Screenings of ‘Swan Lake’ & ‘Constellation’ @ Dublin Dance Festival

| April 28, 2016 | Comments (0)
Dada Masilo's 'Swan Lake' as previewed at the Dance Factory in Newtown, Johannesburg. Photograph : John Hogg.

Dada Masilo’s ‘Swan Lake’ as previewed at the Dance Factory in Newtown, Johannesburg. Photograph : John Hogg.


Dublin Dance Festival is presenting screenings of two full-length dance performances this May, as Project Arts Centre transforms into a cinema. ‘Dance on Film’ will feature a South African Swan Lake exploring issues of gender and homophobia, and a screening of Alonzo King’s Constellation, with the iconic choreographer in attendance .



Choreographed by Dada Masilo, directed by Jean-Marc Birraux | Sunday 22nd May

Combining classic and contemporary dance that is strongly influenced by her African heritage, South African dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo is known for creating explosive, passionate work. Her stunning new vision of one of the great classics of Western dance, Swan Lake, is no exception. Tchaikovsky’s music is spliced with Steve Reich and other contemporary composers. African dance mixes freely with classical ballet choreography. Re-imagining this iconic ballet through a modern lens, Masilo’s company of twelve African dancers turn Swan Lake on its head to tackle issues of gender and homophobia in a country ravaged by AIDS.

Sunday 22nd May | 4pm | Project Arts Centre | €10 full price – €8 conc.



Choreographed by Alonzo King, directed by Denis Caïozzi | Monday 23rd May

The iconic American choreographer, Alonzo King, adds sensuality, fluidity and pure aesthetic pleasure to his virtuoso classical technique in this beautiful choreography. Constellation came about from a meeting with video artist Jim Campbell who designs and develops movement-capturing technologies. The result is both luminous and lucid, encompassing and intimate. The score meshes Baroque music, sung by the regal Israeli mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani, with contemporary music by Leslie Stuck, Somei Satoh and Benjamin Juodvalkis. This special screening will feature a post-show talk with Alonzo King, who is in Dublin with his company for their performance at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

Monday 23rd May | 7pm | Project Arts Centre| €10 full price – €8 conc.



Via Dublin Dance Festival

From May 3rd Tel: + 353 1 673 0660 / Dublin Dance Festival Box Office @ Festival House, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Opening hours for phone lines & Box Office: Mon-Fri: 10am-6.30pm | Sat: 11am-6.30pm | Sun 12noon-3pm. Closed 8th & 15th May.


Dublin Dance Festival 2016 takes place 17 – 28 May



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