex.ie


Age guidance: age 12+







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