Dancing Nation: Hope Hunt and the Ascension Into Lazarus (excerpt) - Oona Doherty

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Hope Hunt and the Ascension Into Lazarus (excerpt)
Choreography: Oona Doherty

This award-winning solo performance bursts with fury, swagger and humanity. Hope Hunt shatters facades, dismantles stereotypes and finds beauty on the periphery. Adopting multiple personas of disaffected male youth, this powerful dance-theatre work invites audiences to look behind the mask of ego and affectation.

★★★★ "expressive dancer Sati Veyrunes bursts out of a car boot on to the streets of Belfast to perform a confrontational excerpt from Northern Irish choreographer Oona Doherty’s Hope Hunt and the Ascension Into Lazarus."

Choreography Oona Doherty
Dancer Sati Veyrunes
DJ & Car Driver Rory Moore
Light Technician Lisa Marie Barry
Production & Diffusion Gabrielle Veyssiere
Music Opening track, composition Katie Richardson; poem, written by Oona Doherty, performed by Neil Brown; song, Northern Ireland Yes, written by Rory Moore performed by Strength NIA

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Supported by: Dance Resource Base, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The MAC Theatre – Belfast, Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, British Council. Selected for a European tour by Aerowaves in 2017.

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