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Misha Freshin’ is a new monthly beats night with the in­ten­tion of show­cas­ing the best Ir­ish un­der­ground DJs and pro­duc­ers, both new and es­tab­lished. It kicks off with two stal­warts of the scene, namely Sunken Foal and Jimmy the Hideous Pen­guin. Sunken Foal is Dunk Mur­phy, a pro­ducer with re­leases for Planet Mu, Front End Syn­thet­ics and Black Acre to his credit, while Jimmy the Hideous Pen­guin rep­re­sents Gal­way’s Com­mu­nity Skratch col­lec­tive and runs the Al­ka­lin­ear la­bel. TRAD Pauline Scan­lon, Pádraig Rynne and Cil­lian Do­heny Lu­miere’s Pauline Scan­lon and con­certina mae­stro Pádraig Rynne re­group, in the com­pany of banjo player Cil­lian Do­heny, in a venue tai­lor­made for in­ti­mate lis­ten­ing. TRAD Mari­achi San Pa­tri­cio


Dance is a tough sell for those who don’t know their ball changes from their beats, but three dif­fer­ent events this week­end show­case emerg­ing Ir­ish dance tal­ent, and il­lus­trate how dance can res­onate in ar­eas far out­side of the stu­dio. This week­end,

is tak­ing a par­tic­u­larly ag­gres­sive ap­proach, with its theme as Bod­ies in Con­flict. Per­for­mances, in­stal­la­tions,

Dance Days


talks and work­shops will fo­cus on the role dance and move­ment can play in trauma re­cov­ery, con­flict res­o­lu­tion and re­silience.

Artists, ac­tivists and aca­demics will be com­ing from Pales­tine, Le­banon, Canada, Belfast and En­niskillen to share their ex­pe­ri­ence and ask the ques­tion: Why would you risk your safety to dance in a con­flict zone? See ciotog.ie for de­tails.

Mean­while, Dance Lim­er­ick is stag­ing the kind of show that could give Louis Theroux a run for his money.

(above) was cre­ated by Lim­er­ick dancer in res­i­dence Megan Kennedy and is at The Sailor’s Home to­day and to­mor­row.

The prom­e­nade per­for­mance is based on in­di­vid­ual sto­ries and hid­den his­to­ries


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from the ar­chives of St Joseph’s Men­tal Health Hos­pi­tal in Lim­er­ick, along with in­ter­views with for­mer staff and pa­tients. See dance­lim­er­ick.ie for more .

And in Dublin’s Project Arts Cen­tre on Satur­day, there is a chance to see work by one of the best chore­og­ra­phers in the busi­ness. is a solo cre­ated for Jone San Martín by chore­og­ra­pher Wil­liam Forsythe, along with “a con­ver­sa­tion through dance on the unique process of chore­o­graphic cre­ation”, again by Forsyth for San Martín and Josh John­son. Forsythe is one of the peo­ple in mod­ern dance cred­ited with pulling it away from clas­si­cal ballet and cre­at­ing a more dy­namic, mod­ern art­form.

See pro­jec­tarts­cen­tre.ie.


Lau­rence Mackin

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