The 15th edition of our annual dance festival brings pioneers and innovators into our midst. The highlight on paper is Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker whose Rosas danst Rosas work from 1983 sees four female dancers pit aggression with emotion and structure with emotion. Italian choreographer Roberto Castello fuses cinema, dance and theatre in We go around at night consumed by fire which explores lives engulfed by endless desire.
On the home front, the Liz Roche company presents I/Thou with live music, dance and song in response to paintings by artist Brian O’Doherty. Inventions by the Irish Modern Dance Theatre portrays two contrasting couples – one falling in love and the other falling into an abyss – and includes Merce Cunningham start Ashley Chen. DFF regular Colin Dunne performs with Olivier Award-winning Flemish-Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in Session.