“It’s riveting and moving, and she’s simply a phenomenal performer”
A solo performance that 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 – too often disregarded and stigmatised – Oona Doherty channels aggression, humour, hedonism, joy and despair in quick-fire succession. Fragmented, yet meticulously detailed, her intuitive social portrait vibrates with blistering physical and vocal energy. Gestures, words and utterances combine in a wholly distinctive body language, contorting ideas of masculinity and morality.
Magnificently inventive and uncannily expressive, Doherty’s thumping dance-theatre work invites audiences to look behind the mask of ego and affectation. Having picked up awards at Dublin and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, she makes her London debut with Dance Umbrella.
Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with The Yard Theatre
More from Oona Doherty at Dance Umbrella festival 2019
FRI 11 OCT
£18 & £20
A searing evocation of Belfast’s streets and inhabitants, sharing their stories with defiant physicality.
SUN 13 OCT
£11 & £12 (concessions available)
The first installment of three Sunday afternoons to relax, sit back and enjoy invention by directors and choreographers inspired by the power of dance on film. Take a look through a different lens.
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