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Hope Hunt

Ireland / 2016 / 60'
Dance Performance

Oona Doherty performs a distillation of the male.

Thumping sweaty theatre, virtuosic states. Heaving lungs shout in the dark. Doherty takes you through a dirty Europe on a shared nervous system. A kinetic experience between the flesh and the soul. A Hunt for Hope.

From the Dark and into the light like a bursting light bulb, we land as the concrete bird of paradise. Episode I of the Hard to Be Soft series is an attempt to raise the male disadvantaged stereotype up into a bright white limbo. To make the smicks, the spides, the hoods, the knackers into the birds of paradise.

Fade to white.


The winner of the Dublin Tigre Fringe Best Performer 2016; nominated for Dublin Tigre Fringe Best Production 2016 and for Total Theatre Award Edinburgh Fringe 2017; Aerowaves Twenty17 selected.

The performance will be followed by Rory Moore’s DJ set and the exhibition opening of Doherty’s collages The Deep Clean, which are composed of images that haunt and accompany her creative processes. 

Tickets: €7 / €5

In frame of Plesna Vesna and the project Performing Gender - Dance makes differences.

Choreographer, performer, sound: Oona Doherty
Strength via music & car performer & DJ set: Rory Moore
Touring technical manager: Sarah Gorden
Beat sound edit: Chris MC Sorry Bronski
Lighting designer: Simon Bird
Special thanks to the original Hunter Neil Brown
Co-production: Arts Council of Northern Ireland, British Council 2015–2016.

Organization: City of Women, EN-KNAP Productions (Aerowaves).
Supported by the Embassy of Ireland in Slovenia.

Date and time of event: 
Oct 11th 20:00
Place of event: 
Španski borci Cultural Centre
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