PICK OF THE WEEK
Like many others, Yousef began as a DJ before adding several other notches to his belt. The Liverpudlian is as well-known today for his Circus label and various events as he is for being a DJ with a handle on big-room house. His track record for Circus is impressive, the label releasing work by Four Tet, Sven Vath, Carl Cox, Harry Romero and many more. His own tunes are also in demand and he’s accumulated a catalogue of tracks for Bpitch Control, Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical, Defected, Cecile, Cocoon and Desolat. IRISH NORDIC FUSION Slow Moving Clouds Danny Diamond’s fiddle crisscrosses Kevin Murphy’s cello and Finnish musician Aki’s nykelharpa. The unpredictable results are what make this Irish/Nordic collaboration so intriguing. A contemporary twist on traditional themes. DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL This year’s Dublin Dance Festival has already taken to stages across the capital, for the biggest event in the dance calendar. This is director Benjamin Perchet’s first programme since taking the reins last year, and themes of migration, mobility and transformation dominate his ambitious programme.
On Friday and Saturday, there are a few double headers to choose from. will premiere her new work Time Over Distance Over Time, which explores how people deal with “the physical and emotional distances we encounter while living at opposite ends of the planet”. Also on the bill is Bias from working with video artist Mark Linane and composer Daragh Dukes. In Project Arts Centre Cube,
presents Liminal, which won her a best performer award at the Tiger Dublin Fringe in 2015.
And in the cinematic Folds of the Crane, creates a work inspired by black holes, flick books, and the
Liz Roche Katherine O’Malley, Liadain Herriott Justine Cooper
many sides of the self. Also at the Project,
a soloist with the Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal, presents her new solo show Jessica and Me.
Perhaps the festival highlight arrives on Sunday in the elegant shape of and his Lines ballet (above). He presents two works at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Sunday, Shostakovich and Rasa. The former is set to the composer’s string quartets, while the latter is performed to a score by Indian table player Zakir Hussain. The work, and his team of 12 dancers, bridge the gap between classical ballet and the 21st century.
ti, Cristiana Morgan- Alonzo King