A dance double bill from our 2016 Artists in Residence, especially commissioned by Festival.
Oona Doherty performs a distillation of the male. Thumping sweaty theatre, virtuosic states. Heaving lungs shout in the dark. Doherty takes you through a dirty Europe on a shared nervous system. A Kinesthetic experience between the flesh and the soul. A Hunt for Hope. From the Dark and into the light like a bursting light bulb, we land as the concrete bird of paradise. Episode I of the Hard to Be Soft series is an attempt to raise the male disadvantaged stereotype up into a bright white limbo. To make the smicks, the spides, the hoods, the knackers into birds of paradise. Fade to white.
Winner of Best Performer Dublin Tiger Fringe 2016.