Oona Doherty's Hope hunt & the ascension into lazarus (2015) Photo: Florian Thevenard - centre Pompedoui 2019
28 Nov 2020 11:00 (CET) Screening: Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus (2015), Oona Doherty
A distillation of the Male.
Thumping sweaty theatre. Go on a journey through a dirty Europe between violence and the sublime.
Hope Hunt attempts to deconstruct the stereotype of the working-class male, and raise it up into a Caravaggio bright white limbo.
It is a hunt for hope.
Oona Doherty is an Irish dance artist based in Belfast. She has been performing dance-theatre internationally since 2010 with various companies, including: TRASH (NL), Abattoir Fermé (BE), Veronika Riz (IT), Emma Martin/United Fall (ROI), Enda Walsh & Landmark Productions (ROI). Doherty’s distinctive and visceral choreography has sparked international attention, earning her multiple awards, She has forged a wide range of artistic relationships locally and internationally. The Rubber Bandits (2017-2019). Jamie XX I dont know (2020), Art night (2019/20) British Art show / Hayward gallery (2021) So far she has produced highly acclaimed works. Her solo work Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus (2015) was Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival Best Performer Award in 2016 and the winner of the Total Theatre Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017. Oona Doherty was voted one of the top 10 Irish Artist in 2017 by the Irish Times. She created her first group piece Hard to be Soft – A Belfast Prayer in 2017, which was then voted UK dance show of 2019 by the Guardian. She created Lady Magma: The Birth of a Cult in 2019.
2020 / 2021 will see Oona Doherty’s first collaboration with (La) Horde, collective at the helm for Ballet National de Marseille (FR). She will also develop ideas for a new ambitious work to be premiered in 2022. Oona Doherty was one of the Aerowaves 2017 selected artists, a Prime Cut Productions REVEAL Artist and The MAC Theatre Belfast HATCH Artist in 2016-17, an Associate Artist at Maison de la Danse de Lyon (FR) in 2017-18, an Associate Artist at La Briqueterie Vitry-sur-Seine (FR) in 2017-19. She is Dublin Dance Festival Artist in Residence in 2020 to 2022.