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The Weight: Contemporary Dance Solo

The Weight 8-11 November 8pm

The Weight is a testament to the power of contemporary dance and its ability to convey complex themes. Get ready to be moved and inspired as you see this ground breaking performance at The Complex.

Luca Truffarelli

An Artist with incredible Talents.

Luca Truffarelli, Dublin-based freelance photographer, and video maker has made a name for himself in the world of visual arts. Graduating in photography in 2011, Luca's journey led him to experiment and challenge himself in various creative fields, including contemporary dance and theatre works. As a photographer, video maker, visual/set designer, and artistic collaborator, His portfolio includes an impressive list of notable clients and collaborations. His work has graced platforms such as Photo Ireland, Dublin Dance Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival, and Espace des Arts. Luca has not only captured moments but has also designed immersive visual experiences.

The Weight: An Immersive Contemporary Dance Solo Experience.

Luca Truffarelli's upcoming dance solo contemporary showcase, "The Weight," is assured to be an immersive experience that delves into the essence of human individualism and freedom. This production puts a spotlight on workers' rights, transforming scenes from daily life into compelling narratives through the art of dance and the power of music. His creative vision aims to bring to life the places and people in society that are often overlooked, challenging us to take a closer look at each other.

The Collaborators and the Soundtrack

The Weight boasts a soaring orchestral backdrop specially composed by Greg Haines and recorded with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Luca Truffarelli's vision for this dance collaboration was originally conceived with Oona Doherty and developed with Swiss-based dancer Erin O’Reilly. This collaboration brings a unique blend of artistic talents to the stage, promising a mesmerizing performance.

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Meet the Talented Team Behind "The Weight"

· 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

· 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

Supported by Prominent Organizations

The Weight is produced by Once Off Productions with Luca Truffarelli, supported by Pina Bausch Wuppertal and RTÉ Concert Orchestra. This remarkable project has received funding from The Arts Council, and its development phase was supported by the Dublin Dance Festival.

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Photo credit: Luca Truffarelli

Event Information:


- Wednesday, November 8th (Preview) at 8:00 PM

- Thursday, November 9th

- Saturday, November 11th at 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices:

- Preview (November 8th): €16

- November 9th - 11th:

- General Admission: €19

- Concession: €19

- (All ticket prices include a €1 booking fee)

Charitable Donation: For every ticket sold, a charitable donation of €2 will be made to Sea-Watch, supporting a vital cause.

How to Book Your Tickets:

All tickets for "The Weight" are sold via The Complex website. To secure your spot at this phenomenal contemporary dance showcase, visit our website and follow the simple booking process.

Additional Information

Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more. Contact to place your order.

Duration: Approximately 45 minutes.

Please note that this is a standing-format performance, and audiences will be standing throughout. Seating can be requested for those with mobility issues by emailing

Age Guidance: Suitable for ages 12 and above.

Directions to The Complex:

Address: 21-25 Arran St E, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 YY97.

By Car: If you're arriving by car, set your GPS to 21-25 Arran St E, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 YY97. There is parking available nearby for your convenience.

By Public Transport: The Complex is easily accessible by public transport. You can take the Luas Red Line to the Smithfield stop, which is just a short walk away. Many bus routes also serve the area, making it a well-connected location

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