New artistic director Jazmin Chiodi finally gets to present her vision with a programme of “boundary-breaking, energetic, and thought-provoking works from Africa, Brazil, Europe and Japan.”
We are asked “to imagine, to dream, to challenge, to protest, to embrace” over 12 days as the festival “celebrates the power of the collective and diversity in all its facets, offering a timely response to our times of global upheaval and fragility.”
Brazilian choreographer Lia Rodrigues brings Encantado, her response to the current health and environmental crisis. Flamenco dazzler Rocío Molina celebrates womanhood in Fallen From Heaven (Caída Del Cielo).
Siguifin sees nine young dancers from Mali, Senegal and Burkina Faso revel in the vitality of a collective African dance that explores cultural contrasts, celebrates individuality and finds power in connection.
Fearghus Ó Conchúir along with Isabella Oberländer present Unreeled II as part of an ongoing exploration of queer sanctuary and solidarity between these two artists.
Catherine Young examines human rights in A Call To You while Junk Ensemble consider ageing and care in the company of Mikel Murfi and Finola Cronin on Dances Like A Bomb. As always, these are just a sample of what it’s in store.
Various venues until May 29