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Programme 2

Join us for the second night of the festival with beautiful performances by Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín, Stephanie Keane, Rosie Stebbing and Jessie Thompson and Sonia Sabri

Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín | Stephanie Keane | Rosie Stebbing | Sonia Sabri


Can I have your best move? (15 min)

Choreography and Performance by Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín. Visuals by Billy Kemp. 

In early 2022, dance artist Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín realised she wasn’t quite sure why she was dancing anymore. Her twenty-year relationship with dance had begun to stagnate and it was time to do something about it…

In ‘Can I have your best move?’ Siobhán details the process of inviting people, from all walks of life, to dance with her and to chat with her about their relationship with dance. In text, movement and visual projection, this solo presents a live archive of moments collected from these encounters. Ultimately, ‘Can I have your best move?’ Is an effort to re-ignite a dancing spirit in the company of others.

Funded by Dance Limerick and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance as part of the Associate Artist Programme. Supported by Dance Cork Firkin Crane. Special thanks to: Stephen Collins, Laura Murphy, Sinéad Murphy and all the workshop participants. 

Meet Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín here


Briste (10 min)

Briste is an excerpt from Stephanie Keane’s ongoing sound and movement explorative project called Èist (listen). Briste tells the story of a traditional Irish dancer, searching for new ways to dance, move and make sounds with the dancing body. This piece explores themes of identity, reclamation and pushing boundaries.


TEST 1 (20 min)

Performed by Rosie Stebbing and Jessie Thompson.

What if you came face-to-face with your avatar? How much of your physical self are you willing to give to its virtual counterpart? And as life moves ever further into the digital realm, are you willing to confront the space between your real self and the projections of a fantasy?

Two dancers grapple with these questions, confronting an uncomfortable reality. This duet is a physically poetic exploration of the complicated relationships we all have with our avatars.

Original choreography by Rosie Stebbing and Ornella Dufay-Miralles. Supported by Fringe Lab and Dance Theatre of Ireland. 

Watch promo for TEST 1 here

Meet Rosie Stebbing here


Roshni (15 min)

Performance by Sonia Sabri, Sarvar Sabri, Sam Slater and Emily Dore

Roshni (from the Persian word meaning light or brilliance) is an intimate crafting of dance and live music which explores the highs and lows of life today. The audience are taken on an emotional journey, through wordless storytelling, eclectic music, percussive dance and upbeat audience interaction. 

Just as improvisation is the heartbeat of jazz, improvisation is considered a core part of a solo Kathak dance performance – consequently no performance of Roshni is the same! It is the perfect first introduction to those who have never experienced South Asian dance and something quite different for connoisseurs. Roshni is both deeply moving and gloriously entertaining. 

Funded by the Arts Council England

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7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


9 February 2024


Dance Limerick Performance Space
John's Square Limerick


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