BABAE by Joy Alpuerto Ritter

A young woman looks over her shoulder with a red vase balancing on her head.
BABAE by Joy Alpuerto Ritter. Image by Katja Renner


Watch at Home: €10 + Booking Fee / Watch at Dance Limerick (table of 2): €20 + Booking Fee


18:00pm to 19:15pm


Thu 17 Jun '21


2 Locations: Online OR In-Person at Dance Limerick, 1-2 John's Square (Choose your ticket)

In BABAE, Joy Alpuerto Ritter examines inherited vocabularies, reconfiguring what it means to summon the power and mystical practices of woman as witch. Combining her roots in Philippine folk dance, classical training and vocabulary of hip hop and voguing, BABAE is a one woman interplay between the animalistic and sensual qualities of ritual and power.

Prior to the screening, there will be an official Festival Welcome by WHAT NEXT curators Catherine Young and Jenny Traynor.

Joy Alpuerto Ritter is an Aerowaves 2020 Artist.

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IMPORTANT TICKET INFO: There are 2 ticket types for this performance stream, Watch at Dance Limerick, and Watch at Home. 

Watch at Dance Limerick Ticket: View the performance stream on Dance Limerick's cinema screen in our beautiful venue in John's Square, St.John's Church. Numbers extremely limited due to social distancing restrictions and Covid-19 safety guidelines, the ticket includes a table for 2 people. For Dance Limerick's full Covid-19 Safety guidelines click here.

Watch at Home Ticket: You will receive a link to view the stream from your home, BABAE is available to stream from Thursday 17 June, 6pm until Tuesday 22 June at 11:59pm.

Choreography & Performance: Joy Alpuerto Ritter
Music Composer: Vincenzo Lamagna
Lighting Designer: Arne Schmitt / Joy Alpuerto Ritter
Costume: Lan Behrendt DYAO
Artistic Assistant: Lukas Steltner


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