Israeli flamenco dancer to star in Dublin Dance Festival

An 81-year-old actress and an Israeli flamenco superstar will provide some of the eclectic mix that has been lined-up by organisers to star at the Dublin Dance Festival in May.

Every type of dancing shoes will be needed for Dublin Dance Festival in May

Every type of dancing shoes will be needed for Dublin Dance Festival in May Image by Tup Wanders / CC BY 2.0

Artists from Europe, Canada and Asia will be part of a two-day extravaganza which will see new commissions, a South Korean dance craze and world premieres as well as hip hop in the Smithfield area of the city.

RTE.ie also reports that flamenco superstar Galaván from Israel will present his own hit show at the festival in Ireland on May 19-20.

However it is the premiere of Jockey, starring Emma O’Kane by WillFredd Theatre which could get the pulse racing as the dance theatre attempts to explore the horse racing world.

Sylvain Emard, the renowned Canadian choreographer is providing three dancers and the veteran actress in a collection of exquisite dances which will be performed at The Project Arts Centre.

A musical poem of impossible love - Monteverdi’s Si Dolce e’l tormento – will be performed by Swiss dancer and choreographer Thomas Hauert.

Another feature in the festival is a collaboration with Goethe-Institut Irland. This will be presented in 'fearless dance' from Germany on the streets, stages and screens around Dublin.

An outdoor dance celebration in Grand Canal Dock will by presented by 80 dance starlets from Dublin Youth Dance Company while the organisers will also provide a family season at The Ark, which is Dublin's cultural centre for children.

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